Our Customers' Rides

Over the years, we have built high performance transmissions for some really great vehicles. We're as proud of our work as our customers are of their rides. If you are a Gearstar customer, please email us a photo and your feedback so we can include your ride in our gallery!

Customer Testimonials

Terry Taylor

"Wanted to let you know how pleased I am with the customer service I received from Gear Star."

Terry Taylor Details

Wanted to let you know how pleased I am with the customer service I received from Gear Star. You and your organization turned around my order ahead of schedule communicating with John Shelton of American Gasser and me every step of the way. John and his team installed the new transmission today. The install was smooth and the car runs perfectly according to John. I will get some seat time tomorrow, can't wait. I'm, looking forward to many enjoyable miles in my new '33 Willys nostalgia gasser hot rod. The work you guys do gives me peace of mind that my drive train is reliable and can go the distance. You really do get what you pay for! Thanks again, please tell your folks thanks as well.

Sincerely,
Terry Taylor

Jan Erik Andersen

"Just gotta say: great service/follow-up from Zack, it is recommended to contact them if you plan to buy new gearbox."

Jan Erik Andersen Details

Norwegian: Må bare si : Fantastisk service/oppfølgning fra Zack, anbefaler å ta kontakt om du har tenkt å kjøpe ny gearkasse.Svar etter 10 min fra jeg har spørt om noe, selv to timer etter stengetid hos Gearstar. Så takk for hjelpen til Zack og Kristin.

English: Just gotta say: great service/follow-up from Zack, it is recommended to contact them if you plan to buy new gearbox. Answer after 10 min I have gotten support even two hours after closing time at Gearstar. So thanks for the help of Zack and Kristin.

Bob Oney

"Just wanted to drop you a line to tell you of my experience with Gearstar Performance Transmissions in Akron, Ohio."
Bob Oney

Bob Oney Details

Zack FYI: read below thought you would get a kick out of this letter.

Begin forwarded message:

Brian, just wanted to drop you a line to tell you of my experience with Gearstar Performance Transmissions in Akron, Ohio. I have a 2002 Chevy Silverado I bought new and have used it for nothing but towing over the years. The transmission was cooked in it and I was going to get a GM rebuilt from a dealer here in town and have it installed at my buddies shop. I remembered seeing Gearstar advertize and sponsor the tour cars. I know Lobeck used to talk about them and I called Dixey and he had nothing but praise for them, so i called and talked to Mark. anyway I guess i'm lucky that they are here in Ohio so I took it up to em and met everybody, got the complete tour and left it for them to fix. 6 days later it was done and man what a difference. you see, they not only build performance, racing and various other applications, but they also did my 4l-80 set up specifically for towing. WOW what a difference, and the best part other than the 3 year-36,000 mile warranty was the comparable (to stock GM) affordable price . i know usually people are complaining to you about bad experiences with advertisers, so i figured you might enjoy one from the other side of the coin

--Bob Oney

Bjørn Richard Sæther

"It shifts like small kisses..."

Bjørn Richard Sæther Details

"It shifts like small kisses..." We went to a larger car show with the car and it works so fine.I admit that i was a little worried abouth stallspeed and how hard it would shift…all worry for nothing..it shifts like small kisses and stallspeed is just great.. i did let the other guys try the car and they also told that it was just great Thanks for being patient with me.. transmission 1733 is in business..heh.heh.. as we say at ebay….will trade again….

Bjørn Richard Sæther

Technical Sergeant Ian Green

"Zack I wanted to let you know that I was very impressed with the 4L60E transmission I purchased from you last year."

Technical Sergeant Ian Green Details

Dear Gearstar, Zack I wanted to let you know that I was very impressed with the 4L60E transmission I purchased from you last year. Right from the start I was impressed with the entire process, your international delivery and service was efficient the transmission and converter arrived as promised and performed flawlessly. I could not be happier with my purchase. I highly recommend your transmissions to all my friends.

Thank you Gearstar!!!!
Technical Sergeant Ian Green
United States Air Force

Mark & Barb / Edgerton, OH

"Thank you for the tour of your facility and for the delicious chicken, pizza and pasta."

Mark & Barb / Edgerton, OH Details

Gearstar Transmissions, Thank you for the tour of your facility and for the delicious chicken, pizza and pasta. Our trip to Vermont was fantastic, and you were a part of that! We appreciate your support of the 2009 Street Rodder Road Tour.

Sincerely,
Mark & Barb of Edgerton, OH
1940 Chrysler Limo

German and English

"I'm very happy with my new transmission from Gearstar. "

German and English Details

German: Mitt Gearstar bin itch von A-Z zufrieden. Von der Beratung, über die Bestellungsabwicklung bis zur Verpackung und fristgerechten Lieferung hat alles geklappt. Das Getriebe ist super gut auf meinen Hot Rod und meine Bedürfnisse abgestimmt und schaltet perfekt. Alles funktioniert bestens. Auch über diese grosse Distanz hat die Zusammenarbeit sehr gut geklappt.

