Originally Posted by Black Beauty
Wats the benifits of doing the fully built trany? id much rather spend 1350 on a converter then over 5k.
Reliability if you are hard on your truck. I would do a built tranny if you tow heavy a lot, race the truck, or sled pull. If not, the converter is plenty. Doing a deep pan might also be a good investment. It gives you 6 more quarts of fluid. Some people are against them because it takes the fluid a LITTLE while longer to heat up, but it keeps the fluid a lot lower when you are beating on the truck. I have hot lapped my truck at the track (made 9 passes one night), and my tranny temp never got above 185 degrees.