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tranny upgrades?

i know a decent amount about engine performance and all that but what has to be done to, first of all, retain reliability in a transmission with a higher powered engine? at what point should i start thinking about overhauling or replacing the stock transmission?

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An upgraded valve body and a HD TQ converter will definitely help. The stock transmission with a higher HP engine is a ticking time bomb.

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Low mileage trans will last a long time with a better converter and a BTS VB, add a 31 row trans cooler. Good tunes will also help.
Once you go to stage 2's and larger better plan a BTS..

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the current trans has about 124K on it right now. my plans are pretty much upgrade turbo exhaust intake and fuel. so like a garret 38r and some 160cc stage 1 or 2 injectors from full force diesel, straight pipe exhaust, FASS or AirDog 2 pump and a chip. so other than that just trying to figure out what supporting mods i will need to do as far as the transmission is concerned.

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BTS VB, better converter and a 31 row 6.0 cooler..I'd forget the Fass or AD and get a RR with fuel bowl delete and a post filter..Strictly's...SD pump mure than able to feed those inj's. '02 you have PMR's stick to stage 1's..unless you can afford to play.
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BTS VB, better converter and a 31 row 6.0 cooler..I'd forget the Fass or AD and get a RR with fuel bowl delete and a post filter..Strictly's...SD pump mure than able to feed those inj's. '02 you have PMR's stick to stage 1's..unless you can afford to play.
just a question, and to save myself from starting a whole new thread. the injectors im looking at are both 160cc single shot the only difference between the stage 1 and 2 is the nozzles on the stage 2 are 100% over. so would this make much of a difference as far as the PMR issue? i would assume so considering the horsepower claims but just kind of curious and new to all this. gotta learn somehow right? better to ask than chance it and throw a rod.

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Trans-go, a -2 kit, call them and talk to them. You should put a billet torque converter in the tc is the weak point of the AOD transmission in the SD. The shifts will be brisk when lead footing it, and firm when light peddling. I'm speeding up on 300,000 miles with mine.
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PMR's are generally safe to 400HP somewhere over that they can and do let go...so play it safe or take chances.
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I took my chances on the PMR's lol. Cary knows what he is talking about. I got my BTS through him just a couple of weeks ago. My stock trans was done after 5k miles even with the BTS valve body and a better TC, but thats with bigger injectors than what your talking about. In my opinion do a BTS trans first that way you never have to worry about it again, cause once you start adding power your going to want more!

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