I was hoping someone would chime in as to wether this was accurate info. Apparently the writer of this is a tech. of some sort that answers questions on that forum.Very interesting read. Being that most of the information is not correct !! 23 direct clutches ? Intermediate bands ? I don't think so.
Sheesh, READ THE ARTICLE before blowing so much smoke. :coocooVery interesting read. Being that most of the information is not correct !! 23 direct clutches ? Intermediate bands ? I don't think so.
I used to think the same way, even a little less at 50 hp. Personal experience taught me different. Anything over 30 hp and no mods you are on borrowed time.bhdodge, in your case, you are good for about 70 hp (100 hp if your easy with your right foot) in the stock 48RE.
Thanks for clearing up the info in the attachment on the original thread. I had read a few other post made by the guy and he seemed pretty knowledgeable not just blowing smoke. I was thinking of getting a smarty jr. and running on 70hp. You think I'll be on borrowed time? Where can I find info on the shift kit and enhancer?I used to think the same way, even a little less at 50 hp. Personal experience taught me different. Anything over 30 hp and no mods you are on borrowed time.
After 40k miles running 50-60 hp it ate the direct clutches up and ruined the input shaft. You may get away with more on the pre-05 trucks but the 05+ plus with the TV motor will NOT handle the HP.
If you want to add power, figure on a shift kit and shift enhancer at a minimum or you WILL be fixing things. Anything more than 100 hp you will need a TC to effectively use the power. If you can afford a single disk TC with better TQ multiplication and lower stall will make a huge difference.
A shift kit and enhancer is relatively easy to do and will safeguard the trans. Plan it into your budget. :thumbsup
I stand corrected, that doesn't make sense. The rest of the info is dead on though.Hey Cerberius ! I think that you should go back and read the article- it clearly states in te second to last line " wider intermediate band". No Torqueflite EVER had a intermediate band. Also being that I have been inside of many 48re trans,including my own, I certainly would recall 23 overdrive direct cluthes!