English: I'm very happy with my new transmission from Gearstar. From consulting over the ordering process to the in time shipping in the perfect packaging - everything was just fine. The transmission is built to my exact specifications and needs. It shifts very smooth and perfect. Needless to say, that the cooperation worked very well from the USA to Europe.

Steve Alexander / IL

"You have a great company, that gives great customer service."

Steve Alexander / IL Details

You have a great company, that gives great customer service. You have a fast turn around on transmissions, that are fully DYNO tested before they are shipped. I have friends who bought transmissions from other companies that claim to DYNO test and the trans that they received was clean and dry inside. Unless they tear them back down and clean them out they are misrepresenting their product. These friends will be going to GearStar from now on.

Steve Alexander
Illinois

Wayne Everhart

"Thanks for the great build of my 4L60E."

Wayne Everhart Details

Thanks for the great build of my 4L60E. My level 3 build has held up to my 383 LT4 Stroker Engine perfectly! From street cruising to drag racing the performance is excellent! Thanks again.

Sincerely,
Wayne Everhart
Custom Paint + Performance

Jarrod / Akron, OH

"I wanted to let you guys know the car runs great."

Jarrod / Akron, OH Details

I wanted to let you guys know the car runs great. I had a blast last night on my way home. I put her sideways a couple times for shits and giggles. It does have a hard time hooking up, but that's a good thing. I will just have to get some bigger tires. I can't wait to pull up next to a ricer and blow him away. Anyway, I just wanted to say thanks, and that. I'm very happy with your guy's work.

Jarrod
Akron, OH

Jim / Annapolis, MD

"I want to thank you for the speedy service on building my transmission and drop shipping to the right address."

Jim / Annapolis, MD Details

I want to thank you for the speedy service on building my transmission and drop shipping to the right address. This seems to be hard for other places to do. It always seems to come to me for some reason. So far you are the only business that I have dealt with on parts for my '34 ford coupe project that did everything you promised and on time. Looking forward to dealing with you in the future.

Jim
Annapolis, MD

Thanks

"Thanks to GearStar, I finally have and overdrive transmission that performs under extreme conditions perfectly."

Thanks Details

Thanks to GearStar, I finally have and overdrive transmission that performs under extreme conditions perfectly. It has a 383 pushing 500hp with 150 shot of nitrous. A 200 R4 trans with 410 gears. It runs low 11's in the quarter mile.

Judd Grover / Green, OH

"I can say that the difference between what I had and what gearstar did is like night and day. These guys are the real deal."

Judd Grover / Green, OH Details

I took my 05 F350 witth banks package on it to Gear Star for a transmission I pull a 20 foot trailer 12.000 pounds for FEMA I drive 80.000 miles a year this is my d transmission in this truck I wanted it done right I was tired of having my truck down, I spoke to Zack he was very professional on the phone with no B.S his price was a more expensive than the other transmission shops but I liked what he had to say so I brought the truck to them they removed my transmission and remanufactured it level 3 with a billet converter I have just over 50.000 miles on the transmission and I can say that the difference between what I had and what gear star did is like night and day, These guys are the real deal I would not take my trucks anywhere else, I sent my dad and brother to them and they are both very happy with their transmission.

Judd Grover
Green Ohio

Bob Rose / Hudson, OH

"Writing to say thanks for the 200-4R transmission your team built for my 1955 Chevy."

Bob Rose / Hudson, OH Details

Zack, Writing to say thanks for the 200-4R transmission your team built for my 1955 Chevy. It now shifts gears with swiftly and with the exact response I was looking for. The technical assistance I received before and after the purchase was excellent and your professional staff needs to be complimented for taking the time to answer all of my questions. My son and I have recently started a new project and are requesting another 200-4R Gearstar transmission be built for his 1929 Ford Tudor Sedan Hemi car. Looking forward to working with you and your staff again.

Thanks, 
Bob Rose
Rose Boys Toys
Hudson, Ohio

John Drahos

"We trust Zack Farah of Gear Star performance transmissions because we need our transmissions to function perfectly and reliably every time."

John Drahos Details

Who do you trust with an automatic transmission when you are building this kind of a machine with this kind of power plant.For Corvette conspiracy it is an easy question to answer We trust Zack Farah of Gear Star performance transmissions because we need our transmissions to function perfectly and reliably every time.

John Drahos
Corvette Conspiracy

Thanks Zack

"Thank you very much for the great job you did on my Marauder."

Thanks Zack Details

Hello Zack, Thank you very much for the great job you did on my Marauder no more slipping between 1st and 2nd gear. it hits hard on the 2-3 shift and 1-2 is just insane I really like it the difference is unreal, the car has a Kenny Bell package on it and for the 1st time I feel we are really putting the power to the ground. I can cruise at 35MPH and punch it will just smoke the tires.

Rich Ciarletta

"Thanks again for your help, service, and one-on-one attention."

