If it is weekend warrior status then I do not understand the desire for OD. Probably because I come from a time when almost all cars we could drive as kids lacked OD completely.
Even with a weekend warrior status I still drive quite a bit on the freeway. If I want to go to any of the local cruises I'm looking at a 30 mile freeway drive (one way) each time....in any direction. When I wan't to go to the track I'll typically drive it to work first (35 miles) and then to the track (another 40 miles) and then home (another 35 miles). If I wan't to hang out with family...that's a 30 mile one-way trip.
As you can see, even with a weekend warrior status I will quite often still have a need (or use) for an O.D. gear.
Just wondering, did you ever use a two step with it... Sorry I can't remember if you did or not... I'm durrrrr.
I didâ€¦although it doesnâ€™t work properly using the stock TFI (it can only retard back to 10* total). When I swap over to ls2 coils it should work correct however.
The more I think about itâ€¦.the more Iâ€™m liking the idea of a 4r70w setup. It looks like megasquirt was going to release a GPIO board to control trannyâ€™s....and if so that would likely be the cheapest route to take. While it may not be a ready to go race setupâ€¦.it would likely be a reliable ready to go setup that can handle a hell of a lot more power than my 3550 couldâ€¦.for a fraction of the price.
Iâ€™ll do some more searching on the subject, but what all is required to drop a 4r70w in? Iâ€™d obviously need a flexplate, bolts, a TV cable (unless I decide to go with a manual VB
setup), auto pedal assembly and some type of aftermarket shifter. What else? Does the manual tranny driveshaft work? Will I need a new x-member and tranny mount? Is there anything else require to plop that particular (or any other) tranny in that Iâ€™m missing?