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tranny identification and upgrades

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by MIDTOWNPC, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. MIDTOWNPC

    MIDTOWNPC PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,452

    Im going to do a rebuilt before winter.
    What should I be looking for in a rebuild in terms of upgrades/parts?

    btw its a 99 2500 5.9diesel 4x4 auto.
    how do I identify what transmission is in... 46re 47re ect ect

    Ive been told I want a billet torque converter ?
    should I get an aux cooler? deep pan?

    something about 3 disc? whats the benefit / difference

    Im going to get a temp gauge installed.
    I plan on keeping this truck to plow with. I will also use it to tow a skid steer in the summer. The parts that have been replaced already such as the injector pump and fass fuel system I am happy and confident about.
     
  2. sno commander

    sno commander PlowSite.com Addict
    from ct
    Messages: 1,061

    id go with these guys www.goerend.com i hear great things about them plus have a great warranty.
     
  3. dodge15004x45.9

    dodge15004x45.9 Senior Member
    from malvern
    Messages: 361

    Tranny should be the 47 re I know its the 47 for sure. The gas motors are the 46 re and rh.

    EDIT: Looking at some info,

    What automatic transmission do I have?

    Ram 1500:
    1994-1995 3.9L V6 = 42RH
    1994-1995 5.2L V8 = 46RH
    1994-1995 5.9L V8 = 46RH
    1996-2001 3.9L V6 = 42RE
    1996-2001 5.2L V8 = 46RE
    1996-2001 5.9L V8 = 46RE

    Ram 2500/3500:
    1994-1995 5.9L V8 = 46RH
    1994-1995 V10/Diesel = 47RH
    1996-2002 5.9L V8 = 46RE
    1996-2002 V10/Diesel = 47RE
     
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2010
  4. MIDTOWNPC

    MIDTOWNPC PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,452

    so I have the 47re according to that.

    does that list you have happen to say whats in the 2003 dodge 2400 diesel ?
    I just wonder if they are the same?
     
  5. MIDTOWNPC

    MIDTOWNPC PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,452

    triple disc torque converter seems to be what all places are recommending as an upgrade.

    also billet imput shaft
     
  6. sno commander

    sno commander PlowSite.com Addict
    from ct
    Messages: 1,061

    it depends if you have the h.o motor on your 03. i tihnk it sould say 305 hp on the valve cover if its the h.o. if its the h.o its got the 48re which is very simiilar to the 47re
     
  7. snow7899

    snow7899 Senior Member
    Messages: 238

    Check out DTT transmissions. I have their HD single disk, billet accumulator,servo, HD band strut and anchor. Mag-hytec DD trans pan. autometer trans temp gauge. Transgo shift kit upgrade with seperator plate. Also check out cumminsforum.com and dieseltruckresource.com for more info. Good luck and have fun with your credit card.
     
  8. MIDTOWNPC

    MIDTOWNPC PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,452

    I dont have the H.O
     
  9. Grassman09

    Grassman09 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,806

    Everyone told me the same thing and I was going to go all out. Unless you plan to do what JD and Chad do you would be fine with a good simple rebuild and new TC and Valve body.

    Mag Hytec Deep pan dont make a diff trans shop told me. Waste of $$ same with fancy synthetic oil waste of $$.

    When shifting into 2nd now you feel it allot more then before. I don't not have a triple disk just a single disk. Triple they say will hit hard and you might not like that.

    Upgraded valve body, higher line pressure billet cover and new torque converter. I was $3500 w tax for mine. I should be good for 600hp the way mine is. The truck towns my big Cat 262C like its not even behind it. Ask Cedar Grounds I raced his Durango with me pulling the Cat and I still won. :laughing:

    DTT makes some nice stuff. They are in B.C. All the parts are made to order so you will be waiting about a month if you go for all the billet stuff from them.
     
  10. MIDTOWNPC

    MIDTOWNPC PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,452

    in mine the rear planitary gear went. if that makes sence.

    I was told billet torque converter, single disc, rebuilt $2000
     
  11. Triple L

    Triple L PlowSite Fanatic
    from Canada
    Messages: 5,988


    Dean - I cant see you needing any billet input or output shafts... My trannys still stock and even JD dosent have any of that on his... They are allison's tho :laughing: LOL

    Grassman - Maby in your head you thought he was racing, there might be a drag race coming up soon with some pick-ups... bring your rig out and put your money where your mouth is...
     
  12. MIDTOWNPC

    MIDTOWNPC PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,452

    Ok so then the cost gets cheaper without the billet parts. Yes I know about your allisons ect ect. I have heard it all but I already have the truck fleet, so I have to maintain it.

    This tranny did well it has 300 000kms and finally blew. It died last year and I havent done anything with it till now. Didnt need to cause it didnt snow. I didnt know if I wanted to fix it, buy a new drop in or what.

    I just don't know much about fixing stuff. I need to have some understanding so I can figure out what the mechanic is saying/talking about. Its my way of keeping the mechanic honest also I guess you could say. I thought it was the torque converter thats the problem with these 2nd gen dodges.

    The tranny I did in my red 03 2 seasons back after 280 000kms was a standard rebuild cost $1900 and has not been a problem. That truck has a smarty, fass and everything works fine. Just passed 390 000kms. I need to fix my seat... man is it ever worn out.
     
  13. CGM Inc.

    CGM Inc. PlowSite Veteran
    from Ontario
    Messages: 3,590

    I race you even without a trailer behind you :nod:
     
  14. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    Im sorry to be a Debbie Downer but if you are pushing more than 450 RWHP on stock shafts and flexplate, you are in danger of breaking something.
     
  15. MIDTOWNPC

    MIDTOWNPC PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,452

    I went with single disc. Billet torque convertor. and grabbed the 3 in 1 guage from glowshift which will monitor the temp. Other then that its just a standard rebuild with new seals. The rear planetary gear blew upinside.
     
  16. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    Please tell me you are also having some valvebody work done.......