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"Forward" pattern or "Reverse" pattern

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I will be ordering a Turbo 400 tranny with full manual valve body and need to decide on a forward or reverse pattern. Can someone please educate me on this subject so I can make my decision and what pattern are you using ?

Thanks again
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If you going full manual, you might as well be a reverse shift pattern, too.
Just this past summer I changed over from an auto/manual forward to a full manual/reverse pattern TH400. Didn't think I'd like it at first but after a short education period, it's OK now. Takes a little getting used to on the street...
forcd ind said:
-doesnt the reverse pattern free wheel when you get off the gas?
Mine does. Probably a little harder on the brakes since there is no compression braking. Takes getting used to...
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