The Top 5 Spookiest Halloween Cars

Posted by on Friday, October 5th, 2012

Halloween Cars

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Halloween is right around the corner, which means you can expect to find plenty of ghosts and ghouls lurking around your neighborhood. Throwing a white sheet over the head of a six-year-old might be a sufficient costume for a kid, but if you want to create a terror on four wheels then you’re up against some stiff competition. Continue reading…

Tales from the Chrysler Crypt: Engineering Flaws and Automatic Transmission Damage

Posted by on Thursday, October 4th, 2012


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Sometimes you just have to wonder, “what was the engineer thinking?”

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The Mysterious Case of the Breaking Trans: What You Can do to Fix Your Honda

Posted by on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Honda has proven itself to be lackluster in the world of transmission design. Some of their automatic transmissions–such as the ones found in the Accord and Odyssey–are terribly flawed and tend to ruin the entire unit, forcing the owner of the car to make a transmission repair, or sell the car completely.

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Power House: Tremec T56 6 Speed Manual-The Best Option for your Power Needs.

Posted by on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Commonly found in rear wheel drive sports cars, such as the Chevrolet Corvette and Dodge Viper, the T56 6 speed manual transmission is the best option for people looking for big power and fuel economy. The T56 is fitted with that extra highway gear that is essential for cruising at high speeds. Without it, your car would be stuck at a higher RPM, which would cause you to burn through your gas that much quicker.

Many auto enthusiasts choose to do an automatic to manual transmission conversion. Certainly not an easy task to complete, but the main idea behind this thought, is that manual transmissions give the driver better control over the power band as well as being a lot more fun to drive.

A T56 out of a 2005 Corvette

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What the pros use: Upgrading to a 700R4 Automatic Transmission

Posted by on Monday, October 1st, 2012

Popular in many aftermarket applications, the 700R4 transmission is the obvious choice for many enthusiasts. This transmission is strong and has no need for a computer to control it, unlike its replacement, the 4L60E. But if you need one for your car or truck, a new one can be quite expensive.

Chevy Nova Sport Coupe 1971

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Because a brand new one can be too much for the average auto junkie to purchase, that really only leaves a few options: Continue reading…

The Toyota U140E Automatic Trans: Only One Option to Consider When it Stops Working.

Posted by on Saturday, September 29th, 2012

The Toyota and Lexus warranties for the earlier part of the last decade have started to wind down. With these warranties ending, cars with higher mileage are going to start having major problems. One of the first major issues that these cars will have is connected to the U140E automatic transmission.


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