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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-26-2010, 01:17 PM Thread Starter
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What do I do with my Trans issue

Don got me going on the tranny again so I'll put it out there. Just looking for opinions.


Long story short my truck has a teeth shattering shift from 2-3 on any tune above the 210. My builder won't warranty the work if I drive it above that because of the shifting.

I ask spartan about the shifting and such and they tell me I need a TCM. I already had a TCM in it and the trans failed after 600 miles.

I know there are 100's of trucks running suncoast parts/trans, TCM's and big tunes. I can't go above the 210.

My builder says there is nothing wrong with the tranny mechanically because it works ok in the 210 tune and that I need custom tunes to control shifting in the high HP. Is that my only option even tho everyone else can run normal tunes?

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have you changed all the seliniods in the valvebody
a bad seliniod can cause some weird shifting
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Have you tried different tunes? No offense to Spartan obviously, but that would rule out the tuning.

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have you changed all the seliniods in the valvebody
a bad seliniod can cause some weird shifting
I beleive they all have been changed... It wouldnt make sense to be that I don't thikn because it's only on High HP tunes.

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Have you tried different tunes? No offense to Spartan obviously, but that would rule out the tuning.
250, 275, 310 all shift like CHIT (only 2-3 shift)... 210 and 150 no problem

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250, 275, 310 all shift like CHIT (only 2-3 shift)... 210 and 150 no problem
I think he means other tunes from someone other than Spartan...

just an example, i have tunes from DJ, Matt (gearhead) and Innovative. All run great, but the shifting on the Innovative tune is completely different than the other two. 2-3 and 3-4 are a little rougher for just driving around town. If I get on it, they shift pretty good, but still a little rough. I put either one of the other two on there and it shifts nice and smooth. Different tunes do different things....

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No, not really wanting to boom up another 700+ bucks for another tuner.... The tunes worked great in the white truck, low tunes work pretty good on this truck. Just wanna know why my truck doesn't work like others I guess.

Multiple Spartan people have told me to get/put the TCM in... When we did that at PSM they REALLY didn't like the shifting and told me to take it out and I totally agree, it was rough.

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No, not really wanting to boom up another 700+ bucks for another tuner.... The tunes worked great in the white truck, low tunes work pretty good on this truck. Just wanna know why my truck doesn't work like others I guess.

Multiple Spartan people have told me to get/put the TCM in... When we did that at PSM they REALLY didn't like the shifting and told me to take it out and I totally agree, it was rough.
oh, guess the 6.4 tuners are like the 6.0 tuners... oh well.. good luck.

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oh, guess the 6.4 tuners are like the 6.0 tuners... oh well.. good luck.

Thanks man, It just doesn't make any sense is all....

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didn't they say to only run the tcm if you ran stock shift siliodes? if you use upgrade once dont use the tcm.

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