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Annual Car Show

Car Shows while you dreamThe River of Life Church, located in Chagrin Falls Ohio, boasts the annual ROL Car Show every summer.  The cold weather in North East Ohio makes the summer months truly a treasured time. This especially rings true for car enthusiasts.  The weather reports showed rain in the forecast the entire week leading up to the event. Behold, the blessings of warm weather, the sun shining, family, friends, food and most importantly a record number of show quality cars.

Gearstar Sponsored

Gearstar remains motivated in the realm of all things car related and sponsoring a car show sure meets the criteria. A Gearstar sponsored annual car show at The River of Life Church offers a chance to be a part of something more significant. The River of Life Church maintains a worldwide presence in ministry. While the car show had its benefits, the proceeds from the wonderful event are to benefit ROL missions. To think we got to enjoy a day of automotive bliss with friends, family, food and entertainment. Meanwhile, the fruits of our enjoyment ultimately find their way to less fortunate individuals.  Truly a win win situation and definitely a great time. Check out some of the photos and most importantly video footage of the burnouts on exit.  

Gearstar Dyno Tests

Know That You KnowGearstar dyno tests while you eat

Gearstar performance transmissions knows the importance of getting it right the first time.  For this reason, all Gearstar transmissions are custom built, by a single master technician, from start to finish.  The focus of Gearstar remains that you know that you know you will be receiving the exact transmission you require. Custom specified by you to perform how you want it to perform and deliver how you need it to deliver.  Furthermore, the transmission needs to be reliable.  Gearstar wont rest until we've built the transmission to deliver exactly what you require.  Regardless of your name, your position, your vehicle, or whatever the transmission on the bench is the most important thing to Gearstar.  As noted many times before, Gearstar does not shelve transmissions.  You spec, we build.

Gearstar Dyno Tests

Gearstar dyno tests while you sleepGearstar proudly boasts a less than one percent return rate.  So much consideration and care is devoted to every build, it doesn't make sense to leave it at that.  For this reason Gearstar dyno tests every single transmission the equivalent of at least one hundred miles to ensure transmission and converter are performing perfectly.  Customer satisfaction is our number one ally.  Dyno testing all transmissions not only ensures that when your transmission arrives it's ready to ride, but also means its assembled, converter and all, ready to install.  Gearstar doesn't manufacture high quantities of transmissions. We build the world's finest performance transmissions.

Gearstar Transmissions Maximize Potential

Custom One Off Transmissions

Gearstar Pro Series Transmissions while you eat and sleep

Gearstar builds custom one off performance transmissions engineered to perform. Think of Gearstar like a custom engine building shop but for transmissions instead.  The focus to achieve desired results and performance far exceed the desire to manufacture in ridiculous quantities. The one of our master technicians being building a transmission, that transmission becomes the technicians only concern.  One satisfied customers far outweighs the potential for any unsatisfied customers.  For this reasson, Gearstar boasts a less than 1% return rate.  Our focus is pinpoint and our execution becomes exacting.  Gearstar focuses on the most finite and minuscule detail to ensure your custom performance transmissions is engineered to perform exactly how you need it to.  The transmission you purchase from Gearstar is not and will never be a shelf unit.  Every Gearstar transmission receives the same attention to detail.

Gearstar Transmissions Maximize PotentialGearstar 4L85E while you race

Engineered to perform, Gearstar transmissions maximize potential.  Whether for Hot Rod Garage, Roadkill Show, Leisinger Race Team or the local builder, Gearstar aims for perfection.  When we say engineered to perform we mean it. Gearstar builds horsepower transfer units. Anybody can manufacture transmissions for the masses, but it takes a dedicated company and focused process to custom build your unit.  Gearstar consistently reaches to squeeze every drop from your vehicle. What good is all that might if you cant put it to the road? Further, why would you settle for anything less?  Do the research and discover why the best trust Gearstar. Check out the video below and see what the guys at Hot Rod Garage say about Gearstar transmissions and maximize potential.

