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Old 11-10-2012, 03:23 PM
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Hey guys haven't been around in a while what's happening? Had a question... Whenever my transmission shits out on me I wanna go with a stage 2 with a nice stall. I was wondering if there was any advantage to going with a new gen transmission? I know it's a 5 speed and with my 4.56 gears I run higher rpms on the highway didn't know if having the 5 speed would help that? Is it even possible and has anyone done it? Anyways any info will help! Thanks a bunch
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Pardon my ignorance, what exactly are you referring to when you say new gen? The trans you have now is a 5 speed with double overdrive ratios.
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The 09+ has a 5 gear tranny I believe, mine is a 4 gear
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No, yours is a 5 speed auto (1, 2, 2P, 3, 4 then 2 OD's, hence the 545RFE designation). The newer gens have different programming in the same trans that rearranges the gears. You could technically put say a 2010 545RFE in your truck and it will work just like your stocker because of programming. The newer 6 speeds are the same trans reprogrammed. Now the newest 8 speeds I'm not so sure about, but wouldn't gain you anything without the proper programming to go with it.
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Cool got you thanks for the info
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