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post #1 of 10 Old 08-31-2010, 09:47 AM Thread Starter
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Talking BMR 2010 Camaro with a TH400 transmission! (pictures inside)

We have been doing quite a bit of work with our 2010 Camaro getting it ready for for the Holley LS Fest and the LSX Shootout. We have had this transmission installed quite a while now we have just been trying to work out some details with the car before we posted anything. We will be building crossmembers to install TH400's in these cars, the one on this car is a prototype we built that incorporates a driveshaft loop for our one piece 3.5" aluminum driveshaft. The TH400 uses a 4200 PTC converter and has a trans break which we have yet to use, but should be fun. If you guys have any questions let me know. Here are some pics for your viewing.

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post #2 of 10 Old 08-31-2010, 09:37 PM
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I'm curious which eats more power the Turbo400 or the A6


That turbo 400 with a good torque converter will be dam good for racing
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The TH400 can certainly be built to be bulletproof....but curious why not a powerglide?

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The TH400 can certainly be built to be bulletproof....but curious why not a powerglide?
I wondered the same thing
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I would think the Camaro is a little heavy for a powerglide.

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The car is way too heavy for a powerglide to work well. Also if I was gonna use a powerglide I would want the car to make quite a bit more power. This car still gets driven with the TH400 in it, a TH400 was the ideal transmission for the weight, power and abuse we are going to put on the trans.
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Why not a 700R4 then?

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Why not a 700R4 then?
A 700R4 would have been probably the worst possible option due to the weight and the power the car is/willl be making.
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A 700R4 would have been probably the worst possible option due to the weight and the power the car is/willl be making.
How so? Several 4000lbs+ Chevy/GMC cars, trucks and SUV's used that same transmission. It even was used in the GTO. Alot of companies either build or sell kits that make a 700R4 handle well over 650hp. Alot of guys on TGO have 700R4's built to handle there 700rwhp drag cars.

Unless you're talking a 4000lbs+ Camaro with well over 1000rwhp, I see no reason why a 700R4 is the worst possible option.

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How so? Several 4000lbs+ Chevy/GMC cars, trucks and SUV's used that same transmission. It even was used in the GTO. Alot of companies either build or sell kits that make a 700R4 handle well over 650hp. Alot of guys on TGO have 700R4's built to handle there 700rwhp drag cars.

Unless you're talking a 4000lbs+ Camaro with well over 1000rwhp, I see no reason why a 700R4 is the worst possible option.
The late model GTO's actually have 4L65E which is derived from a 700R4 but not the same. A 700R4 may hold up some passes in a fast and heavy car but it in no way compares to the TH400 as far as durability and maintinence goes. Plus the price of "GOOD" rebuild in a TH400 is much cheaper then 700R4. I have built more than my fair share of transmission and can tell drag race wise a 700R4 is at the bottom of the list. The TH400 is the best option for what we want to do hence the reason we used it. Keeping a 700R4, 4L60E, 4L65E, or 4L70E transmission together for a extended period of time in a car that will make 700-800HP and weights over 4k lbs would be a large challenge and a waste of time in my opinion plus getting the electronics to work in a 2010 Camaro would be a hassle.
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