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Old 02-20-2007, 10:21 AM
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Trans Tem p.... needed?

I just bought my PSD.. 00 6" lift,35" tires auto banks powerpack system... now i wont be doing much pulling at all, but i will be pulling a car a few hundred miles (2ton car).. up some very steep windy roads next weekend. Short i invest in a trans temp gauge?... ... are bigger trans coolers always good? i want this tranny to last as long as possible.

I currently have EGT and Boost gauges.
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Old 02-20-2007, 10:28 AM
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I would invest in the tranny guage. Better safe than sorry. You never know. Might not be much weight, but up windey roads and stuff??!! Gauges are alot cheaper than a tranny is.
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I recommend another tranny cooler and tranny gauge for sure. It is good insurance in my opinion. A tranny temp gauge is an easy install. It deffinately would not hurt to have the bigger tranny cooler and tranny temp gauge. The money spent on those items is alot less then a new tranny.
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Well transcooler has been ordered... hopefully that brings the temps down a bit, as far as the gauge unless its highly recommended i get it, i am going to wait a bit and get a whole new gauge cluster
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Never hurts to have the trans gauge, just for safety if nothing else.
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Old 02-20-2007, 11:20 AM
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The tranny temp gauge is highly recommended especially if your towing in the hills.

What kind of gauges are you running you said your running the boost and egt. Is this in a 2 gauge pillar mount. You can order the tranny gauge and the 3 gauge pillar mount and replace your two gauge pillar mount. Just my thoughts though.
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Old 02-20-2007, 11:25 AM
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I currently have the two gauges that came with the banks kit. At home i have a autometer boost gauge, so i would like to purchase a trans temp gauge, pyramoter and 3 gauge cluster soon, but not sure if funds allow for it, just yet.
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Old 02-20-2007, 01:28 PM
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From my experience towing roughly 6,000lbs and heavy traffic driving for about an hour while trying to make the truck smoke some got me up to 190* and that's with ambient temps in the 80's...

All I have is an intake, exhaust, gauges, and a 10k as far as performance is concerned.
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I personally would highly recomend a transmission temperature gauge. The factory thing on the dash is a glorified idiot light. I wish I had a guage in my truck, I might have been able to make my trans last longer. I don't tow often, but when I do I have a tendency to push the truck hard, even when loaded somewhat heavy... and I have now effectively fried a torque converter. It's still ok for normal driving, but pretty much useless for any kind of towing until I get it fixed. Get the gauge, keep your eye on it when towing.. it's a whole lot cheaper than having to fix/replace a transmission.
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Ouch, sorry to hear about your tranny ABOBB, do you find it has affected your mileage at all?

Gord.
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