Chevy 700R4 Transmission – Level Five 1,000 HP Rated ” 700 Extreme Raptor”.
Made possible by the release of the new Smart Tech Input Drum, we are proud to present this new development to you. Available now the level 5 Extreme Raptor Transmission, the world’s fastest strongest 700R4 / 4L60E transmissions. Stronger because it has the “Smart Tech Input Drum”. This drum is able to use 9 Red Eagle clutches and 8 full thickness Kolene steels with a special ZERO-FLEX backing plate. Faster because it has our PATC “Power Gear” planetary. This planet gear has the correct gear ratios so you don’t get the usual RPM / power drop-off between first and second gears . This gearing will lower your quarter mile time by 3/10 to 5/10 of a second.
We have 14 major design changes that have been performed on this transmission. We have always wanted a 700R4 / 4L60E that could handle insane power reliably.
The first area we wanted to address is the gear ratio in this platform. From the factory we are faced with a 3.06 1st gear ratio, and a 1.63 2nd. When the 700R4 was first designed, the V8’s were packing a measly 180hp from the factory, so when combined with a 4,500 lb vehicle, the 3.06 1st gear worked great. Fast forward to today when a 500hp daily driven street car is the norm, and you soon realize that you blow through 1st gear rather quickly. Then you hit 2nd gear and you see this large RPM drop, and high horsepower vehicles are at a lower part of the engine efficiency. This is exaggerated even more with the addition of larger camshafts with tighter lobe separation angles, and you soon find yourself trying to shift later out of 1st gear, so your drop isn’t as low coming into 2nd, where you have very little port velocity. So we are faced with a 1st gear that is useless and a 2nd gear that initially lugs our engine. We were sick of this and said we will not let this be an issue in our dream transmission. We changed the gear ratio on this transmission from the factory 3.06 1st gear to a 2.84 1st gear. We took 2nd gear and changed it to 1.57 vs. a stock 1.63. We achieved this with our 6 pinion front planet. This is the 1st time we have ever offered this planet set in a transmission.
We then moved to the rear planet replacing the pathetic 4 pinion factory style planet with our NEW AC Delco rear 5 pinion planets. These planets have 25% more load carrying ability. Keep in mind GM felt the need to turn to this planet in 2002 with the y-body, and made it standard on all LQ9 equipped trucks.
With the new Smart Tech drum we were able to finally solve the issue with deflection with in the 3-4 clutch pack. This allowed us to not only get radical with our pressure apply rates (no coning) but it also allowed us to no longer worry about the end of the drum blowing out under extreme conditions. This gives us the ability to have tremendous clamping load within the drum.
We were also able to achieve more clearance with the new design, pushing our clutch count to an astounding 9 – Red Eagle, full thickness, double sided clutches and 8 FULL THICKNESS, Kolene coated, heat treat steels. End result, is a drum that can withstand tremendous apply force, incredible clamping load, additional clutches and absolutely no deflection in the 3/4 clutch pack.
This Extreme Duty 700R4 Transmission has the Smart Tech Input Drum Kit that holds more Red Eagle clutches (9 full thickness) than any 700R4 input drum ever built.
The drum comes with a 300 Maraging Billet Steel Input Shaft. We removed the 4 pinion factory style planet with a NEW AC Delco rear 5 pinion planet. These planets have 25% more load carrying ability.
Next we replaced the front planet gear with our 6 pinion Power Gear that has a better 2.84 first gear ratio so you don’t get the usual RPM / power drop-off between first and second gears, this gearing will lower your quarter mile time by 3/10 to 5/10 of a second.
This transmission comes with the Torque Master Kit, Smart Shell, 2 oversize servos, 2 oversize pressure valves, 2 oversize bushings, our Billet Steel Pump Rotor, Carbon Fiber 2-4 band, Borg Warner 29 element input sprag and many more upgrades / improvements. Add Powder Coating, Rollerized Reverse Input Drum, Extra Wide Band, Pinless Accumulator Pistons, Pan and Output Shaft upgrades if desired. We recommend our #MR-2 or #2B billet torque converters for this transmission.
