What is a Turbo 400 transmission worth?

How much horsepower can a Turbo 400 transmission handle?

About 400-450 HP/TQ is the limit on the stock TH400. With ONE almost free modification and some minor valve body calibration changes, 800 HP on an otherwise stock TH400 is not a problem if it’s assembled well (good endplay, etc), and the 34 element sprag is a wise addition above 450 HP or any drag usage.

Is the Turbo 400 a good transmission?

The Bottom Line

An overview of the TH400 transmission shows it is a durable transmission that can give a good performance. The TH400 was used in a wide range of cars from GM as well as other manufacturers. Interestingly, the transmission can be adapted for use in several engines today.

Is TH400 and Turbo 400 the same?

They are, for the most part, interchangeable on the same vehicles; however, you would normally find the TH400 in larger engine applications because they are able to function more reliably at higher engine rpms.

How fast can a TH400 go?

Registered. you can go much faster than 55 depending on gear ration and tire size. The th400 is not an overdrive, but the 6.2L can spin pretty fast. The tranny should have nothing to do with it.

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How can I tell if I have a 400 Turbo transmission?

Another quick way to identify a Turbo 400 is to look at the kick-down mechanism. Unlike the Turbo 350, instead of a “kick down” cable, it uses an electrical slide switch, which is controlled by the throttle linkage. Generally, in ’68-’71 vehicles, the switch is located on the carburetor.

Which is better Turbo 350 or Turbo 400?

The Turbo 400 is larger, longer, and heavier than the Turbo 350 and was designed to live behind higher-torque applications such as big-blocks. That doesn’t mean the Turbo 350 is weak in comparison.

What does TH400 stand for?

The Turbo Hydra-Matic 400 transmission was General Motor’s heavy duty, 3 speed automatic transmission. It first appeared in 1964, where it was used as a production option for Cadillac cars.

What’s better Powerglide or TH400?

In these types of applications, a Powerglide is the ultimate in consistency as well. On the other hand, for cars that will see any street time at all, a TH400 is a better option. In race cars, compared to a Powerglide a TH400 is better suited for cars with large tires and taller rearend gearing.

How do I tell what year my TH400 is?

A small metal tag is affixed to the passenger side of the transmission just above the pan rail. This identified the model year, engine type, date, and transmission serial number. The partial VIN is stamped on the driver side of the transmission just above the pan rail.

What transmission can replace a turbo 400?

The 4L60 transmission as been around log enough to prove itself, and it is a shoe-in to replace a Turbo 350 or 400, plus it cam be found in a non-electronic controlled version that’ll work behind a Chevy motor in almost any old truck.

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How many gears does a Turbo 400 have?

TH-400 transmissions are three-speed automatics, with a 2.48:1 first gear. Reverse gear is 2.08:1 and third gear is an even 1 to 1. Turbo 400s use three tail shaft lengths; the most preferred units for a GM swap would have the short 4-inch tail shaft.

Does Turbo 400 have overdrive?

But the TH350 and TH400 three-speed versions (and their two-speed Powerglide cousin) fall short when it comes to highway cruising. The reason for this is the conspicuous lack of an overdrive gear. Back in the late-’60s gas was cheap and highway cruising speeds were lower.

How much longer is 4L80E than TH400?

4L80E transmissions have nearly 25% overdrive and are 4 inches longer than the TH400. The trans mount has been moved rearward by an inch-and-a-half. If we talk about the weight, the 4L80E is nearly 50 pounds heavier compared to the TH400 due to the electronic control.

What is 700R4 transmission?

The 700R4, also known as Turbo Hydra-Matic, is a 4-speed automatic transmission that was launched by General Motors in the early 1980s. It is an upgrade to the 3-speed TH350 automatic transmission and older models of rear-wheel-drive cars.