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October 2016

4L70E Performance Transmissions Install

4L70E Performance Transmissions Install

It hasn’t been an easy life for our in-house project, Blue Bomber, a 2011 Chevy Silverado with a supercharged 4.8L. We have flogged it on big tracks and we have wasted plenty of tires on autocross courses. It has done everything exceptionally well with what little effort the truck really took to complete. We love it, and maybe we’ve loved it a little too hard.

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4R75W Performance Transmissions

4R75W Performance Transmissions

The market offers a number of choices for automatic transmissions. One option would be a Ford 6R60/6R80 six-speed but they are hard to find. In addition they are expensive. Most relevant, the aftermarket hasn’t had a chance to address some of the issues that may cause problems in performance applications. We chose a Ford four-speed overdrive 4R75W performance transmission from Gearstar.

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Gearstar Custom Performance Transmission Installs

Gearstar Custom Performance Transmission Installs

Gearstar Performance Transmissions is located on North Howard Street, not even a mile from the beating heart of downtown Akron. Owner Zack Farah founded Gearstar after spending years working for another transmission manufacturer that produced up to 100 transmissions and 300 converters per day. As time passed, Farah continually found himself drawn toward the high-performance transmission aspect of that business.

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200-4R Performance Transmission Install

200-4R Performance Transmission Install

By: John Shapiro

What keeps people from enjoying their car on long distance drives? The gas mileage generated from that old tired 3 speed auto trans.
We visited Gearstar Transmissions in Akron, Oh. Which is locally owned and operated but are a national recognized transmission of choice by many of the magazine project cars and the Street Rodder Tour car for the past 10 years.

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Installing Gearstar Performance Level 4 4L65E Transmission

Installing Gearstar Performance Level 4 4L65E Transmission

Gearstar transmissions offer top notch quality whether in a muscle car, pro-touring beast, restoration project, daily-driver or modern performance machine. Zack Farah, the owner of Gearstar, remains focused on quality and not quantity since starting the company in 2001. Gearstar equals made to order custom manufactured package built for your specific application.

Installing Gearstar Performance Level 4 4L65E Transmission

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