We have many reports of the Level 5 Extreme Raptor transmission holding over 1000 horsepower.
|700R4 Transmissions||Level 1 – “Stock Plus” Mega Valve and Corvette Servo||Level 2 – “Heavy Duty” 700 Raptor Junior||Level 3 – “Super Duty” 700 Raptor||Level 4 – “Extreme Duty” 700 Mega Raptor||Level 5 – “Extreme Duty” 700 Extreme Raptor|
|Torque Converter||Stock||#1||#2 Carbon Fiber Clutch||Extra. We recommend our #MR-2 or #2B||Extra. We recommend our #MR-2 or #2B|
|Throttle Valve Cable||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Dipstick and Tube||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Servos||Corvette||Oversize 35% & 50%||Oversize 35% & 50%||Oversize 35% & 50%||Oversize 35% & 50%|
|Band||Stock||Alto Carbon Fiber with Thicker Hardened Anchors||Alto Carbon Fiber with Thicker Hardened Anchors||Alto Carbon Fiber with Thicker Hardened Anchors||Alto Wide Carbon Fiber with Thicker Hardened Anchors Thrust Bearing on the Band Drum|
|Clutches||Alto Brown||Alto Brown||3 – 4 Clutch, 8 Red Eagle clutches with full thickness Kolene steels. Now with 3-4 Power Backing Plate||3 – 4 Clutch, 8 Red Eagle clutches with full thickness Kolene steels. Now with 3-4 Power Backing Plate||3 – 4 Clutch, 9 Red Eagle clutches with full thickness Kolene steels|
|3 – 4 Clutch Upgrade||Replace 6 brown with 8 Red Eagle clutches and Kolene steels in the 3-4 clutch drum. Extra.||Replace 6 brown with 8 Red Eagle clutches and Kolene steels in the 3-4 clutch drum. Extra.||——||——||——|
|Free Cooler or Deep Chrome Pan||No||Choice of One||Choice of One||Choice of One||Choice of One|
|Stall Speeds||1600, 1800, 2000||1700, 2000, 2500||1200, 1400, 1600, 1800, 2000, 2300, 2600, 2800||You Pick||You Pick|
|Raptor Drive Package, Recommended for over 450 Torque.||No||Extra||Extra||Yes||Smart Tech Input Drum, holds 9 full thickness Red Eagle clutches|
|Input Shaft||Stock||Stock or Hardened||Stock or Hardened||Hardened||Billet|
|Torque Master Kit||No||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|5 or 6 Pinion Planet Gears||No||No||No||Yes 2, 5 Pinion||Yes 5 Pinion Rear, 6 Pinion Front Power Gear|
|Corvette Governor||No||No||If Needed||If Needed||If Needed|
|Oversize Lo/Rev Boost Valve||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|13 Vane Pump on Request||No||No||Yes||Yes||Billet Pump Rotor|
|Elevated Pressure Regulator Spring||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Beast Reaction Shell||No||Yes||Yes||Raptor Drive Shell||Sonnax Smart Shell|
|#38 Pump Slide Spring||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|#41 Servo Valve||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|29 Element Forward Sprag||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Performance 1-2 Accumulator Spring||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|#19B Extra Wide Sun Gear Bushing||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|#19CB Extra Wide Rear Stator Support Bushing||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|4th Gear Lock-Up Only||Stock Wiring||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Comments||Better than stock with the Mega Valve and Corvette servo.||Tow up to 4000 pounds in overdrive.||Tow up to 6000 pounds in overdrive.||All But Smart Tech Input Drum, Billet Input Shaft, 6 Pinion Power Gear, Billet Pump Rotor||Best of Everything|
|Transmission ratings are for non-supercharged systems using pump gasoline. Superchargers, Turbo Chargers, Nitrous, 4WD, Oversize Tires and Weight will lower these ratings.|
|Transmission||Horsepower Rating||Torque Rating|
|Level 5 – 700 Extreme Raptor||1000||800|
|700 Mega Raptor||700||700|
|700 Raptor||600||450 / 600 with Raptor Drive package|
|700 Raptor Junior||500||400 / 500 with Raptor Drive package|
|Stock , 700R4||350||300|
|4WD Correct Rear End Ratio for Tire Size|
|29 Inch Tall Tire||3.73 to 1 or Lower|
|31 Inch Tall Tire||4.10 to 1 or Lower|
|33 Inch Tall Tire||4.56 to 1 or Lower|
|Transmission Ratios||1st to 2nd Ratio Drop||1st Gear||2nd Gear||3rd Gear||4th Gear OD|
|700R4 / 4L60E with PATC close ratio gear set. Low geared 1st with 11.72% less 1st to 2nd RPM drop than the wide ratio gear set. This is the same ratio as a 4R70W transmission.||1.28||2.84||1.56||1||0.70|