The 48re, the auto that took over in 2003.5, is stronger then more people give it credit for. Of course it is designed for stock power and if you beat the living day lights out of it yes you will destroy it, but if you are a rational human being with your right foot then you should be ok. My 48re has stood up to my juice/ts stack fairly well. If you are really concerned a better torque converter and valve body will help you if you don't plan on racing. :thumbsupya, my truck is a auto. if its so weak what would be a good upgrade
HAY! Aren't YOU the "Guy" who told me to try level 5 when I was pussyfootin' around with level 3?? :gun2:I've been running Smarty on 5 and 7 with moderate torque management for quite awhile and have had no problems
Exactly. The 48RE is NOT the 47RH from 1996. Unfortunately, people always remember the past when its bad, and forget how much improvement has been made.Don't give in to all the hype. The 48RE is not as weak as everyone talks it up to be. You are fine wiht the mods you listed. If you start throwing any more power than that, at it, you'll want look into a valvebody and toque converter.
I'd be very interested in having a credible source that specifies exactly how much torque or HP that the 48RE will withstand. Until then, anyone claiming the above should realize its just an opinion, and no proof exists to back it.Let's just say we have a motor in our truck capable of at least TWICE the Horsepower it came with from the Dodge assembly line, and a Tranny that will BARELY put up with the "Advertised" Horsepower!
An auxiliary cooler is a good idea if you drive under load as a regular trip. Beyond that, the factory cooler will work fine. If you want to add a cooler, it can't hurt.I Highly Recommend Several Upgrades To The Transmission. First, Get Rid Of The Stock Cooler.
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..........IT IS WORTH IT.