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I have an 03 Cummmins, with a bully dog (120 extra horse), exhaust & its gone thru 6 transmissions since ive had it. they've all been rebuilds other than my new one ive only had it for about a week & im kinda scared to go to TS Diesel Preformance show this weekend because i dont want to get stuck down in Bowling Green KY with nobody to pull me home. Does anybody have any idea why i keep blowing the tranny like that? Truck has 98,3xx miles on it & i bought it for my 16 birthday with 92,xxx miles. Please help...
 

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well apparently he sucks.

Spend the money on a decently built auto. Coaltrain diesel performance in toldedo ohio builds some pretty tits trannys, and the price will definatly be in your range if mommy and daddy aren't paying for it.
 

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Yeah no kiddding. He's Harry Hawkings at The Transmission Warehouse. He's been doing it for about 60 years & eveyone thinks hes good. Untill i show up there then hes loosing customers because of me now. (NINERQB8) Do you know Jake Johnson by any chance? He lives in Colorado Springs & your one of the only people on here that ive seen from there.
 

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I have no idea, he just married into my family & thats where my cussion & him are living now. i think he has a second gen cummins 96 model & he might do landscaping or something around in that nature.
 

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800-1000ft/lb of torque will do that if you drive like a maniac. I would not blame the trans or the builder. Well, I blame the builder for not recommending you build it with parts that can handle the abuse but I blame the driver for that too.....
 

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hold off on the rims and tires. get her running right and then focus on apperance. all show and no go is no fun for anyone.
 

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What exactly is breaking in your trannys? Is it the same thing everytime? Something different each time? Give some more details if you have them....
 

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No, rebuilds from the only guy in town that will do it. He just ended up making me buy a new chrystler 48RE tranny last friday.

what good is that gonna do...you mine as well get one from a salvage yard.....first you have to use good parts, 2nd you have to learn how to follow break-in procedures,3rd the guy building them isn`t totally to blame...granted he is probably tired of doing work for the kid but @ the same time if he is gonna keep destroying tranny`s then i would take his money too.... there is more to the story than what we are hearing..... maybe he (christman) is on a budget & not wanting to spend top dollar 4 the right parts.... maybe he thinks its a "cool thing" to have stock rebuilt trannies going out on him left & right so he can tell everyone how"bad" his truck is that he cant keep a tranny in it...... who knows but we really haven`t heard the whole story here ...just my .02
 

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I think I figured out why he keeps burning up tranny's. Let's see. He has a bunch of power, a stock tranny and, HE'S 16 YEARS OLD. :doh: When I was 16, I thought my 76 Chevy Luv truck was a F-ing top fuel funny car. I pushed the loud pedal thru the floor board every chance I could get.
 

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Yeah i drive the same way (Al5608) did when he was my age but theres still no reason for it to go out like that. First two times it was the torque converter, after that the guy wouldnt tell me what it was. I do not have anymore money to put into my truck for another 7 months (tobacco Check) after that i was thinking of a suncoast stage 6. Thats what my buddy is running in his 1200+ hp cummins & he doesnt seem to have a problem with it. My truck is a daily driven/ reamed truck, how many miles should i put on it for it to be "broken in" in the past week ive put close to 1,000 miles on it. It seems to be holding up now but i really doubt its going to be much better than all the rest. I spent all my money on my yfz & now thats the reason i cant buy a nicer tranny or i would (dumb move) as soon as i get it sold i should take that money & buy a better tranny but i have no idea what i can get for $3000-$4000 that would hold my chip & maybe a smarty. Any info would be greatly appriciated, just not the trash talk (SLVRbullet)
 

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well well well. trash talk...its not trash talk...its called reality... & now we have a little more info. regarding why they broke...but i dont know why one would be ok with not knowing what went wrong with the other trannies that he wouldn`t tell you what happened..... i hope he was fixing these things for next to nothing... BTW back to the trash talking...yeah your learning a tough lesson right now... its called "you wanna play ..sooner or later your gonna pay" everybody goes through it...
 
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