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I got mine from Fuddle racing significantly cheaper.

800rpm over stock, any stall was available. Rating of 300hp, he could have went higher but cost would have been higher.
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sweet....glad to hear it is better Beard!
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wonderful dude,sux about doing all of the heavy labor by yourself,but the rewards are a definate pay back.
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yeah i drove it some more today. i love it.
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here it is installed. i thought i got a picture of just the VB guess not

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how did you get that dang tourqe converter back on lol.

BTW I seen you in your dads truck drive by the wedding.
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how did you get that dang tourqe converter back on lol.

BTW I seen you in your dads truck drive by the wedding.

you told me it was in huntington! i was man another person getting married today weird! lol

we finally got that input shaft out of the trans then it was only a matter of sliding it on.


btw your bears are not doing so well.
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you told me it was in huntington! i was man another person getting married today weird! lol

we finally got that input shaft out of the trans then it was only a matter of sliding it on.


btw your bears are not doing so well.
The reception was in huntington. The wedding in s whitley

good deal i guess it finally came out eh.

Ya shut up lol
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hey im routing for the bears! they might have a chance now. 17-20
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shut uP! no jenxing!
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20-20

lol
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bears win!
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told you they have a chance!
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Hm...interesting. Beard, it seems pretty simplistic. How would you rate the diificulty of it? I'm scared at the thought of disaasembling my 5R55E...or ANY auto tranny whatsoever.
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Actually doing the auto transmission work was very easy with the detailed instructions that came with it. All you need is a good inch pound torque wrench and general tools (hammer, punch, screw drivers, sockets and extensions)

Most people probably wont need to replace the TQ converter which I had the most trouble with. The splines on my input shaft on the pump were trashed and it took an exceptionally long time to get the TQ on the trans.

I would say that I hated the removal and installation of the transmission itself, i have never done such and it was kind of a pain. could have been worse tho.

If you just do the VB replacement and adjust the bands you can do that while the transmission is in the truck. No need for removal.
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how do you adjust the bands? i tried to by following Grigg's write up, but it made my tranny slip and shift bad.....so i had to undo what i did...
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is the valve body a matter of unbolting one and bolting another in?
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how do you adjust the bands? i tried to by following Grigg's write up, but it made my tranny slip and shift bad.....so i had to undo what i did...
loosen those nuts on the drivers side, torque the studs to 120inch pounds, then back them off 2 full turns. then tighten the nuts up again.
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is the valve body a matter of unbolting one and bolting another in?

for the most part.

there is one piece you have to punch into a hole on the tranny. then there are a few seals that need replaced. then the intermediate servo on the side of the transmission. you also clean a few parts with electronic parts cleaner.
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cool.....i might get the valve body and then the torque converter later.....
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how much firmer are the shifts?
and this would probally be a good upgrade for a truck running bigger tires huh?
and what is done to the stall convertor that makes it different than stock? is the stall rpm's raise any?
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i have a stock stall. so Nick will have to answer that question.

i really like the firm shifts, its firm based on how you use the throttle. if you hammer on it it will be firm but very quick, half throttle can have some pretty hard shifts which i dont mind.

it uses the gear alot more as well, which i like, even seems faster.
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and what is done to the stall convertor that makes it different than stock? is the stall rpm's raise any?
My converter is about 3200 stall IIRC. So when i accelerate from a stop the tach jumps to 3k before the truck really moves(half throttle). If you press harder on the gas, it will climb a bit more and begin to spin the tires.


If you drive like a grandma this converter may drive you nuts. Until the converter locks up it feels like the trans is slipping. So under 2500 it feels odd. Easy to fix tho just give it more gas.
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i had to pull the trailer tonight and wow. i love this thing
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I didnt help much but from what I saw the hardest part was prabably getting enough wood to stack on the jack to get the tranny out lol.

I would like to ride in it zach. Also when you want my truck?
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