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post #1 of 13 Old 12-14-2010, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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Transmission upgrade?

I have a 08 that is currently getting the transmission rebuilt. I'm trying to figure out what would be my best options for upgrades to the stock tranny and/or torque converter. I do some hauling but not too much, my trailer weighs approx. 10,xxxlbs. I also tend to play around from time to time but nothing too serious. The truck currently has 6" of lift with 37" tires, it also has a dpf delete kit with a 5" magnaflow straight pipe from the turbo back, AFE cold air intake, SCT tuner (all SCT tunes do not work) with two custom tunes from River City Diesel rated at 450rwhp and 585rwhp. Any suggestions on what I should do to prevent future problems with the tranny?
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Thats the way ill be going sooner or later

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As stated above........go with a Suncoast rebuild kit and torque converter at the very least.
Be sure the shop who is doing your tranny rebuild is reputable. If you dont think they are and/or cant find one that is just get the fully built version that is ready to drop in.
It is more money, but it saves the headache of having the truck down again for the same thing.

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Sun Coast rebuild and torque converter for sure!

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when going with an aftermarket torque converter is a billet flex plate necessary?

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I can't remember if my built tranny came with a billet flex plate or not....maybe someone will chime in.

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What kind of price would someone be looking at to go this route? I just want to get a rough idea so I can plan for the future.
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You would be looking at a little over $2500 in parts for the super duty rebuild kit and a torque converter. Labor depends on where you take it.

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That's not as bad as I was thinking it would cost. I just installed my Spartan, delete pipe, and S&B cold air intake. The truck pulls hard with the 210 tow, I loaded that tune since I am hooking up to my camper next week.
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Yea....with the early lock-up, that tune is very strong. We get a lot of great feedback on that tune as far as towing goes. A lot of guys don't like the harsh shifting, but we are trying to keep your transmission alive as long as possible.

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