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Old 08-20-2011, 02:16 PM
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how much horsepower and torque can the stock engine and transmission handle safly?
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Dodge Transmissions are made of glass. thats the first thing you want to build before you do anything. ive been through 3 trans already and spent the 5k on them to get them full billet. its worth every penny imo
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The overdrive sections on both the a500/a518 were designed for a max of 400 ft/lbs torque input. They can be built for considerably more. The transmissions are actually good, being that they are derived from the legendary 727 Torqueflite lineage. However, bean-counters demand cheap clutches etc. To make a stocker live as long as possible, you need an aftermarket cooler and an aftermarket shift kit from TransGo, Fairbanks, Superior, etc. These two mods make a huge difference.

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Oh, stock engine can handle modest boost of say around 6psi from a supercharger before the pistons melt, and up to just over 6,000 rpms. Depending on setup, that could by 500ish hp.
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