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I have a dune buggy that uses the powertrain from (I believe) an 88 Caprice or Impala.
The transmission is a metric 200-4R (some people call it a 200r4). There is no computer in the dune buggy.
Is this going to shorten the the transmission life?
 

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200r-4 is ran by a thottle valve /detent cable for the line pressure the computer is only used for converter clutch lockup only.

I have a dune buggy that uses the powertrain from (I believe) an 88 Caprice or Impala.
The transmission is a metric 200-4R (some people call it a 200r4). There is no computer in the dune buggy.
Is this going to shorten the the transmission life?
 

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200r-4 is ran by a thottle valve /detent cable for the line pressure the computer is only used for converter clutch lockup only.

In this case you can use the tranny with out the computer, it wont be as efficicent, but for a dune buggy you really would not want the TC to lock up. The TC locks up to reduce slipage. On a dune buggy you generally would not hold a lot of speed to keep the TC engaged.

Have fun and enjoy the car.
 
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