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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-20-2007, 04:43 AM Thread Starter
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curiosity killed the tranny

i have a 2001 auto. it has a 4" exhaust, stage 2 afe intake, and a edge comp box. It has a stock transmission. I don't really have the money for an upgraded transmission, but of course i want more power. So my question is do i dare put on bigger injectors or even stack chips, or will my tranny slip? Thank you for any feedback.
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Your tranny isnt going to last long. What do you usually run your comp on? I would start saving $$$$.
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i wouldnt go much further with mods till u at least put a valve body and a shift kit
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Your lucky you still have a tranny. Put a shift kit in, they run under a 100 bucks. I think some are even under 50 bucks. You're already on borrowed time. If you know someone that works on them alot there are alot free mods you can do to the tranny anyways. Focus on putting your money into your tranny not engine. The truck will have better acceleration anyways if you beef up the tranny. You can have 1000hp Cummins and it won't mean anything if you can't get the power to the ground.

I'd put whatever time and money you got into your tranny, not your engine.
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Straight piping these trucks is enough to wax a tranny.
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Straight piping these trucks is enough to wax a tranny.
Seems like it doesn't it. Anybody have experience installing a shift kit. I'm gonna do a full tranny in mine in a little while here, but since I'm gonna do a service on this one in the mean time, I might give it a shot.
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I've done plenty of them, YOU will be able to handle it. 100% sure of that. Just make sure you have :
Plenty of clean work space, that will be able to have ATF dripped on it.
Plenty of lighting.
A good drill, and even a dress press would come in handy.
(The drills come with the kit)
Brake clean, or something to clean off stuff.
That's all that comes to mind now, any questions just ask or PM. I doubt you'll have any questions though. If you can handle making your own twins this will be a walk in the park.

Make sure you get the shift kit that will allow you to run higher than 100 PSI Gov. Pressure, if you don't take care of this, you'll be sorry. It's really easy to screw up gov pressure on these.

EDIT:Also because of this you'll want a aftermarket pan with a drain plug so you can tune your gov pressure just right. Aftermarket pans with drain plugs are big help when tuning trannys.
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If you can afford injectors, you can afford a good valve body so your tranny will hold up.

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Here is a great guide on doing a shift improvement kit.

http://superdutydiesel.com/wiki2/tik...hp?articleId=1

Edit: , didn't read what forum I was in, article is indeed for a Ford.
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That'd be good help for a ford, but this is a dodge trany. They are totally different animals.
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