Rich Ciarletta Details

Zack ,

First let me apologize for the lateness of this message. We have been dealing with family health issues (my mom) and I have finally gotten around to writing this. I would like to thank you and your staff for the first-rate service I received when ordering and picking-up my new 700R4-4L60 transmission. I have installed it and at present have about 1000 miles on it without a glitch. As you know, my previous 700R4 (from another supplier) gave up (died). After installing your unit in my 39 Ford Dlx Cpe, I can't believe the difference in performance. Your transmission even woke up my ZZ4 SBC. The supplied kit included everything, even the bolts for the trans mount, and would have made it an easy swap had I not already had a 700R4 in place. Thanks again for your help, service, and one-on-one attention.

PS- your advice at the NSRA Nationals was right-on and everything is dry.

Thank you,
Rich Ciarletta

Ken Frederick

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your team for the time spent in discussing my latest street rod project."

Ken Frederick Details

Dear Zach,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your team for the time spent in discussing my latest street rod project. During our initial conversation, you suggested that I consider using one of your 4L85E, Stage 3 transmissions along with a 10”, 3400-stall converter. The unit was delivered on time, installed and equipped with a paddle shifter and has since preformed flawlessly. As you know, the little 37 is powered by an LS-7 and is being fitted with a water/methanol system. The performance of the car exceeded my expectations and has surprised many an unsuspecting individual. Using 3.50:1 gears and the 25% transmission overdrive, the highway mileage averages approximately 25mpg. It doesn't get much better than that! I have been actively building street rods since 1952 and have dealt with many vendors over the years. Many products never met their advertised quality and performance levels. Believe me, it is refreshing to deal with a person who is knowledgeable and follows through with his commitments. We will soon be starting our LS-9 project. You can expect to hear from me.

Thank you for a fine product.

Sincerely,
Ken Frederick

Tom

"I would recommend your company to anyone in need of a high quality transmission."

Tom Details

Dear GearStar,

I wanted to let you know I finally installed my 350THM behind my 383 stroker motor, and it shifts fast and smooth just like you said it would. I would recommend your company to anyone in need of a high quality transmission. I have enclosed a picture of my car if you would like to post it on your website. She's a 1971 Chevelle Malibu convertible with a 383 stroker, turbo 350, and 3.73 Posi-Rear.

Thanks again GearStar.
Tom

Silverado

"The transmission you built for my '06 Silverado is unbelievable."

Silverado Details

Zack, I just wanted to drop you a line to let you know that the transmission you built for my '06 Silverado is unbelievable it shifts perfectly and works real nice. thank you for the great service.

John Shelton

"We look forward to our continued growing relationship with Gearstar and certainly wish you guys the best moving forward."

John Shelton Details

I want to thank Gearstar for sending a technician over to our shop a couple of weeks ago to assist in connecting the kickdown linkage on your 200R transmission. The technician was extremely helpful in getting this car on its feet. His professionalism, attitude, and knowledge made it all possible. We look forward to our continued growing relationship with Gearstar and certainly wish you guys the best moving forward.

Vince / Pittsburgh, PA

"I will highly recommend "Gearstar" to anyone who wants to deal with a reliable shop."

Vince / Pittsburgh, PA Details

Attn Zack Farah, I would like to thank you for the service I received at your shop. I had a problem with my C-4 and Mark & Larry were very helpful in solving the problem in a timely manner. I like doing business with a company where service is not a 'BUZZ' word. I will highly recommend "Gearstar" to anyone who wants to deal with a reliable shop.

Thanks Again,
Vince
Pitt. PA

PS. I ran 10:55 at 128 MPH with a 1.45 60 FT Time Fast enough for a 71 year young grandfather!

Eric Highum

"What a refreshing experience to deal with a company that not only delivers what they promise, but intimately understand their product and top it off with excellent customer service. "

Eric Highum Details

After much research I purchased a Gearstar 700R4 Stage 4 in the spring of 2012 for my ’83 Monte SS build. The crate it arrived in was top notch and upon inspection of the contents it was obvious this was a quality piece. The trans performed flawlessly over 7,000 miles until last month (July 2015) when I started having problems with 4th gear. Larry gave top notch advice over the phone (always taking or promptly returning my calls, there’s no chasing these guys around!!) but ultimately we were not able to fix the issue in the car and I pulled it. After agreeing to take a look at it I arrived at Gearstar’s shop at 9:02 am with my trans in the trunk. Larry immediately got it on the bench and started to inspect/disassemble. It took him about 5 minutes to discover the 2nd/4th gear band had broken for reasons unknown. After finding all else was OK he reassembled with new parts where necessary and put it on the trans dyno to verify everything was right. We loaded it up and I pulled out of Gearstar’s parking lot at 11:08 am. 2 hours to fix my trans and didn’t charge me a dime! Most other companies would have argued it was out of warranty - not so here. All I can say is wow, what a refreshing experience to deal with a company that not only delivers what they promise, but intimately understand their product and top it off with excellent customer service. Are they the cheapest guys around? No, but the old adage of “you get what you pay for” certainly applies here.

Eric