Performance Transmissions With A Reputation For Greatness

Performance Transmissions With A Reputation For Greatness

When it comes to custom built performance transmissions, Gearstar isn't fooling around.  We don't build transmissions by the hundreds and then put them on a shelf for sale.  You'll find no assembly line production in the four walls of Gearstar.  Gearstar builds performance transmissions with a reputation for greatness. Your Gearstar custom performance transmission is engineered and built to your exacting specifications.  NO SHELF UNITS. When
Gearstar Pro Series Transmissions while you racce and win

Gearstar Pro Series

customers contact Gearstar they will answer many questions regarding their vehicle, the vehicles purpose and their personal driving preferences.  This is the Gearstar paradigm shift.  We're not manufacturing performances transmissions for the masses, we are custom building your horsepower transfer unit to your exact specifications and desires.  Furthermore, your Gearstar custom performance transmissions is built from start to finish by one of our master technicians.  This ensures the Gearstar strong quality you deserve.  Gearstar takes pride in a quality over quantity approach.  Gearstar may not be the biggest performance transmission company but aims to be the best.

Less Than One Percent

Performance transmissions with a reputation for greatness while you dreamGearstar focuses on the idea that engineering and building you the custom transmission you need will result in happier customers.  These ideals are the foundation of Gearstar and have proven successful. Currently Gearstar transmissions boast a less than one percent return rate. The fact remains, when something, anything, is designed, built, manufactured, or produced for the masses, it will always carry a certain fitment issues. This goes without saying but every consumer is not the same.  Furthermore, every performance and or custom vehicle is not the same.  As a matter of fact, It's likely that almost none of them are the same. Your custom, hotrod, street, racer and classic vehicles are like a fingerprint. No two are the same.  This is exactly how Gearstar approaches building your transmission.  That is how Gearstar manages to maintain a less than one percent return rate.  Designed for you, built to specs, and engineered to perform. Check out more Gearstar here or contact us for assistance.

Crushing It

Pro Series Transmission

Gearstar Pro Series while you race and win Gearstar engineers Pro Series Transmission to perform under the harshest racing conditions while built to manage high horsepower and torque output. Beefed to the max with only the best hardened American made parts available and meticulously crafted to meet the specifications of racers and their teams. Racers and their teams spend countless amounts of time and money ensuring their vehicles deliver and Gearstar takes this very seriously. Gearstar engineers horsepower transfer units.  Gearstar Pro Series Transmissions; built to race, engineered to win.

Crushing It

Gearstar Pro Series Transmissions while you eat and sleepGearstar is proud to be the trusted transmissions of the Leisinger Race Team.  The Leisinger Race Team is extremely competitive in autocross racing.  They have several car including the infamous Crusher Camaro, Crusher Corvette and the Crushed C10 pictured.  The Leisinger Race Team equips their vehicles with Gearstar Pro Series Transmissions.  It's worth mentioning that the Leisinger Race Team has the only vehicle, running an automatic transmission, that's ranking in the top 16 nationally for the last 5 years. Most note worthy the vehicle is constantly a top 3 finisher.  The Gearstar Pro Series Transmissions are custom built for the Leisinger  Race Team and carefully built to specifically handle the rigors and abuse of competitive autocross racing.  Check out some footage of the Gearstar equipped Leisinger Race Team crushing it autocross here.

Gearstar Pro Series Transmission while you build and workGearstar Difference

Every Gearstar transmission is custom built to your exact specifications. We do not shelve any units. Your custom performance transmission is built, by the same master technician, from start to finish.  One pair of hands ensures no detail, no matter how minute, will ever be overlooked.  In addition, Gearstar DYNO tested with converter the equivalent of 100 miles to insure that transmission and converter package are in perfect operating condition before they leave our facility.  Gearstar dedicates to engineering and manufacturing the finest performance transmissions in the world. Additionally, we streamline communication and manage expectations so that we deliver you our best product. Gearstar manufactures performance transmissions to the specifications of the engine in which it is going to serve. As a result, matching the rear gear ratio and the horsepower and torque output of the engine. In conclusion, quality over quantity. It’s what we do. Contact us with any questions or for more information.  

Gearstar Pro Series Transmissions

We've Got You Covered

Gearstar Pro Series Transmissions while you can and will

Gearstar Pro Series 4L80E

That’s right, we’re not looking to rebuild your wife’s minivan transmission. Hot Rods… Street Rods… those are our loves, so we’ll leave the soccer practice and 9-to-5 commuter transmissions to the bulk manufacturers. We know how you feel when you are looking for someone you can trust with your baby, and we treat it like it is our own. Whether you are looking for a Ford performance transmission, a GM performance transmission, or a Mopar performance transmission – we’ve got you covered.

