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#2540624 - 08/23/18 07:56 PM Re: New Passon Performance 5 Speed update [Re: ragtopdodge]
RROD Offline
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Registered: 01/25/03
Posts: 456
Loc: Minnesota
Wow! I just don’t understand the tight lips on this subject. People been waiting for years on this tranny. Now a new player is in the mix who maybe a co-owner/distributor. You would think with people at the Nats this thread would have blown up with information. Do anyone know more after going to the Nats? Anyone stop by the Passion booth?

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#2542412 - 08/28/18 10:06 AM Re: New Passon Performance 5 Speed update [Re: JamiePasson]
Slimfish Offline
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Registered: 10/07/15
Posts: 31
Loc: Colorado
Well, I got to drive my buddie's Roadrunner this weekend. He wasnt sure what his list number was. He thought low 300s. He did mention that the shipping documents showed that his transmission shipped from Casper, Wy. He got the A855, installed it, and after a few break in miles he invited me to see how it works. He said the installation was exactly like installing an A833. No surprises. His setup is a 700 plus horse Hemi with 4.10 dana 60 and now the A855. He has a McLeod RXT twin disc clutch. After driving all I can say is WOW! First, second and third gear sound like an old M22 but fourth and fifth are nice and quiet. His RPM at 75 MPH is just under 2600 which is perfect for his cam and power band. He says that's down about 1100 from pre five speed. The thing shifts like a modern sports car. Real smooth! He has to put about 200 more miles on it before he can get on it hard, as the instructions say he should be easy for 700 miles of break in, so it is still yet to be seen how some full power runs go. My impression is that the A855 is probably actually worth the cost, especially compared to the tremec installations I am familiar with. Impressive!

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#2547278 - 09/07/18 03:44 PM Re: New Passon Performance 5 Speed update [Re: JamiePasson]
64Barracuda Offline


Registered: 01/22/14
Posts: 32
Loc: Wyoming
So are you saying 1st , 2nd & 3rd gears are noisy?

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#2547390 - 09/07/18 08:04 PM Re: New Passon Performance 5 Speed update [Re: 64Barracuda]
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Registered: 03/12/09
Posts: 1156
Loc: Virginia Beach, VA
Originally Posted By 64Barracuda
So are you saying 1st , 2nd & 3rd gears are noisy?


I have three of these transmissions and none of them are noisy......
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#2547468 - 09/08/18 12:38 AM Re: New Passon Performance 5 Speed update [Re: JamiePasson]
Slimfish Offline
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Registered: 10/07/15
Posts: 31
Loc: Colorado
I wouldn't say his transmission is noisy. It does have a distinctive sound in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd gear that strongly reminds me of the old M22 Muncie shallow helix angle though. Guys used to say the Muncies whined and they became known as "rock crusher" but I would just call it a distinctive sound. In 4th and fifth gear the sound reverts to being comparable to an A833.




Edited by Slimfish (09/08/18 12:40 AM)

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#2547837 - 09/09/18 08:33 AM Re: New Passon Performance 5 Speed update [Re: JamiePasson]
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Registered: 11/09/03
Posts: 10863
Loc: Western Colorado High Desert
I've been on the list since 2014 for a B/E unit. Got a call from Jamie about a year ago and he said he was updating the list. Ask if still want a tranny, I said yes plus I want to add an A body one. Haven't heard any since. So was at Mopars at the Strip in Vegas this spring and what do you know, I'm standing there looking at the 855's in the midway. The guy is from Casper and said he is the money man on these. I snag the B/E unit he had. Still wanting an A body one. He said he can get me one.
Now on the tranny itself. We put in a 70 Challenger with a 440. Have over 5000 easy highway miles on it. For the most part we are happy with it. Yes it sounds like a rock crusher in 1st-3rd gears. Quite in 4th and 5th.
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#2548523 - 09/10/18 06:53 PM Re: New Passon Performance 5 Speed update [Re: JamiePasson]
mjb765 Offline
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Registered: 08/04/07
Posts: 125
Loc: Long Island, NY
Got the same call from Jamie last year as well....still waiting for the next call.

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