i have an 94 12v, and i want to put an allison 1000 tranny in it for sled pulling. is this going to work. if so what parts and tips do i need to know. anything would help
Yep, the hp and torque ratings only start to jump up when you get to the 3000 series trannys, and you would have to be VERY motivated to get one of those to fit in a light duty pickup. They are big, and I highly doubt you would find any adapter without doing some custom machine work to use a married transfer case if you have a 4x4. You could go with a divorced t-case if you have the wheelbase to do so...The 1000,2000,2400 are all basicaly the same. There is some minor gearing changes. Inside all the hard parts interchange.
The 2000 does not have a parking pawl in it.
The 1000 has the highest HP rating of the three models.
This site has the spec sheets listed for our viewing pleasure.
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The at545 is a 4 speed automatic, but 4th gear is 1:1. There is no overdrive in them, so it would basically be like putting an a727 3 speed in the truck. That would be taking a step backwards in my opinion.go buy an old bus with all the parts you need in it, I know we have a few with the 545 in them and they would take about 1000 bucks for the whole bus then you can scrap the rest, prolly make money on the deal....thats what i would do....just my .02
Anyway you look at it you will be spending more money to put the Allison in there than you would have into a torqueflite. The cost of adapters and other parts may be the same as what you would pay to get into a rebuild torqueflite, but you're neglecting the cost of the tranny itself and what it will cost to build it (because I can't imagine someone is ever going to just give you one).well i already have the allison 1000 tranny. my boss has a twin turbo duramax with a built tranny in it. all it has is clutches and a tourqe converter and a few other tricks to it, and its holding solid at 700 hp. i just think the allison is stronger. i know i have to spend about as much to build a dodge tranny as i would to convert the allison to the 5.9. so is it a good idea or not for pulling and racing, or even just a daily driver with 5 gears instead of 4 gears
very true. i actually didnt like the low 1st gear in my 03 d-max atleast not at the strip. also only 100k miles and already limped it several times with just a simple 90hp tune and 4in exhaust. in stock trim they do not like WOT overdrive shiftsAnyway you look at it you will be spending more money to put the Allison in there than you would have into a torqueflite. The cost of adapters and other parts may be the same as what you would pay to get into a rebuild torqueflite, but you're neglecting the cost of the tranny itself and what it will cost to build it (because I can't imagine someone is ever going to just give you one).
A 5 speed tranny would be cool for towing, etc. but 4th gear is direct in them so it isn't like you're getting a double overdrive or anything like that. It would be much cooler (and more worth it IMHO) if someone was doing the electronics to run a 6 speed allison (maybe someone is by now?) for the double overdrive.