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Old 11-02-2010, 04:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Auto transmission shop???

Anyone know who in this part of the state (around Charleston) does good work on the 48RE auto box? The transmission does fine all times except if I give the skinny pedal a hard mash to the floor. At that time I get the RPMs up, turbo spooled up, transmission kicking down a gear or two, but that's it. The transmission just spins until I let off a little and it can kick back up to a higher gear.

I would like to upgrade whatever I need inside the transmission, but I don't know who around the area is willing and able to do upgrades. I am not planning on building a lot of extra power over stock - maybe just a low tow setting on a programmer. Any thoughts on shops or individuals?
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Old 11-03-2010, 12:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds like you just need a converter and valve body. How many miles on your trans now?
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Old 11-03-2010, 01:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The truck just turned 110k miles. I have read some articles in diesel mags about the 48RE and the levels of buildups. One article listed a heavy duty torque converter and a valve body upgrade as good for somewhere in the 600 hp and 1100 lb-ft range. That's more than I intend to make, but I want a transmission that is built to last. I also read about some sort of solenoid upgrade. Anyone have any light to shed on this?
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Old 11-03-2010, 06:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Here is a link to a great resource with some prices.

Goerend Transmission Incorporated

As you can see his high pressure valve body comes with the solenoids.

Here is another...

Diesel Transmission Technology - DTT Performance Diesel Transmission and Power Accessories

Last, but not least...

Sun Coast Converters Diesel Transmissions, Fort Walton Beach FL

Hard to go wrong with any of these.

Good luck!
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Old 11-03-2010, 07:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Brian Vannest has a shop in Ravenswood that will hook you up. I have never dealt with him personally but he is the only local that I know of off hand.

If not him then Elim gave you the top 3 big boys who half of this forum has trannys from.
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Old 11-03-2010, 08:48 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Vannest performance in Ravenswood is about the only local guy that will work on them at a fair price and get you the performance you want..Everyone knows the pounding ours has had and the transmission is
great. Like Chris or someone said you may only need a valve body or perhaps you have a line pressure issue....torque converter lock up really helps keep things tight. Brian has some parts of his own design or you can drop ship to him as we have done before.
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Great info. Thanks to all.
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