Gearstar Transmissions

by | Feb 2, 2020

What Transmission is Best?

We often get asked the question, “What transmission goes best with this engine?” Choosing a transmission actually has more to do with the vehicle and lifestyle of the owner than the engine itself. The biggest mistake consumers make is not purchasing the wrong transmission, it’s doing business with the wrong company.

We believe in our process of building high quality hand-built crate engines and we partner-up with other companies that have the same business principles. Gearstar is our official transmission builder and they supply performance automatic transmissions for hot rods and muscle cars.

About Gearstar

Applying a one-size-fits-all philosophy rarely succeeds when it comes to the hot rod, classic truck, and muscle car market. Every build being as unique as their owner, the requirements of the drivetrain are equally so. That’s why Zack Farah and his team at GearStar Performance Transmissions take a more custom approach when it comes to assembling, testing, and shipping their high-end automatic transmissions.

Built using only the highest quality, American-made components, every GearStar transmission is assembled, from start to finish, by the same technician before being tested on GearStar’s dynamometer for the equivalent of 100 miles. This ensures that once your transmission is installed in your vehicle, it’s not coming out! With over 6,000 packages sold over the last twenty years, GearStar’s warranty return rate is less than one percent!

But that doesn’t mean GearStar isn’t capable of handling any technical questions that a customer may have. Featuring a stellar tech department staffed by knowledgeable transmission technicians, no email or phone call goes unanswered! From setting up a mild TH350 trans for that classic grocery getter or custom building a manually-shifted 4L85E for an 8-second tire shredder, GearStar’s staff has the knowledge and experience to tailor build your transmission to the specifications you require.

So if you’re shopping around for an overdrive for that Overlander or an automatic for that AMC, trust the company with a A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and the shop that the pros use, GearStar Performance Transmissions.

See more at https://gearstar.com/


Do I Order Through West Coast?

All purchases are done separately through Gearstar. We will take your information and pass it along to the guru’s over at Gearstar so this way most all of the work and know-how is off your hands. We will let Gearstar know which engine you are purchasing, camshaft, stall recommendations, and will pass along engine information. We want to make your experience as EASY as possible! If you purchase through Gearstar, just let them know you found them through West Coast Engines and they will give you an incentive!