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Old 11-08-2007, 08:51 PM
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milage on auto tranny?

ok guys im thinking bout buying a 99 with a (gasp) auto tranny

the truck has 123k and to my knowledge the tranny has not been rebuilt
the oasis said it had a new torque converter 102k miles ago

due to the condition of the truck and holes drilled in bed i would assume it towed a 5th wheel at some point and time but i dont believe the truck has been modded because it still sports the factory air box and exhaust.

the tranny seems really strong rite now but should i buy the truck for the price im going to end up paying for it. is going to own me finatualy for a long time.

my question is how many miles have all of you gotten out of your automajics before the dreaded rebuild?
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Old 11-08-2007, 11:59 PM
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I need some info by late tommorow morning
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some go 50,000, some go over 150,000 no problems. It will be cheaper though if you ever have to get a built auto VS all the clutches you could go through in a manual. gl
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i would look for a standard. much mor reliable
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imo, get the truck.... i'm guessing your gonna finance it so take out like an extra 2 or 3 k and really trick out the tranny. I made the mistake of tricking mine out when it was starting to fail and it cost me 2k more....billet torque converter, transgo reprogrammer kit, deep pan and i even had my mechanic throw on some of the extra valves in there.
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i would look for a standard. much mor reliable
thats why ive always stuck with manuals but im having a H3LL of a time finding a short box crew cab in standard

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imo, get the truck.... i'm guessing your gonna finance it so take out like an extra 2 or 3 k and really trick out the tranny. I made the mistake of tricking mine out when it was starting to fail and it cost me 2k more....billet torque converter, transgo reprogrammer kit, deep pan and i even had my mechanic throw on some of the extra valves in there.
too bad im not getting a good enough deal on the truck for that to be feasable but from how strong it feels im prety positive it has quite a bit of life left in it. I dont tow allot and when i do its not super heavy and im not doing any thing crazy like drag racing or sled pulling either.
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Y first trans went 71K. The second one went 800 miles. The third one went 78K. The first one totally blew apart inside. The second broke the 1-2 drum, it was a rebuild that had defective part. The third one was slipping like crazy. Some even though I had a shift kit in it because it shifted so hard but it was slam shifting into gear. I am currently on trans number 4 and it will be my last, I hope. It is just sweet!!!!!Thank you John Wood.
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Y first trans went 71K. The second one went 800 miles. The third one went 78K. The first one totally blew apart inside. The second broke the 1-2 drum, it was a rebuild that had defective part. The third one was slipping like crazy. Some even though I had a shift kit in it because it shifted so hard but it was slam shifting into gear. I am currently on trans number 4 and it will be my last, I hope. It is just sweet!!!!!Thank you John Wood.
ouch! could be from the 480 hp and the big sledd hooked to the back of it in your signature?
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No, the first one was basic mods, intake, exhaust, chip(superchip microtuner actually). The second does not count. The third one only had 368hp through it.

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