They rebuilt my transmision and did the correct upgrades that were never performed by Monster and told me to run it hard and see if I could break it! It is massive compared to stock for sure. Once you get beyond the internal leaks by choosing a great builder then you can move on to what do I need. This shop runs Art Carr. Just got everything I needed to finish the build and now going a different direction. Installed the support on my used tranny before I put it into my car.
If you're still having trouble, check out. His manager quotes one thing and when you pick up your vehicle the invoice is 25% more. These are non lockup, but the lockup is only good for a couple of hundred rpm. I have recently had another 200R4 rebuilt for my Monte Carlo by Vince Janis 330-753-6609 in Akron, Ohio. If the local guy that normally fixes it can't get to it soon enough for me, I'll want to talk to Jake and get his ideas on what parts to use to make this thing live longer and have them all available for him to install.
I have decided as much as I hate to spend twice on a transmission as I did to build the motor I will more than likely be picking up a 2004R from someone over the winter. Be warned though, I have burned up the 2nd gear band because there was not enough clearance between the band and the direct drum. When I talked to Art year ago, he had just gotten his name back from the Chinese, or whomever. I've not heard a real world report yet on that constant pressure valve body. I drove the car nearly 400 miles each way to pull off a win against a Hellcat, several other modern Hemi powered cars and a bunch of other vehicles, and I got over 18 mpg on the freeway at 80 mph. He would adjust it by choosing different shims and clutches from the rebuild kit then apply 120psi to the drum. That is not the Art Carr, the transmission builder of note who is now back in California from what I hear.
I did use a high quality torque converter with 3000 stall and 3 carbon fiber lock-up clutches from Precision of New Hampton, ask for Milt. I bet that is why I never looked very hard at this option before. If a firmer clutch lock-up is desired, remove the check ball in the end of the input shaft. I don't want to get sued again he told me verbatim. Going to copy this thread and post it on the wall in the garage.
Things like customizing your shift points on the fly incl , load 2 calibrations and toggle back and forth incl , add paddle shifting opt , etc. So I'm building it to last. The Mid-South Nationals is the only thing motorsport related I can get her to go to. By that time I had had it with him and said, correct me if I'm wrong, but you said if I buy a stacked plate cooler I can buy the same size and get 5 times the cooling? I believe has been rebuilt at some point. The gearing is perfect for long distance cruising and hot street action. Now that I did that, it's enjoying cruising around town.
Was talking to a friend in the car club yesterday. First off, the 200-4R is an analog transmission. Good luck The 200-4R isn't junk. Art is at true professional and car guy. Pull the pump and change the overdrive washer on the back of the stator support.
After reading your post and looking at this and other forums it seems the majority of folks are saying the same. So far so good, and it fell in your price range. Its lightweight aluminum construction limits capacity to around 500 hp, less if the car is heavy. His shop had a Chip Foose car, a 32 deuce coupe, a 55 Packard and a couple of his cars. I looked at the Extreme Automatic's Web site. Like with so many things though, with a little know-how, some heavy duty parts and lots of experience, the 200R4 is an incredible transmission with nearly perfect gear ratios, shifting characteristics, amazing reliability, high-efficiency, low parasitic drag, compact size and low weight.
That is the info I seek, maybe I am out of my mind. Change the rear end gears down to a mid-3 series and feather it for the launch on street tires with a 700. Also trash the little orange filter ring on the filter tube and use 2 o-rings. As for special tools, you can get away most of the part, but you may want to get the center support puller. If not within this clearance usually is with original washer then rear selective washer must be changed to bring clearance within tolerance. You get what you pay for. What did the 200-4R come in? Then again, some of those saying it had their turf to protect.
It isn't the cheapest way to go, but they have top-shelf customer service and put out a great product. I'd like to hear from people that have rebuilt their own 200R4 trans. If you are a picky as I am you will do this 4-5 times to get the clearance you want also helps to have all 15 front selective washers. This is bigger than my old one. That kind of trust is earned.