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thx.. I did call suncoast disel and they only sell the rebuild kits for 66RFE and not the actual builds. 68RFE they do buildsSharadon is a good name, although don just retired, look into them. Sun Coast does rfe's up to 950hp, but mainly the 68rfe or anything hanging off a cummins.
? That's crazy, here is their product line. Seams like the entire world took a dump and nobody feels like doing anything. If you can talk them into it - it would likely be 10 grand for the 66. I'd try beggingthx.. I did call suncoast disel and they only sell the rebuild kits and not the actual builds.
Nobody has a reliable RFE,no matter how much money they spend. Check out High Performance Rams and Tuned Rams on facebook and ask about building a reliable RFE on those pages. The higher power guys usually keep a stock of used ones on hand,or else swap to the 8 speed/Turbo 400 or 4L80 (GM trannies) and some guys are swapping in 727 or 518's (Chrysler trannies). The RFE was originally designed for the early low horsepower 4.7. Lay in a stock of used ones,get good at swapping them,and learn how to drive to keep the tranny alive,and they're usually good for a few months behind a semi high horsepower engine. Do not do wide open downshifts (like passing on a 2 lane highway),get in the habit of manually down shifting it prior to going wide open,and no high speed runs in high gear.The transmissions will last as long as you drive them to keep them alive.They're okay from a dig ,but not good from a rollHas anyone built a 66RFE to withhold 600RWH or have any good suggestions on builders?
I agree with the 3 pedals and a stick 100%. I personally would never pick "any" automatic over a manual if given a choice! JMO!Its best to do as W1 advises and just not beat on the 5/6 speed.
Just my humble opinion, but these trucks come out geared too tall for that transmission. Tall gears are extra stress on an already marginal transmission. Guys like big tires; more stress. With the big tires, the truck gets sluggish, so then Headers, CAI, and tuner are added for more power. A bad situation just got worse. Throw on a little "spirited" driving, and you know the rest.
Give me 3 petals and a stick, please.