1. RustyRatRod

    RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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    He needs his ass kicked is what he needs.
     
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      I'm all for the 'kick his ass and return the trans, rectally" train of thought. Like in the movies where you show up with Zeke from the loading docks, who owes you big favor, and Zeke smacks the guy over the head with a frying pan until he coughs up the dough.

      Unfortunately, real life is a bit different. When the guy is 5 states away from you, it's hard to put your hands on him. It's also hard to get blood out of a turnip....chances are extremely good the money you gave him 2 years ago is long, long gone. It's not like you're gonna dip in to the trust fund his granny left him. You could report him to the authorities, but let's not lose sight of the fact that we now live in a couuntry where if you want a new TV, you can protest one from Target with no consequences. In fact, you can blatantly commit federal crimes and no one will bother pursuing you. So I doubt Sergeant Ludowski in gonna go chase down some guy over a 4th gear issue.

      Most of all....few of us have the time on our hands to chase some retard around the country. We have jobs, families, and lots of other stuff to do every day. I sure can't tell my company I'll be out for 7 days while I go to Seattle to plant a car bomb.

      That's the beauty of forums like this one....word gets around and the single best way to hurt the guy is to make sure everyone knows.
       
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      Whilst I agree with your above post - I stand by what I said.

      If people are allowed to get away with this kinda BS, then the next person that gets reamed could be your buddy. If i treated my Customers in this manner I'd have been gone a LONG time ago.

      While there are 2 sides to every story, even if half of the OP's story is true - what has transpired is unacceptable.
      Stuff happens, but its the way its handled that makes all the difference. Jamie's personal business dealings have nothing to do with the OP, it's what HE does (or does'nt do) to try to help HIS customer to resolve the problem.

      Unfortunately this type of business practice is becoming all the more common.

      Sad.
       
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      • matthon

        matthon Well-Known Member

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        Everytime this thread comes to life again I dread it for half a second - once I read the new responses I am glad to know the word is still out there, and the best part - you guys are hilarious.
        It's so good to get a laugh over all of this nonsense.

        Just keep in mind, at any point GFI could have resolved this in an instant, and they manufacture the overdrive trans as well as a GM trans.

        The all time trifecta of loser companies with no morals came together, Passon, GFI, Huff.
         
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        • ns1aar

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          They use a lath as a test bed
           
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          well that must be fun to run through the gears
           
        • RustyRatRod

          RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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          I totally agree.....it's fun to think about it though.
           
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            I have one of these OD transmissions and it sounds like an old truck. After three trips, including a smashed crate, to GFI and one to Passons and more money from me no one can fix it
             
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              yellow rose Overnight Sensation

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              Are you using it? Want to sell it?
               
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              Completely absolutely 100% believable.
              Send a certified letter, itemize your out of pocket, state a timeframe for a response and a resolution.

              The letter I sent was not via a lawyer, but if I had to do it over I would have asked the lawyer to review my letter, put it on their letterhead, and be ready to file the day after the deadline set forth in the letter, just to save additional time, bs, finger pointing, and crying on their part.
              I believe I posted my letter here.

              Iirc, Pennsylvania allows you to file a civil claim for up to $12k and it can include damages, but verify. Not all states allow that amount or damages.

              If they had any decency or business acumen, they would immediately offer a refund at the slightest problem, and leave that option on the table throughout the warranty process, or stop production completely until there is a definitive resolution to the ongoing chronic issues.

              Apparently you can stay in business as long as a percentage of customers are satisfied or fooled, and the rest are screwed and written off as the cost of business.
               
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              "What color is that?" Seriously, you build mopar transmissions?
               
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              There is much more to the 855 story but it is not my place to explain it in here.
              It's not the best situation for a product that really improvises the old car's driveability and bolts in directly without fuss. The other product is garbage and requires cutting.

              I am unable to determine based on the posts who owes who, if the op is owed money it is not abundantly clear as to why.

              If anyone out there has significant funds you can buy out the the project and fix it's woes. If you don't want an 855 try 3.23's or 2.94's with a 2.66 1st gear ratio 4 sp
               
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              • abodyjoe

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                speak up mam..
                 
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                • Dartsun

                  Dartsun Mopar Dude

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                  The other product is garbage and requires cutting. More like the Tremic transmissions are awesome but they do require cutting.
                   
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                    abodyjoe Well-Known Member

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                    exactly.. i'd rather know going in (my decision if buying) that i'll be cutting to make it fit then dropping all that money on a bolt in and finding out after the fact that its a pile of shit with no support after purchase.
                     
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                    • DrCharles

                      DrCharles Well-Known Member

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                      Why not? If you have more knowledge, spill it!
                      I see you are brand-new to the forum... welcome.

                      What "other product"? Gear Vendors? hardly garbage, but not the best solution for everyone either.

                      Read the whole thread, it's pretty clear to everyone else. He spent six grand, received a transmission that won't stay in 4th, and got the run around for a year.

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                      Being a smartass is not going to help. Makes you sound like a shill for Passon.

                      I had 3.23's behind an A833 years ago (mild 383), and it worked fine.
                      Remember, the whole point of the 855 is to have an overdrive gear without cutting... :rolleyes:
                       
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                      • RammerJammer75

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                        "I am unable to determine based on the posts who owes who, if the op is owed money it is not abundantly clear as to why."

                        I don't know, I read all 13 pages and it's pretty clear to me that the OP is in the right and was owed a refund for the complete mess he had to deal with.
                         
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                        • matthon

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                          Without fuss?

                          I can think of some fuss:
                          • You need a bfh to clearance the floor Clarence for the speedo cable - minor fuss.
                          • It's billed as a 5 speed, yet they couldn't produce one in a year that had a working 4th - major fuss.
                          • Garrett-Fuss Inc. are a bunch of shady no good criminals who would not honor their own warranty, return emails or calls, or honor their commitments to make it right - colossal fuss.
                           
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                          • Heywodja

                            Heywodja The Heartbeat Stops Here FABO Gold Member

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                            Anyone got any info on these? Thinking of getting one.
                             
                          • Dartsun

                            Dartsun Mopar Dude

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                            Did you read anything above?
                             
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                            • DrCharles

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                              I think he was being facetious (maybe) :p
                               
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                              • rustycowll69

                                rustycowll69 Well-Known Member

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                                wow, I can't believe I just read this sad, pathetic, ginormous thread.
                                I know it's too late at this point, and I'm not a super-experienced manual transmission mechanic, but I'd like to offer a suggestion.
                                I think the video with the open-end wrench shifting the 3-4 shift was telling. I think I would have pulled the trans, secured it to a bench & by wrench-shifting, "fully" shifted it into 4th, then carefully pulled the side cover to see if the gear is FULLY engaged, then ACCURATELY measured the fork "handle" pins distance, and then check the distance between the holes in the interlocking levers to see if they agree. Then I would manually move the 3-4 slider back and forth to make absolutely sure the slider was fully seated in 4th gear, and remeasure the distance between the fork handle pins. The distance should be very consistent, provided the "rocker" struts are undamaged and working properly. My gut suspicion is that there is some imprecision in the machining of the side cover and/or detent levers if the struts are ok.
                                I would also replace the cover & wrench shift it to the "3-1/2" gear position, carefully remove the side cover and repeat the above procedures, and maybe something will become apparent.
                                 
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                                • rustycowll69

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                                  • Dartsun

                                    Dartsun Mopar Dude

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                                    I wasn’t sure I saw someone asking about one recently on here.
                                     
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