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For when my allison goes out

So I recently bought an 06 LBZ Duramax with 200k miles from an old farmer who used it as a commuter vehicle. Had never pulled a trailer, most all miles were highway miles. So basically, it had never been worked a day in its life so I knew the trans would be in good shape. Well, I plan on pushin it a little harder than he did and i just have a feeling I'll be doing some transmission work in the future. I was just wondering what all you guys thought was the best rebuild kit or crate transmission for the money so I can have a plan for when the allison does take a crap. I will be on a budget so keep that in mind. I don't plan on pushin the truck too hard, but I will be pushin it harder than the old farmer lol.

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Well for kits or transmissions, suncoast is one of the best. Your looking at least $3000 for a rebuild and $5000 for a transmission.

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Thanks! would you say suncoast is the best rebuild kit? because there are a lot on the market. like PPE, ATS, Alligator Performance, etc. Who makes the best tq converter?

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Suncoast is higher on my list than ATS. I think PPE uses a lot of Suncoast parts.

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i've heard precision industries makes the best tq converters. What are your thoughts?

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I don't know for torque converters, I haven't seriously priced anything in a while.

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