Diesel Performance is something that’s on every diesel truck lover’s mind. Thoughts on modifications to the modifications you have likely already done such as increased Horse Power, Torque, Capacity, Durability, and longevity, course your veins daily.
I’m a Ram truck guy but I have respect for all manufacturers and their respective Heavy Duty class of diesel 2500, 3500, and 4500 series pickup trucks.
Why Ram? Well because they have a Cummins! And if Allison wasn’t a subsidiary of GM, then we may have been blessed with a durable transmission that could handle the increased Torque and hauling capacity we can easily achieve by modifying our already strong 5.9L and 6.7L Cummins.
The weak link in any modified or hard working Ram truck with a Cummins Engine is the transmission. Let’s first consider the 47RE and 48RE. Folks these automatic 4 speed transmissions were only designed to handle 7 and 8k pound load capacities. And that’s without adding more HP and Torque!! What?!?! I mean the trucks weigh nearly that much empty. Fortunately we have so many great high performance upgrade options available to handle your increased power and load.
Let’s start with the weak design of the OEM torque converter. It comes comes with a paper thin front cover and a single friction disk for lock up. What does this mean? It means with a performance tune under a heavy foot at WOT - whether it be from a 4 wheel drive launch, burnout, or passing that other guy on the highway...well eventually you’re going to burn up the factory converter lock up friction and from there it’s all down hill.
Sound familiar? Maybe you know this already and don’t what to be that guy so you’re planning ahead and making your 47RE or 48RE transmission stronger.
Word of advice. Don’t cheap out on the essential mods that will keep your truck running strong because they are out of sight and out of mind. If you’re making excess power then you will need a drivetrain to support it. A great place to start is right here with your specialists at Phoenix Performance Converters. https://www.ptptrans.com/dodge-ram-cummins-billet-triple-disk-torque-converter/
We will build you a Super Heavy Duty Billet torque converter. To find out which converter is the best for your build just drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 727-505-6088 and ask for John.
In this article, I’m briefly covering different types of Rebuild Kits used for rebuilding automatic transmissions. There are 3 basic types of rebuild kits: Overhaul Kit, Master Less Steels, and Master with Steels.Before describing the differences between the 3 kits, let’s briefly define a rebuilt transmission. In short, a complete rebuilt transmission includes the disassembly and reassembly [...]
At Phoenix Transmission Parts, Inc. (PTP), we build custom stall torque converters in addition to being a global distributor of automatic transmission parts.We get a lot of calls from enthusiasts requesting certain stall speeds for their converter, which is great. However, we'll have some questions for you, too. Here are a few: What's the [...]
Cada día, escuchamos la pregunta, “Esta es la parte correcta?” Es una buena pregunta, y les digo cómo buscamos la respuesta.Usualmente, usamos nuestra guía de transmisiones automáticas por TRANSTEC® con el año, la marca, el modelo de su carro. Esta guía nos informe de la transmisión (ejemplo, 4L60E, 4R70W, 68RFE), y buscamos la parte.Si le gustaría hacer una referencia [...]
Every day, people ask us, "Will this part fit my car?" That's a great question, and here's how we look it up.Typically, we can reference our TRANSTEC® Transmission Application Guide with the year, make, and model of your car in order to answer your question. We look for the type of transmission (e.g., 4L60E, [...]
Remember when the only way to fix a worn servo bore on our trusty Ford 5R55W, 5R55N, and 5R55S transmissions was to have them bored out and sleeved. A new product just came to market that doesn’t involve dropping the transmission, and can be done by an experienced mechanic in around 2 hours.The OEM parts [...]
Earlier in 2016, we were graced by the presence of Randall Schroeder from our friends at Sonnax. In addition to the leak test demonstration that he gave to our team and clients during the Sonnax Roadshow, we learned about many new and innovative products that they manufacture for automatic transmissions––from your domestic automatic transmissions like [...]