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Old 08-06-2013, 03:52 PM   #1
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Reasonable or not?

I'm a big spender among my friends. I do not have a lot of car friends that knows about cars much as I do.


Therefore I'm coming before y'all, in hopes of getting a reasonable answer.

Transmission will be $4,500 at least, (3.73 gears I drive on highway a lot. Torque converter) with strong transmission that can handle 500+ hp.
Since that is high, I'm opting for lower mod on the suspension. Leave shock & struts alone. And just buy chamber plates and lowering springs along with strut tower and Swarr 8.8.

I'd be in transmission and suspension for almost $5,000-5,500.
Not to mention wheels & tires will cost me another maybe 3 grand alone.

Should I just opt out for a used transmission auto, and spend more money on suspension and motor?
Or spend ton on transmission, then spend small on suspension and motor?


I drive very hard daily, this is why I'm undecided on transmission. I drive hard I don't want to spend more money on replacing next transmission if it breaks.
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Just don't drive it hard and u won't have to worry about transmission, I'm sure wheels and tires won't cost u 3k, 1k or 1500 Sounds about right,
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Just don't drive it hard and u won't have to worry about transmission, I'm sure wheels and tires won't cost u 3k, 1k or 1500 Sounds about right,
I drive down in Mexico often, so tires would alone cost a grand. (high Peformance only.)
It's too tempting to not drive hard, but I don't do these 0-85mph very often. Like once a month at least.
But every time I take off from red light, accerlate up to 4000 rpm.
I took very good care of my last transmission, but it seems I need stronger transmission to handle my driving without struggle.
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Like anything else, used is going to repeat what happened to yours.....
Most important, engine, trans, rear axle, tires. When any of these break, your stuck and not moving. Get a good transmission built. Necessities come before lowering springs etc....
Whether you do it yourself, or pay someone, nobody wants to pay twice or be under the car twice for the same problem.....
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Like anything else, used is going to repeat what happened to yours.....
Most important, engine, trans, rear axle, tires. When any of these break, your stuck and not moving. Get a good transmission built. Necessities come before lowering springs etc....
Whether you do it yourself, or pay someone, nobody wants to pay twice or be under the car twice for the same problem.....
I already have the axle replaced. Everything on motor is pretty much replaced. I know the motor can last another 100k at least.

Just transmission that hasn't been replaced.
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What I was getting at is to do it once, buy a built tranny , not a used or stock reman one. It will be worth the expense.
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What I was getting at is to do it once, buy a built tranny , not a used or stock reman one. It will be worth the expense.
This is what I am leaning on.
Just wanted few second fresh eyes to make sure I'm on right track.
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