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Oh okay, yea wasn't to sure. Gonna stick with these, I have some beefy mudders for the awful winter and All terrains for the rest of the season but mostly just drive the truck during the winter and fall. I found a nice 2500 rpm stall series think it's for the 36rh transmission though.
You should have a 46RE. Make sure you get the right converter.
 
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Old 04-18-2019, 09:35 AM
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Yeah that's what I figured, have heard some really bad things about them but it's doing great by me. Just got some copper transmission lines swapped in, definitely has plenty of life left. I'm planning on getting the converter done hopefully b4 next winter want to have some more fun and get those tires ripping through the snow more and get some better hill climbing in. Can tell this truck has lots more to put out.
 
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Old 04-18-2019, 09:40 AM
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The converter would be a much better difference then a larger throttle body right? All the pipes are finished, had a whole new factory system put in a few years ago besides the muffler, only thing I didn't get changed is the throttle body. Decided to get the factory air box put back on as well
 
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Yeah, the transmissions have a really bad reputation. At least, the 46 fellers do...... But, my last truck had over 200K miles on it, and I *think* it was still the original trans. Basically, if you keep the temp controlled, and you don't abuse it too much.... It'll last quite some time. Upgrading the electronics is a good idea, and keeping up on the maintenance/adjustments it wants.
 
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Yeah the 48 is the better one right? Welp I sure hope i get the best from this one, was thinking about get a trans temp gauge. My oil one keeps on messing up, keeps on going down to where it would be when the truck is off. Just had the oil sensor changed too, must be the wiring. If you mean by Electronics like the Alternator I had swapped that a few months ago, or do you mean tuning? My mechanic doesn't recommend it for some reason.
 
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I get my regular tune up and oil change early though of course. Was so aggravated this past fall, had the transmission serviced in October and the lines decided to let loose all of a sudden and had to get the copper lines put in in November. Good ol rusty PA
 
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A Haden 405 is a good cooler for pretty cheap.
 
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Electronics in the trans, The governor stuff. Borg Warner makes a heavy duty solenoid set, that is better than stock.

Yeah, the 48 is the meanest. Unfortunately, it won't bolt to your 5.9, rumor has it though, that the internals from the 48 will fit in the 46 case.
 
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Alright sweet I'll take that into consideration. Sounds like a good idea
 
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Yeah that's pretty crappy the 48 wouldn't work, wonder if it would fit the 02 2500. That was my original choice but ended up going with this one, could've been more patient. I wanted a truck though lol.
 

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