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#4057162 - 04/09/20 01:21 AM Re: 2000 MGM Restore and Rebuild [Re: Charlie_Mercury]
Raven238 Offline
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Originally Posted By Charlie_Mercury
I do have a question if anyone can help. Should I get new flexplate bolts for any reason? or flexplate? since the trans is already out I am thinking about doing the rear main seal and the plate has to come off any way.. thoughts?


Yes & Yes
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#4073694 - 08/10/20 03:49 PM Re: 2000 MGM Restore and Rebuild [Re: Charlie_Mercury]
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Giving an update to myself and anyone that happens to read this: DO NOT EVER USE MONSTER TRANSMISSION EVER. Thank you.

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#4073696 - 08/10/20 03:58 PM Re: 2000 MGM Restore and Rebuild [Re: Charlie_Mercury]
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Thank you for the response Raven. I did order the ARP bolts and flexplate from Chris at ADTR. Also got the deeper pan and trans cooler. Also upgraded to the 3200-3500 stall. so I do have a 2800 stall new in the box if anyone is interested.

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#4073720 - 08/10/20 09:37 PM Re: 2000 MGM Restore and Rebuild [Re: Charlie_Mercury]
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Originally Posted By Charlie_Mercury
DO NOT EVER USE MONSTER TRANSMISSION EVER.
Care to elaborate?
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#4073742 - 08/11/20 07:40 AM Re: 2000 MGM Restore and Rebuild [Re: RF_Overlord]
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Originally Posted By RF_Overlord
Originally Posted By Charlie_Mercury
DO NOT EVER USE MONSTER TRANSMISSION EVER.
Care to elaborate?
+1, if you're going to say that about a company, at least do them the service of explaining why you're anti them.
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#4073914 - 08/12/20 03:45 PM Re: 2000 MGM Restore and Rebuild [Re: Charlie_Mercury]
Charlie_Mercury Offline
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Don't need to do them a service. Figure it out for yourselves. Use them if you want. I don't recommend it. Ever. Also annoying more people respond faster to that than actual questions about trying to move forward on a build.

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#4074006 - 08/13/20 08:44 AM Re: 2000 MGM Restore and Rebuild [Re: Charlie_Mercury]
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#4074096 - 08/14/20 01:09 PM Re: 2000 MGM Restore and Rebuild [Re: Charlie_Mercury]
hot__box Offline

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Well it's actually more about doing us the service, so we actually know why to avoid them. Refusing to explain why raises the possibility that there was a problem on both ends... or maybe actually with you. But hey, the figure it out yourself attitude will certainly work in your favor.

Originally Posted By Charlie_Mercury
Also annoying more people respond faster to that than actual questions about trying to move forward on a build.


The forums are pretty slow, there isn't much activity and those knowledgable enough to answer your questions may not visit enough to see this thread and respond. But when you post generic criticisms of companies written in ALL CAPS, it will usually get a response from people curious of your experience.
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#4074464 - 08/17/20 05:14 PM Re: 2000 MGM Restore and Rebuild [Re: Charlie_Mercury]
Charlie_Mercury Offline
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Quite politically correct in your response. I like it.

Transmission ordered in January. Sales rep on the phone said to follow the instructions on the order form for the tail house and shaft length. Two options given. 10.25 and 11.25. Instructions on the order form say in bold "end of case to end of shaft" Transmission came in 12.25 with no spot for my speedo sensor. Their youtube page says to measure end of housing to end of housing. took weeks to get a tech on the phone to find out what to do. tried just putting my stock housing on it (which I shouldnt have to do anyway) but the out put shaft stuck waayyyy out so drive shaft didnt fit. Sent it back. Got a 2nd transmission. I work at a car dealership and they were doing all the work. Installed 2nd trans and no reverse after install. pushed out the shop and had 1st and 2nd and no 3rd. Sent it back. 3rd transmission came back but went to a transmission specific shop for install. This transmission would go forward when in neutral and shook violently when in drive. (this may have been the trans shop but both sides say it was the other) Sent that one back. Got a 5th transmission 8 months later installed. I have about 275 miles on it right now. I tried cancelling the order with a 50% restock fee numerous times, left messages for weeks and weeks. This was an 8 month process. Cost me tons in time and install/labor fees. The transmission is a SS stage 2 and supposedly can hold 600 hp and has a level "9" for shift hardness on my order. It feels absolutely stock. I did more research on the company and I am definitely not alone in my experience. Expensive lesson learned on my end.

Was not intending on being rude in my previous post but I am very bitter about the company and the wording of the other post in response to mine, sparked me. My apologies.

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#4074466 - 08/17/20 05:20 PM Re: 2000 MGM Restore and Rebuild [Re: Charlie_Mercury]
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On another note, Chris from ADTR.net is absolutely amazing, as I am sure many of you already know. Super terrific guy and company.

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#4074568 - 08/18/20 09:09 AM Re: 2000 MGM Restore and Rebuild [Re: Charlie_Mercury]
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I can certainly see why you wouldn't recommend Monster Transmissions. I'm sorry you had to deal with that!

Originally Posted By Charlie_Mercury
On another note, Chris from ADTR.net is absolutely amazing, as I am sure many of you already know. Super terrific guy and company.

Chris is an awesome guy. After a decade of buying parts from him I was finally able to meet him in person last year and it was a blast!
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#4075158 - 08/22/20 11:45 AM Re: 2000 MGM Restore and Rebuild [Re: Charlie_Mercury]
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Build is now finally making progress.Transmission and 3200-3500 stall, Flexplate w/ ARP bolts, deeper trans pan and external cooler, Scangauge II, aluminum driveshaft and spacer are all done and installed. Car is at the local performance shop getting the 4.10s and mini spool installed. Will be picking that up Wednesday and heading straight to the exhaust shop to have the H-pipe and mufflers installed.

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#4075160 - 08/22/20 11:47 AM Re: 2000 MGM Restore and Rebuild [Re: Charlie_Mercury]
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Also had new tires, windshield, alternator and battery done while waiting on one of the transmissions. Coming along nicely.

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#4075296 - 08/23/20 09:48 PM Re: 2000 MGM Restore and Rebuild [Re: Charlie_Mercury]
2004_p71 Offline

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Originally Posted By Charlie_Mercury
Build is now finally making progress.Transmission and 3200-3500 stall, Flexplate w/ ARP bolts, deeper trans pan and external cooler, Scangauge II, aluminum driveshaft and spacer are all done and installed. Car is at the local performance shop getting the 4.10s and mini spool installed. Will be picking that up Wednesday and heading straight to the exhaust shop to have the H-pipe and mufflers installed.


Richmond mini spool ?
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#4075796 - 08/27/20 08:03 PM Re: 2000 MGM Restore and Rebuild [Re: Charlie_Mercury]
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I really do not remember. Motive maybe?

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