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ferndaleflyer

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I have a 94 Silverado up on the farm with a 6.5 diesel and a t400 that has never missed a beat at over 300k on it. Also have a T400 in the race car--works good. And don't worry about powerglides, they are used in most drag cars and there are plenty of aftermarket cases being made.

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I'll take your 10 sp I've a th400. I Ave 30-40k between rebuilds on the two I had. That was with 5-6k fluid changes including TC!

Marty

30-40K on a T-400. You must abuse the devil out of them. Those 5-6K fluid changes were made how often, in months or years? Do you have an aftermarket cooler? Who rebuilds them?
Years ago when I showed horses I had a Chev CC 454/T400 pulling a 4 horse trailer and carrying an 11/12ft camper. I changed tranny fluid every spring and ran an aftermarket cooler. Pull that way for 10 yrs and never needed the trans rebuilt





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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Can you actually call that a "TRUCK" with a straight face???


Sure, it's only 2" shorter and 2" narrower than a Silverado.

All they did was make the cab cramped so it feels smaller to appease those fussy old pharts who think a full size truck is "too big."


Putting 10-ply tires on half ton trucks since aught-four.

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time2roll wrote:

Grit dog wrote:

(PS, at least I got almost 60k miles out of my 2016 Silverado 1/2 ton transmission...)
That implies you are hard on transmissions or the transmission was junk?

205k miles on my 4R70w


That truck (the 2016) did a bit of heavy towing through the mountains, but it had issues from day 1.
Had what felt like a tq converter shudder when taking off from a stop with a heavy trailer. 1 trip to the dealer rendered the "can't find anything wrong" answer, so I ran it. Tq converter cut loose first, parts and sparkly stuff took out the valve body (according to the dealer).

PS, no update from the stealer yet. I don't have a very good feeling about getting my truck back any time soon...


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Yes I'm hard on transmissions. Especially if first gear is really tall like the th400. Tallest ever on market. Load one down in my case 15-20k gcw, try to go up a 15-20% grade, stop and go traffic all day long, even with 4.10 gears in pumpkins. Thing get overheated really fast, stalling out was not uncommon. Yes I did have an aftermarket big cooler. Helped a little. I have more get up and go with my 6 sp auto, 3.42 gears and a V6 in my current 1500 than I did with the 88/89 BB 3500's I had. I would've had to drop to at least a 4.88 to not have as many issues as I did.
Driving on a freeway is different than here in Puget sound local roads. Saw an article the other day, steepestroadin Seattle proper is 26.3%. Those grades wreck havoc with an improperly speed drive train.

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Mine had 4.10’s. It was wound out at 70. First thing I did was have the converter tapped.


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Grit dog wrote:

time2roll wrote:

Grit dog wrote:

(PS, at least I got almost 60k miles out of my 2016 Silverado 1/2 ton transmission...)
That implies you are hard on transmissions or the transmission was junk?

205k miles on my 4R70w


That truck (the 2016) did a bit of heavy towing through the mountains, but it had issues from day 1.
Had what felt like a tq converter shudder when taking off from a stop with a heavy trailer. 1 trip to the dealer rendered the "can't find anything wrong" answer, so I ran it. Tq converter cut loose first, parts and sparkly stuff took out the valve body (according to the dealer).

PS, no update from the stealer yet. I don't have a very good feeling about getting my truck back any time soon...


Can't expect much from a 3.42 trans you put oversized tires on.. On my 11 HO DRW I had 3.42's and on a grade it felt like the rear springs were twisting so I had to take off real easy and once rolling i gave it hell. It handled the 28-29K combined for 65k and the pan was nearly spotless at that mileage. You simply need to have that trans BUILT and then change out to 4.10's if you want to keep running oversized tires.

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Grit dog wrote:

(PS, at least I got almost 60k miles out of my 2016 Silverado 1/2 ton transmission...)




Can't expect much from a 3.42 trans you put oversized tires on.. On my 11 HO DRW I had 3.42's and on a grade it felt like the rear springs were twisting so I had to take off real easy and once rolling i gave it hell. It handled the 28-29K combined for 65k and the pan was nearly spotless at that mileage. You simply need to have that trans BUILT and then change out to 4.10's if you want to keep running oversized tires.


I think you're referring to the wrong 2016 truck....
The ole 68rfe mush box is looking pretty good at this point compared to my last 2 Chebbies now... She runs like a scalded cat still at 90k miles!

Although, technically you're correct, I did up size the tires on the 2016 Silverado to 265-70-17, from the factory 255s [emoticon] and it does actually have 3.42 gears, same ratio as the Dodge!

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I see noone is placing their bets, other than 12V who thinks I need a built trans and a re-gear on the truck that ISN'T broken...lol.

So I'll provide an update.
Dealer says module(s) not the issue, replaced whatever modules and no fixey the issue.
Say its NOT the trans and it's engine related. Shcecked spark plugs and injectors and they're grrrreat! (I could have saved them that effort, lol)
Now they're heading into the innards of the engine! [emoticon] I'm not actually sad, but I will be if they turn a perfectly good engine into a leaky pos with issues by taking stuff apart that they can't put back together right)
Seems the known 5.3/6.2 lifter issue could be the culprit. Will see!

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That barely larger sized tires is nothing for your rig. Maybe 1/2" total diam, 1/8-1/4" of active radius. I did more to my rig going from 265-65 to a 285-65-18. About an inch diam, 1/4-1/2" active radius. I definitely notice the difference with my V6 vs your V8! Then again, you have a 4.5'ish? 1st gear, vs my 4.1 first gear. 3.42 gears be dammed!

This will be interesting to see what the issue is tho.

Marty

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