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View Poll Results: Which tranny
sm465 40 65.57%
th350 12 19.67%
im nekkid! 9 14.75%
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Old 05-14-2007, 06:08 PM   #1
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mud truck...465 or th350

sooo in this truck im building i cant decide whrether to run the 465 or the th350.

i already have the 465, and im buying a k20 for the axles which has a 350 in it but id need to rebuild it.

the truck will be on 38-40" tires. mild small block and 205, the axles have 4.10s

i know htat the 465 will spin the tires easier, but the whole clutch+mud= bad thing

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Old 05-14-2007, 07:29 PM
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my 465 does pretty good in the sloppy stuff, i take off in 2nd or how some call it 3rd
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Old 05-15-2007, 06:26 AM
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Old 05-15-2007, 09:45 AM
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i agree. a th-400 would be the best for mud. i have a 465 and i dont like it for mud cuz you are limited to one gear at a time unless your a ninja and can quickshift a 465. i dont know much about th-350's but i know you can beef them up. i dont know how they will hold up to 38-40's either. but think automatics are better for mud unless you have a high revving engine that can handle a wide range of speed in one gear (in the sm465).
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Old 05-15-2007, 10:39 AM   #5
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are you doing trails with mud, or doing mud bog races? for trails and mud do the 465. for mud racing you want an automatic so it can shift without losing forward momentum. are you sure the k20 your buying doesn't have a th400, it should be?
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Heres the thing about autos in the mud. You really can't shift them unless you have a heck of a motor. I have tried alot to shift and all that happens is the motor bogs down, I do know some people with built big blocks that shift their autos all the time. So it really depends on how built your motor is going to be. Small block I would say stick with the 465, even a stock big block I would stay with the 465. If you are going to build a big block then go auto but not a 350 a 400
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Old 05-15-2007, 01:14 PM
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i had a 600 hp small block w/a turbo 350 when i used to race and still didnt have enough gear to get on the rev limiter...needless to say i never got out of first and never had the speed like the other guys...to be able to shift you need a lot of gear or a nasty motor or both...
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there have been times when i've been digging through a rutted mudhole and i've been very glad that i could keep the tires spinning and keep both hands on the wheel (ruts don't always lead where you want to go). a manual seems like it would be a pain in the butt in that same situation. but, i don't realy like them on the street, either. i'm lazy and do a lot of heavy stop-and-go traffic.
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I loved my turbo 400 with b&m shiftkit in the mud.. line up and nail it... did good..

however I love my 465... I can hit the hole in L, 1 or 2nd.... then if it starts to bog or I have to stop... tach her up in L and shift...
I dont get what people mean by you have to shift fast... I dont... and have no problems.....

this wasnt super gooey... but goey on the bottom and water on the top...

cranberry bogg mud... mmmmmmm love that crap mud.... soo slippery too...

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