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No BS tranny advice/opinions

At this point I donít know what to do.
My 97 has what has been a perfectly good transmission but I had plans that included a TW chip, exhaust and intake.

My dilemma?
I may have to haul a 14k pound trailer 2000 miles next spring and in preparation Iím compiling a list of what I need to make it an enjoyable/uneventful trip. My highly trusted tranny shop tells me if I add a chip my converter will crap out - guaranteed. I suggested a shift kit and was told it would help the clutches but the converter would still fail.

Now Iím backing up and considering NOT installing the chip and dealing with my current power level in the name of saving my tranny. I really canít justify a $3500. tranny repair bill to the Mrs when itís not really in our budget and all seems well at the moment.

Are these converters really so weak that any added power shells Ďem out?

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The tranny is gonna crap out either way, guaranteed. when? who knows, but it will. i think they're just saying that if you add power the tranny is not gonna last as long. theres no guarantee that a day or two after the chip is in your t/c fails, but its not gonna last longer than if you didnt put the chip in. If the tranny is on the way out, more power will help it get there quicker
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yah the stock T/c's are crap I have toasted one and ended up smokin the tranny too. My dads truck has had 2 go out and he doesn't have a chip but he does tow ,but some people have never had a prob with them. I just know a few people that had them go out.

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