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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-19-2006, 07:36 AM Thread Starter
 
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Pry the same old question

I am on a very tight budget....i need to upgrade my tranny badly and have little $$ where can I find the cheapest torque convertor and valve bodie...please help. :bow: :thanks:
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cheapest isn't always the answer. I tried that route and still had to go with a better setup from a reputable company. I would say that the cheapest way to go would probably be a tc from Goerend Bros. and installing a quality shift kit yourself if you are comfortable with that. There are other companies that make good tc's but Goerends had the best price when I was shopping around. If you are going to buy a quality tc and valve body you can usually get the whole trans for not too much more money. I wish I would have saved the money right from the start to get a pro built trans instead of trying to get by on the cheap and then realizing I wasted the money and had to upgrade anyway.

Put a post in the vendors forum for what you want and see what kind of reply you get. If that doesn't work out, let us know how much you have to spend and maybe we can give you the best options for the money.

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I have a Georend tc and it is sweet. David was very nice to deal with. I would not go cheap, do it right once. It will save you in the end:Thumbup: .

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Like said above, the $$$ initially seems to be enough to scare you. Especially when money is tight. The best thing you can do though is buy high quality proven parts and only have to do it once.
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Usually the most expensive way to do something is twice, so like these guys said do it once and do it right.
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Could I get a good start with $1,000:shrug: Where do I start
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Save a couple hundred more and do the T/C first. Then save for a valve body. Then you can get a trans without t/c or valvebody and put the ones you have in it. You should stick with the same company for all parts so you can get the warranty once you have all the parts.

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from DTT a convertor will run you about $1075 the price just went up, and the Valvebody is roulghy $400.

http://www.dieseltrans.com/dodge/price_list.htm

There is the link, like AKA said, start with the convertor then buy a vavle body, then go with a full trans when you can afford one.
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you could do your trans for 2000 but that is with a triplelock converter and a good valve body and that would be enough to hold together. Goerends triple lock conveter also has life time warrenty. good luck with your choices.
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