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Old 11-26-2012, 12:28 PM   #1
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SNAFU - A cry for help

Alright Situation is SNAFU.

Had to order a new torque converter because the one I had failed. Sucks, but then I just got word that the transmission is smurfed as well!


Turns out my wonderfully expensive performabuilt stage 2 transmission was using a weak non-billet torque converter which needed an adapter plate to fit on . It failed and sent shrapnel throughout the rest of the transmission successfully killing it. Upon further inspection, supposedly very few parts were replaced with "stronger" parts that were expected to be in it .
I am out of funds on buying another "built" transmission just to have it fail and have terrible warranties which don't do a damn thing. The first time I purchased this transmission it failed in under 3 months and I got hit with a heavy labor charge of replacing it. Now it fails AGAIN when it hasn't seen that much racing and I'm still UNDER 400 rwhp! I was livid today when I found out it doesn't even have all the components I thought I paid for!!!!!



If anyone has a preferably 4L65e for cheap, please contact me. I'm out of ideas here. . .

Figure I'ld create a new thread since I'm no longer asking for assistance but begging for help , I'm now aware of what I need, I'm hoping someone has a transmission for cheap I could purchase from them. I've been without my GTO for nearly a month and not only am I going through displacement withdrawl but it is my only method of transportation.
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:26 PM   #2
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At least now you know why your times didn't improve when you added a cam.
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:28 PM   #3
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Also, you really need a beater. Suck it up and find something for $500-1000 as a backup car. You can't be into the modding/racing game without a backup car, you will always be in smurfed situations like this otherwise.
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:22 PM   #4
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:47 PM   #5
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Ebay has a few "rebuilt" 4l65e transmissions from around 550 + shipping. Personally I would look in the local u-pull it for a low mileage wreck, and pull one for a couple hundred bucks. Probably more reliable than a "rebuilt" ebay transmission, and there should be quite a few u-pull its in Jersey.
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:16 PM   #6
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Check if f-parts has any. They don't list everything in their ebay store. Google contemporary corvette and give them a call.
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:24 PM   #7
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Did something happen with the original trans that made you wanna get all high performance trans'd up? I can't remember.

I know Melissa's stock trans lasted for almost an eternity. So, curious.


Side note: How the hell does Contemporary Corvette have no transmissions?!
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:28 PM   #8
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Did something happen with the original trans that made you wanna get all high performance trans'd up? I can't remember.

I know Melissa's stock trans lasted for almost an eternity. So, curious.


Side note: How the hell does Contemporary Corvette have no transmissions?!

They usually sell the engines and trans together. That's the way I got my fbody ls1 + 4l60e from.


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They usually sell the engines and trans together. That's the way I got my fbody ls1 + 4l60e from.


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Yes, true, but sometimes they get blown motor cars and will separate but they rarely list everything. I was able to get a replacement bellhousing from them because the car it came out of had a blown motor.
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Also, try Rick Kim. rkt56.com, he may have extras laying around. smurfing nice guy too.
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Check if f-parts has any. They don't list everything in their ebay store. Google contemporary corvette and give them a call.

Yeah checked the site earlier and didn't see any. I'll give them a call in the morning.

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Did something happen with the original trans that made you wanna get all high performance trans'd up? I can't remember.

I know Melissa's stock trans lasted for almost an eternity. So, curious.


Side note: How the hell does Contemporary Corvette have no transmissions?!

First transmission you mentioned it shifted funny before it actually died. Decided I had a few extra bucks and aftermarket warranty so I wanted a transmission that would last. I put trust in the wrong person at the time.
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They usually sell the engines and trans together. That's the way I got my fbody ls1 + 4l60e from.


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Oh yeah, I see that now.

I wonder if they know that their used LS3 is a couple grand too much?
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First transmission you mentioned it shifted funny before it actually died. Decided I had a few extra bucks and aftermarket warranty so I wanted a transmission that would last.


Ahh. Just bad luck all around then. You ever think about selling that car?


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Old 11-26-2012, 04:45 PM   #14
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First off very sorry to see that happen to you. The next thing I would do is drive buy that shop and hurl the transmission they built out of the back of a pick up truck. Hope you find a competent place to build it right good luck to you.
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Oh yeah, I see that now.

I wonder if they know that their used LS3 is a couple grand too much?

They have a monopoly and they know it.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:28 PM   #16
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I have a stock 4L65 w/ stock convertor, 15,780 miles out of an 06 available. I don't know how cheap you are talking...but I'm thinking 6 bills and it can be delivered out to the shop
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:35 PM   #17
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I spent $1000 for a local guy to build my transmission. Upgraded everything.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:55 PM   #18
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:02 PM   #19
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I have a stock 4L65 w/ stock convertor, 15,780 miles out of an 06 available. I don't know how cheap you are talking...but I'm thinking 6 bills and it can be delivered out to the shop

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I spent $1000 for a local guy to build my transmission. Upgraded everything.

Yeah, a couple years ago I use to have faith in "now banned" forum member on here. I was usually over-charged for services, but I thought I was getting top quality, hence I let him pick and install the drivetrain. Then he and his company disappeared, along with a set of my heads. . .
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:54 AM   #20
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They have a monopoly and they know it.

Not with GMPP around. Eff that. haha




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Yeah, a couple years ago I use to have faith in "now banned" forum member on here. I was usually over-charged for services, but I thought I was getting top quality, hence I let him pick and install the drivetrain. Then he and his company disappeared, along with a set of my heads. . .

That Dbag needs a good curb stomping.
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:49 AM   #22
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Had a similar experience in my Camaro with RPM transmissions. Although they offered to warranty everything which was great of them and appreciated, it just wasn't worth the $350 shipping + shop charge for taking out/back in, and 1 month down time on my daily driver to school. Although I'm not sure if it was the company that was the issue, as the car had a variety of problems that caused issues. Ended up just getting rid of the car which you may want to consider.

Not bashing RPM in any way, as my father has had one of their trans's in his car for a while without issues, but I've learned from that to only deal local, shipping things such as transmissions is just way to much. Just have to do your research before buying, a quick search on Ls1tech would have shown that performabuilt has been awful
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I smell a payment plan through AVAS ..Good Luck Nick..Text me if you want when you get the details ironed out
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There's a reason Brian at Kaltech recommended against using Performabuilt, etc. for stuff like this when I talked to him a few years ago about a built transmission. He always used a local guy that he knew did the work and knew did it right. This is not the first time I have heard this story. Sorry to hear it. You live, you learn.
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:18 PM   #28
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^^^^ If only it was that simple. . OR CHEAP!!

I appreciate what everyone has done for me, I'm hoping all the parts arrive this weekend!
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Years ago.....it would have been both.


You got parts, or a new trans?
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Sorry to hear OP. I know exactly how you feel on being out of the car with trans down time.

I lucked out and had my trans rebuilt by my tech buddy who works on transmissions all the time. He's been rebuilding them for countless years. I was able to watch him put it back together with all new upgraded Sonnax parts. I was only out $350 for parts and another $500 for him to do the labor.

If I were you, either become a tech and DIY (not really), or actually see if you can find someone local who is reputable and see if they have a shop warranty, policy. Something where they will atleast cover the labor.

Good luck! I wish you the best!
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