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Old 04-08-2014, 10:56 AM   #1
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Anyone experienced SmartParts NV3550?

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I'm looking at a transmission replacement and found SmartParts on Ebay. The reviews are all good, but wondering if anyone here has used them. Their price is better (including shipping and return shipping for core) than what I can get locally, and they are claiming the following:

"This is a new transmission that we have gone into and corrected certain factory flaws witch over time tend to be the main cause of it breaking down. The OEM NV3550 has a problem with hard shifting and jumping out of first and second gear. We have implemented a process here upgraded parts virtually eliminate these flaws. After our upgrade process every transmission is Dyno-Tested to ensure flawless performance out of the box"

Any reason not to do this?
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Old 04-08-2014, 12:20 PM   #2
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I haven't heard of them but pricing seems to be decent for what I have seem.

I've heard the factory 6 speed transmissions are not the best and I see they offer these as well.... so I will be watching this thread to see if anyone chimes in with any good feedback about the company.

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Old 04-16-2014, 03:08 PM   #3
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Couldn't be happier with the tranny. Unit made it to Cincinnati two days after I ordered. I replaced clutch, pressure plate, and throw out bearing. Transmission has been great so far and the company was great to work with. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a replacement. A transmission company in Cincinnati wanted $2600 to install a rebuilt, and I am in 1150 for this unit with shipping.

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Old 04-16-2014, 05:27 PM   #4
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Thank you for the update.
I sent them a message about the 6 speed as it is showing out of stock.
They had no eta of when they would have them in stock..... if I ever need mine rebuilt I might consider sending them mine and just leave my Jeep parked until it comes back.

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I'm having a reman from these guys installed this week. Best deal on the web, with high / good ratings. Will report back w results when finished
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Old 07-03-2015, 09:25 PM   #6
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For me, it turned out to be a terrible experience. Very regretful purchase that was a waste of time and money! If you chime back on this thread, I'll give you the details.

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Old 07-04-2015, 01:57 AM   #7
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For me, it turned out to be a terrible experience. Very regretful purchase that was a waste of time and money! If you chime back on this thread, I'll give you the details.
Can you please let me know what you didn't like about these guys ?
I had high hopes for this working out well.


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For me, it turned out to be a terrible experience. Very regretful purchase that was a waste of time and money! If you chime back on this thread, I'll give you the details.
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For me, it turned out to be a terrible experience. Very regretful purchase that was a waste of time and money! If you chime back on this thread, I'll give you the details.
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Just finished putting in NV3550 from SMART automotive in my 2001, at this point it has 150 miles on it and it's quieter than the last one and it shifts better. The one that came out was still working but the input shaft had 16th inch grooves in pilot surface and input bearing retainer had bad scoring from throw out bearing failure. I never liked the way it sounded so I decided to replace it. They shipped out quickly had it in less than a week. So far so good.
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The 3550 I received was noisy (whined) in 1,2,3 and 5th and fell (banged) out of gear when accelerating. To make matters worse, I lost money for the labor charge; having my old trans removed and theirs installed.

My experience w that company was a nightmare, top to bottom. And in fact, is still in the process of being settled. I'll absolutely detail the entire scenario, here, when this debacle is rectified.

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