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Smart Cars Offering a Transmission Upgrade.

Smart car transmissions.

Smart began in 1993 as a joint venture between Daimler-Benz and Swiss watchmaker Swatch, creating a company known as Micro Compact Car. (It would later move to Germany and be known simply as Smart.) Its “city cars” would feature the build quality and [...]

Transmission Upgrades: Transmission Coolers Beat the Heat..

There’s More To Transmission Coolers Than You Think: It’s no secret that heat kills automatic transmissions. And in high-performance street-strip applications or commercial vehicles, the problem is especially acute. Small diameter torque converters coupled with stop-and-go traffic greatly increase the heat level in an automatic transmission. In most cases, the extra performance heat under the [...]

Transmission upgrades for Rebuilt transmissons…

The automatic transmissions coming off the assembly lines in Detroit are truly masterpieces of engineering. But engineers have been asked to program the shifting thus compromising long life for smoothness and comfort. Once a person has gone through the process of a rebuilt transmission, shift softness loses it’s appaeal. For comfort purposes, Detroit designers have had [...]

Swap your 3 speed automatic transmission for a T-700R4…

I will explain how to make it happen, a swap-over from a 3 speed automatic transmission to a 4 speed automatic overdrive transmission with a lock-up torque converter. This maneuver will be performed on a truck that has four wheel drive. It is actually as easy or even easier in terms of parts. Obviously a [...]

Chevrolet T-700R4 swap-over transmission article continued…

The idea of getting better fuel mileage is appealing to everyone. Technically speaking, another bonus in putting a T-700R4 in the place of a 3 speed automatic transmission particularly the T-400 is that the T-700 has a lower first gear ratio. This will be very noticeable upon acceleration, the lower ratio will make your vehicle [...]

Great automatic transmsission swap for added fuel mileage…

I’m a General Motors fan and Truck owner, I like them for many reasons. I won’t go into all the reasons. We all have a favorite brand of car or truck and that is a good thing. We certainly would not want everyone to own the same car or truck. That is one beauty of [...]

T-700R4 and 4L60E automatic Transmission Upgrades..

I’m not alone when it comes to properly upgrading an early 700R4 or 4L60E Chevrolet automatic transmission. Most shops use some sort of upgrade kit during a rebuild to improve every aspect of the transmission. The most competent transmission shops use the most reliable and time tested brands. Brands that stay on top of cutting [...]

Method to Install The Correct Brand of Automatic Transmission Cooler..

Before we talk about the way to solve Ford E4OD transmission automatic transmission and transmission fluid failure lets talk about coolers and cooler installations in general. First off some vehicles come with add on auxiliary automatic transmission coolers from the factory. Yes, they are noticeably better in terms of improving your automatic transmission life than [...]

Auxiliary Transmsission Coolers Save a Lot of Transmissions..

An auxiliary transmission cooler is an add on automatic transmission cooler which adds extra cooling capacity to your car or truck transmission. Perhaps the best upgrade one can do for their automatic transmission. It is a great idea if you have the original transmission in your car and want it to last longer, and in [...]