Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Chicago suburbs
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I just pulled my 47RE out of my truck.... Its definitely never was touched since it left the factory when it was built new back in 1996.
It still worked fine but not effectively (mostly of how its built: sloppy torque converter, so soft shifting that I almost can't feel it).
It had AFC mods @ FF and #100 fuel plate and 16* timing on it for it's last 10,000 miles. Not a problem at all, even pulling a ~7,500lbs trailer up a hill at 35 psi boost at 70 mph (accelerating) with TCC locked.
However I understand the fact that chrysler's automatic transmissions have higher failure rate than most of other manufacturers but they can be made into a good trans.
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 CCLB 4WD. 4" Straight Pipe, Gauges,AFC Free Mods,TST AFC Spring Kit-Light Spring,No Plate,Mack Plug,4KGSK,295/70R17 3rd Gen. Alum Wheels,Ford knuckles,4340 35 Spline Inner/Outer Axle Shafts in the D60,105 Gallons Transfer Tank,WMO,Beefed 47RE.