The Paradigm Shift

Gearstar Pro Series transmissions while you race and win The Paradigm shift is a fundamental change in approach or underlying assumptions.  One might assume that Gearstar transmissions are boxed and shipped right from the shelf. Gearstar custom builds performance transmissions on a per order basis.  Every Gearstar transmission built from beginning to end by one of our master technicians.  Gearstar Performance and Pro Series transmissions deliver top rated performance, reliability and strength. We DO NOT stock shelf units.  The Gearstar workbench is our shelf and that is one thing that makes Gearstar different. Gearstar Pro Series transmissions while you race and win

Gearstar Pro Series Transmissions

Gearstar Pro Series transmissions are no exception to the rule and Gearstar takes pride in building the best. The Pro Series transmissions are custom built to the highest level achievable and built to withstand the most brutal racing conditions. Check out the Leisinger Race Team beating on their Gearstar Pro Series Transmissions on Gearstar TV Discover why the best trust Gearstar and why you should to. Check out more Gearstar Pro Series Transmissions here. Gearstar Pro Series Transmissions while you racce and win

Questions You Should Ask Before Upgrading Your Ride

Questions You Should Ask Before Upgrading Your Ride

questions you should ask before upgrading your ride while you work There are many questions you should ask before upgrading your ride. It is important to consider what the vehicle will be used for and what you're looking to get out of the car or truck. Is your custom a cross country cruiser or a weekend racer? Maybe a combination or a none of the above. Have you built a pampered show car or a heavy duty work truck? There are so many factors to consider when determining the upgrades and modifications you're making to your vehicle. Consider addressing the questions before diving in. The list of potential modifications and upgrades is extensive, but the most common sought out mod is horsepower upgrades.

Greed for Speed and Power

The greed for speed and power syndrome plagues all drivers.  There is always a burning desire for more power and more speed. It's the racer inside all of us clawing it's way to the surface. What was once enough is now inadequate. We enjoy customizing and modifying our vehicles. The parts catalogs featuring the bolt on horsepower continue to reel us in with credit card in hand.  Adding 20+ horsepower here and 30+ horsepower there.  Undoubtedly exciting, the greed for speed and power has underlying hidden side effects.

Too Hot To Handle

Gearstar while you race   The fact remains that most individuals won't consider their vehicles transmission until something goes wrong.  Another interesting fact that goes overlooked is that your new found addiction to horsepower and speed is likely too hot to handle for your factory transmission.  In addition, many aftermarket and performance transmissions are shelf units built considering the masses.  A Gearstar Performance Transmission is custom built to your specifications and over engineered to ensure quality.  A perfect example is a custom is pushing 700hp with a factory transmission designed to handle 500 hp max. Many of us won't bat an eye until the current set up fails. The factory transmission was built with limitations comparable to the vehicles hp and torque output.  Then car guys, star modding, upgrading, and adding.  At some point, probably when you least expect it, that neglected factory transmission will give up.

Conclussion

Every Gearstar transmission is custom built to your exact specifications. We do not shelve any units.  The transmission you purchase is custom configured for your application.  Your custom performance transmission is built, by the same master technician, from start to finish.  One pair of hands ensures no detail, no matter how minute, will ever be overlooked.  In addition, Gearstar DYNO tested with converter the equivalent of 100 miles to insure that transmission and converter package are in perfect operating condition before they leave our facility.  Gearstar dedicates to engineering and manufacturing the finest performance transmissions in the world. Additionally, we streamline communication and manage expectations so that we deliver you our best product. Gearstar manufactures performance transmissions to the specifications of the engine in which it is going to serve. As a result, matching the rear gear ratio and the horsepower and torque output of the engine. In conclusion, quality over quantity. It’s what we do. Check out the #GearstarStrong #ParadigmShift here Contact us with any questions or for more information.  

Performance Transmission Mistakes You Don’t Want To Make

Performance Transmission Mistakes You Don’t Want To Make

There are several performance transmission mistakes you don't want to make.  Your custom and or performance automobile is just that. There is no other like it. Why would you buy a transmission built for the masses? Why would you accept marginal efforts to meet specifications? Finally, why would accept anything less than absolute perfection? There are so many components that control the functionality of your transmission and this offers builders the opportunity to increase production via the assembly line. These are just a few of the many mistakes lurking while you purchase your performance transmission. There are far too many stories of customers purchasing that shelved performance transmission and ultimately regretting the purchase. The purchase was made considering time and bottom dollar.  These are formidable factors, however, remain mute if your brand new off the shelf performance transmission fails out of the box. Fortunately, there is a simple solution.

