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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-21-2018, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
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Before it would only "chirp"but now............

I had Greg at Phoenix rebuild my transmission and install a 3000rpm STALL TORQUE CONVERTER. They installed a Master rebuild kit with all the clutches, steel rings, and gaskets and a heavy duty torque converter, also upgraded the transmission for the 150 extra horsepower incase I decide to install a MagnaCharger later.

I may not need that blower, before the truck would only chirp the tires from a standing start and then "ho hum" acceleration after that. NOW standing start, transmission in 3, remove foot from brake and punch it, 50 plus feet of twin black marks and sets you back in the seat to 60 mph!

I drove the truck 600 miles yesterday and could not be happier. The truck handled so much quicker in the Dallas/Fort Worth freeway traffic. It is like driving a different truck.

I bought an '04, loved the truck, but it was a cruiser, I traded for a '05, loved the truck but it was a cruiser, NOW it is what I wanted when I bought the truck.

When I talked to Greg I told him what I wanted, "Not going to the track but I want to lay rubber and impress the boys down at the service station". Boy did he give me what I asked for!

A sidelight, the truck has 68000 miles, driven for pleasure, punched once in a while but not driven aggressively, had the Corvette Servo, filter, fluid change at 30,000 miles. Greg told me that he did not think the truck would have made it back to Mississippi in the condition the transmission was in, that we would have been setting on the side of the road waiting for a flatbed. All the bands and drums were severely worn and the snap ring that holds the bellows was loose and the bellows was floating.

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I had Greg at Phoenix rebuild my transmission and install a 3000rpm STALL TORQUE CONVERTER. They installed a Master rebuild kit with all the clutches, steel rings, and gaskets and a heavy duty torque converter, also upgraded the transmission for the 150 extra horsepower incase I decide to install a MagnaCharger later.

I may not need that blower, before the truck would only chirp the tires from a standing start and then "ho hum" acceleration after that. NOW standing start, transmission in 3, remove foot from brake and punch it, 50 plus feet of twin black marks and sets you back in the seat to 60 mph!

I drove the truck 600 miles yesterday and could not be happier. The truck handled so much quicker in the Dallas/Fort Worth freeway traffic. It is like driving a different truck.

I bought an '04, loved the truck, but it was a cruiser, I traded for a '05, loved the truck but it was a cruiser, NOW it is what I wanted when I bought the truck.

When I talked to Greg I told him what I wanted, "Not going to the track but I want to lay rubber and impress the boys down at the service station". Boy did he give me what I asked for!

A sidelight, the truck has 68000 miles, driven for pleasure, punched once in a while but not driven aggressively, had the Corvette Servo, filter, fluid change at 30,000 miles. Greg told me that he did not think the truck would have made it back to Mississippi in the condition the transmission was in, that we would have been setting on the side of the road waiting for a flatbed. All the bands and drums were severely worn and the snap ring that holds the bellows was loose and the bellows was floating.

Thank you Greg!

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I guess you will be buying more tires now.
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-21-2018, 01:10 PM
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Greg rebuilt my tranny too. It was his old R. Ran great until I kissed the center concrete divider on the highway. Even though it was not damaged too bad, just left front, insurance still totaled it. I still have it. I bought another '05. I just bought the Corvette servo to install in my new '05 from Greg. It still runs great though.
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We own a transmission shop in Utah and have since 1988 and have built hundreds of transmissions for race cars,so when I went to find a stall converter for my SSR and trailblazer SS I couldnít find what I wanted for a reasonable price so I contacted Greg and he sent me two torque converters and Iíve never been happier! More than fair prices and fantastic quality! Plus the smile on my face every time I punch it.


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If you want to know how Greg builds and tests the torque convertors, go to the Phoenix Transmission site and read Doc Frohmader's description(GM Lockup Converters) of Greg's work.
There's even a picture of the rogue himself testing the finished product.

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