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Did you break (not wear out) your 4t65e HD Transmission? Chime in Please by DimeMachine
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If you have broken your 4t65e-HD (that was in good sound condition) Please let us know what part broke and under what condition it broke. I am trying to validate what HP levels this tranny will really take with what mods.

I have around 380 crank HP and have launched my 3800 a few hundred times over the past 6 years or so to 11.8 second 1/4 mile times. I started with a tired tranny and had it rebuilt with just normal updates carry in for about $1100. Still works good to today. I can fully say a stock tranny with just normal updates will hold 380 HP VERY WELL.

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Originally posted by DimeMachine:

If you have broken your 4t65e-HD (that was in good sound condition) Please let us know what part broke and under what condition it broke. I am trying to validate what HP levels this tranny will really take with what mods.

I have around 380 crank HP and have launched my 3800 a few hundred times over the past 6 years or so to 11.8 second 1/4 mile times. I started with a tired tranny and had it rebuilt with just normal updates carry in for about $1100. Still works good to today. I can fully say a stock tranny with just normal updates will hold 380 HP VERY WELL.

Your turn.


I have a completely stock 4T65E HD on my LS4 and have no issues with it after countless "launches". I say countless because I abuse the drive train with hard tackeoffs every single time I drive the car.
I have been driving the swap for several years.

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Originally posted by DimeMachine: ... a stock tranny with just normal updates will hold 380 HP VERY WELL.


What upgrades did you do?

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My 4T65eHD has held up for the past 7 years with numerous full throttle runs. Those transmission with a bit of modification work have been built to handle 900HP. That might be on the top edge, but forum member Darkhorizon ran a 9.87 @142 mph 1/4 mile time with his 3800/4T65eHD combo. Ash Scott how he likes his transmission. You won't go anywhere near that with any of the sticks that have been used or swapped in the Fiero

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Dennis, he did upgrades to his transmission. It wasn't a stock unit.
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Originally posted by sourmash:

Dennis, he did upgrades to his transmission. It wasn't a stock unit.


LOTS of upgrades as I recall. I am trying to get a handle on what a basically stock with normal upgrades (4th gear known issue - weak part that broke for even grocery getter grandma cars) just trying to get some first hand info on who broke (not wore out) what level of 4t65e hd with what power combo doing what to it...lol...

Thanks guys!

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duplicate sorry.

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Report this Post07-15-2020 10:19 PM Click Here to See the Profile for OntarioKevSend a Private Message to OntarioKevEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
You cant go by the failures in the w body cars, with the weight difference in the Fieros, the 4t65s hold up way better than in the heavier cars
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