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Is there a way to beef up the autos in the dodge trucks? without spending alot of $$?
 

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depends on what you want to do with the truck and how much Hp you wanna add, but a nice valve body from gorend or suncoast will do and one more thing i would do would be a torque converter, that should hold you for a while. just no boosted launches otherwise your gonna need billet input shaft. but more knowledgeable guys on trans will chime in soon :thumbsup
 

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depends on what you want to do with the truck and how much Hp you wanna add, but a nice valve body from gorend or suncoast will do and one more thing i would do would be a torque converter, that should hold you for a while. just no boosted launches otherwise your gonna need billet input shaft. but more knowledgeable guys on trans will chime in soon :thumbsup

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What is a lot of $$$? I was quoted $2540 out the door for P & L on a Goerend TC, VB, controller, & fluid refills. Great deal, I'll be getting it done as soon as I get the cash.
 

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well i do alot of heavy hauling. i'm a contractor and i'm pulling a trailer alot usually with my skidsteer on it. but pretty much i wanted to know what i need to do if I decide to put some power behind this rig. I have heard alot of bad about dodge's auto transmissions, and I don't want to end up replacing it.

I am wanting to put in an Edge juice and maybe some other mods (just depends on what i can afford to spend at the time). But eventually i want to build it to be a bad mother.
 

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What is a lot of $$$? I was quoted $2540 out the door for P & L on a Goerend TC, VB, controller, & fluid refills. Great deal, I'll be getting it done as soon as I get the cash.

Hadn't planned on that much.
 

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well i do alot of heavy hauling. i'm a contractor and i'm pulling a trailer alot usually with my skidsteer on it. but pretty much i wanted to know what i need to do if I decide to put some power behind this rig. I have heard alot of bad about dodge's auto transmissions, and I don't want to end up replacing it.

I am wanting to put in an Edge juice and maybe some other mods (just depends on what i can afford to spend at the time). But eventually i want to build it to be a bad mother.
You'll definitly want to upgrade then.
 

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If your hauling skid steers or things similar you will be needing to upgrade even with the Edge Juice, cause issues will be right around the corner.
 

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With what you are using the truck for, if you do anything to the engine you will need to upgrade the trans. At least a billit TC. The issue is that the Autos were de-tuned by a rated 10hp from the factory because the trans couldn't keep up. The TC bolts will litterally be ripped from the housing if you push it hard. These engines are so strong it's not funny.
Since the trans has to come out for the TC, you might as well have the internals freshened up. If you are going to go big, do billit shafts, if you are just adding a mild chip or flash you might be able to get away with the stock shafts. I look at it this way... its expensive to rebuild a trans once, it's stupid money to have to do it twice because of scrimping on it the first time. Good luck.. Chris
 
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