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Old 04-05-2014, 12:51 AM
440RC86 440RC86 is offline
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Vehicle: '96 Ram 2500 V10
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Engine: 2003-2003 488ci (8.0L) Magnum V10 310hp 450lb/ft
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I just put a B&M shift kit in my truck and it made a big difference. I would recommend it for towing to reduce heat buildup. Shifts are a lot firmer, but not too harsh. I installed the Transpak kit 10227 in my '96 V10 with the 47RE trans and elected to go with the "heavy duty" level of shifting as opposed to the street/strip. This kit involves removing the whole valve body and disassembling it, so it's not for the faint of heart. I'm no trans expert, just your average home mechanic, so it can be done for sure. It was worth it!

While in there, I found a fairly heavy duty spring that was broken and not doing much. The kit had a replacement for it. And you can adjust your front and rear bands while you're at it.

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