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Old 04-22-2018, 05:19 PM
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Has anyone here used the Red Alto Eagle rebuild kits with the Kolene steels, are they worth the extra $$$.

What other mods have you done to beef up your early RE transmission?

Today my scrap pile came in handy, made this simple tool to compress the spring on the reverse servo while removing the snap ring.

 
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Old 04-22-2018, 07:57 PM
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The red eagles and such are a good investment, and come recommended by our one-time trans guru MonteC. (in the 2nd gen ram section.)

Sonax Sure Cure is also a good investment. Rumor has it, that 47/48RE hard parts will also go right into the 46RE case......
 
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Old 04-23-2018, 08:39 AM
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It may be apple's to oranges, but several years ago, I used the red alto clutches in a 4L60 transmission in a 93 corvette. Had a 3000 stall converter, and was making 365 rwhp 376 rwtq. This was a street strip car, had over a 1,000 passes at the track. 1.6x 60ft times and most 11 sec. passes Eventually I lost 3rd and 4th gear. On the next rebuild, my transmission guy recommended raybestos , blue something? Felt they were better then the red alto.....
IMO the soft parts, ie: clutch packs, bands, seals gaskets are the cheap part of a rebuild, yet extremely important to the life of the transmission. I would get the best quality I could......
From my experience, the red alto's are a good investment.
Look forward to your rebuilding post!!
 
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Originally Posted by dakootie View Post
Has anyone here used the Red Alto Eagle rebuild kits with the Kolene steels, are they worth the extra $$$.

What other mods have you done to beef up your early RE transmission?

Today my scrap pile came in handy, made this simple tool to compress the spring on the reverse servo while removing the snap ring.

I used them in my a500 rebuild behind a 400hp 5.9. Beefed up the hard assemblies, servos and installed a transgo kit...no issues in a years time.
 

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my transmission guy recommended raybestos
I heard to use these also.
 
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Made this slide hammer yesterday from scrap, this is needed to remove the front pump from the housing.

 
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Old 05-16-2018, 10:19 PM
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Thanks, I ordered the Raybestos kit with a new torque converter along with a Transgo shift kit, the 96 Dakota is getting a 46RE from a 97 Ram that had a toasted overdrive.

Below are the braking clutches, I'll have the rest out tomorrow afternoon., the slide hammer worked its charm couple of whacks and the front pump came right out.

Made the jig to compress the overdrive spring this afternoon.


 

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The 46RE that is going into my 96 Dakota came of of a 97 Ram with the differences in tire sizes will this make a difference in TCM shift points.

Those of you running larger tires how do you compensate.
 
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The 46RE that is going into my 96 Dakota came of of a 97 Ram with the differences in tire sizes will this make a difference in TCM shift points.

Those of you running larger tires how do you compensate.
Ahh got it tire size and differential gear ratio is programmed into the TCM
 
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Gear ratio might be, but, the VSS on the 96 is gear driven, just need to put in the right gear.
 
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