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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-30-2006, 05:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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Time to mod!!!

Some of you might have read that I went from a Nissan 350Z to my 01' 2500....in other words, I've gotta make my truck faster NOW!!! I'm pretty set on going w/ a programmer, intake, and exhaust for starters and I need some input since diesel tuning is still new to me. I was readin up on the Banks 6 gun prog. and it sounded nice. Flowmaster ex. maybe??? Intake??? Please give me some opinions, here's the needed info: Allison tranny, 4x4, occasionally used to tow/haul small loads (bass boat mostly), it's my daily driver, I'm not going for a dyno queen...just better acceleration and throttle response (faster), 135k miles on it now, willing to spend $1.5-3k on all 3 mods. Preesh
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well you will be spending at least 3k on the tranny alone, 500-1000 dollars on a programmer, intake and exhaust another 500-900 bucks and youre good to go (500 rwhp and in the 12s 1/4 mile)
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I'm a little confused on the tranny thing: I thought the Allison was a pretty bulletproof tranny out of the box (kinda like the Supra 6 spd Getrag) but I'm assuming it doesn't hold up when more power is added?? What's the line, er, when is a tranny mod needed?? after how much additional power or which particular mods??? Either way I'm guessing that intake + ex. + programmer = necessary tranny upgrade. Please advise.
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Usually about 75 hp is the line. All are different though. You can add a bullydog shift enhancer or a transgo jr shiftkit for a reasonable price and it will let you run 100-125 hp or so with a larger margin of safety. OR you could go hwhole hog with a complete suncoast, PPE, ATS,or DTT transmison (among others as well).As for exhaust, Id personally go with an MBRP system. I would just swiss cheese the stock ari intake or go with the banks ram air which is what i now run and like. Programmers go from mild to wild. Everyone has a different opinion. I really like the van aaken harness box but you cant change for tire size with that. predator has a good handheld tuner that can calibrate you speedo as well. The edge juice with attitude is good for the first timer. it can show you your correct speed, EGT, boost etc. as well as back down for trans slip.

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the bullydog shift enhancer/transgo jr. is worthless- my tranny limped with it installed- go balls out with a suncoast 4 tranny upgrade- a trippleloc converter, which also includes red eagle clutches, kolene steels, transgo shiftkit, machined drums and boostvalve ect. and never look back- because the more you mod the easier the tranny limps without this kit. then you could run 200 rwhp efi live tunes with no problem, plus you could tune the allison trans the way you want it(reduce tq management, shift patterns, ect) also the allison hardparts are bulletproof, just gm screwed with the way it shifts and in turn cut the torqe capacity in half.
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I've seen a few Alli's at DmaxalliTech's shop that would make you change your tune about "bulletproof" hard parts, Vaz.

I do agree, though, that you shouldn't waste your time on the Bully Dog Shift Enhancer. As for the Transgo Jr....thats for a 2006-07 6-speed Allison, and from what I've read, it does work pretty good in those trannys (as they have a lot of the "better" hard parts that people on these boards have come up with since 2001).

Howja, you should seriously think about how crazy you're gonna get first. Trust me on this....add 100hp whatever estimate you come up with. Rodding a diesel pickup is just too addictive.

Contact Suncoast or ATS and find out what they think. More than likely, you'll need at least a Level 3 Suncoast. Then get ahold of MikeL or DmaxalliTech and ask them for a quote. Go from there.
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what i meant by "bullet proof" is that allisons have the bigger better parts compared to the other 2 autos, and yes what comes out of merchant's shop are fire breathing monsters that tear up trannies left and right. i dont think our newbie is going to be up in that power range anytime soon; neither are most people. btw the bullydog kit is the transgo jr kit in their package
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The allison tranny is bullet proof if you leave your truck stock. Ford and dodge autos croak at the 95hp + addition mark after a while too.

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This is completely off topic but dmaxfan your avatar is awesome! And how do you like that VTX?

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This is completely off topic but dmaxfan your avatar is awesome! And how do you like that VTX?
I loved it, but I found an awesome deal on a custom chopper, and I couldn't pass it up.

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