WOW ! thats a lotta bread!
thats more than my clunker is worth!
but the install is fair and they must test line pressures and offer a guarantee that it will run as promised you have done the right thing by getting two reputable shops to stand behind the product
the costs are astonishing!
i have about $1200 in my latest transmission which has a billet single clutch transmission
and all of HD clutches and bands but no HD shafts but i am also at about 150 HP
i think you did right by going this way
I also did the work myself which saved a lot of money
Please Please remember to change out your cooling system completely if you spend that much on a fancy transmission.
use a fluidyne or derale ( questionable quality) cooler and new hoses and fittings make absolutely sure you are controlling the temperature on the fluid if you are spending so much on the transmission.
do not rely on the guys at the transmission shop to do this; you must take action yourself its your investment you are protecting.
use big hoses and lots of cooling, lots of capacity, and a temperature gauge to monitor the fluid. it is what will seperate your transmission from a melted pile of junk .
make the temp at the pan about 130 degrees F no more, and go with a deeper pan if you must. the Derale is the largest, but i have had a problem with the derale having uneven mating surfaces and they leak like a stuck pig. damn them but its cheap and we fixed it with a hammer and a drift
i used the plate cooler in place of the factory forced air cooler and it seems to be ok
but i have also used a fluidyne cooler as a summer back up cooler after the derale cooler it is mounted inline under my custom front bumper using the down draft from the engine fan as a cooling air force after the forced air from the road speed
1994 3500 dually build date:12-93 new:trans, t case, cage long arm suspension sulastics, pre filter/heater MIA / HX35/40 4/5inch exh more much more