The Problem

The problem is that the performance transmission you purchase may be off the shelf.  A shelf unit may or may not have taken your purpose into consideration. The problem is the lack of quality parts.  In addition, attention to detail and quality assurance decreases. Finally, the problem remains you. You settle for less than you deserve. In an attempt to save a buck you begin to cut corners that may never payoff. In fact, they may end up costing you more. Fortunately, every problem has a solution.

The Solution

The solution to the problem is simple. A custom performance transmission built to exacting specifications.  That may sound easier said then done. However, when quality and not quantity becomes the focus this becomes an easy achievement.  You build you your custom, classic and/or race ready vehicle with a plan, purpose and desired outcome.  That is exactly what you should require in the manufacturing of your transmission.  Your custom performance transmission should be built from start to finish while focusing on your needs. Every Gearstar transmission is custom built to your exact specifications. We do not shelve any units.  The transmission you purchase is custom configured for your application.  Your custom performance transmission is built, by the same master technician, from start to finish.  One pair of hands ensures no detail, no matter how minute, will ever be overlooked.  In addition, Gearstar DYNO tested with converter the equivalent of 100 miles to insure that transmission and converter package are in perfect operating condition before they leave our facility. Contact us with any questions or for more information. performance transmission mistakes you dont want to make while you sleep

How To Tell If You’re Buying The Best Transmission

The Time Has Come

The time has come and the song is over.  Your old tired transmission isn't getting the job done anymore. This is how to tell if you're buying the best transmission. Drive for show and putt for doe, right? All the time, energy and money you've poured into your ride means nothing when your transmission is failing.  It's all show and no go when you can't put the power to the street. What's next? There are many options when it comes to rebuilding, replacing and upgrading your factory transmission.  The smartest thing you can do is research. Know your car and know your goals, dreams and desires. Ask yourself; What am I looking to achieve?

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What You Need

The moment you set to restoring that classic, designing that custom or building that racer you set in motion a formula that needs to be solved.  The manufacturers have developed the perfect system for stamping out massive quantities of automobiles. Each one the same as the next. Standardized. You're not standard and neither is your project.  Why would you consider another standard transmission off the shelf? What you need is a custom performance transmission.  One tailor made for your classic, hotrod, streetrod, custom or racer. You need a transmission designed and built to the specifications you've built into you car.  A transmissions built by those taking everything you've built your car to be into consideration. Nag-1  

What We Do

Every Gearstar transmission is custom built to your exact specifications. We do not shelve any units.  The transmission you purchase is custom configured for your application.  Your custom performance transmission is built, by the same master technician, from start to finish.  One pair of hands ensures no detail, no matter how minute, will ever be overlooked.  In addition, Gearstar DYNO tested with converter the equivalent of 100 miles to insure that transmission and converter package are in perfect operating condition before they leave our facility.  Gearstar dedicates to engineering and manufacturing the finest performance transmissions in the world. Additionally, we streamline communication and manage expectations so that we deliver you our best product. Gearstar manufactures performance transmissions to the specifications of the engine in which it is going to serve. As a result, matching the rear gear ratio and the horsepower and torque output of the engine. In conclusion, quality over quantity. It's what we do. Contact us with any questions or for more information. Hand Made

Crusher Camaro Gearstar 4L85E Install

Crusher Camaro Gearstar 4L85E Install

Will it fit in your car?

The Crusher Camaro Gearstar 4L85E Install. The 4L85E AOD transmission is a tough box, especially after a company like Gearstar builds it. Having another gear and a lockup torque converter will make highway cruises easier on your wallet and ears, but you still have to stuff this monster into your car. Here’s a breakdown of the critical dimensions of the GM 4L85E and a TH400. All measurements are listed in inches. Crusher Camaro Gearstar 4L85E Install We get the Crusher Camaro up and running by installing a Gearstar 4L85E, a Aeromotive Fuel System and a few other tune-ups. Only at www.hotrod.com, the official website for Hot Rod Magazine. Source: Gearstar 4L85E and a Aeromotive Fuel System Install for the Crusher Camaro - Hot Rod Network