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2001-2005 Dodge 2500 diesel trucks

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by lyube, May 26, 2009.

  1. lyube

    lyube LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,597

    I couldn't care what it looks like, performance and utility is more important. I hate the incessant chrome over everything on trucks. Simple interiors are FINE.
  2. lyube

    lyube LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,597

    Probably 08+.
  3. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,511

    Why would you guys want an Allison auto? It is common knowledge that the 48RE is the the best tranny offered in a diesel pickup when built properly. My truck would chew a stock Allison to pieces in a couple days. The Fords I test drove were junk and drove poorly. Then I got into the Dodge I had now and the interior, exterior, and power was much better.
  4. lyube

    lyube LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,597

    Dodge does not come to my mind when "list of most trusted automatic transmissions" are created.

    torqshift over the 48re...

    I've always wanted 5 speeds in dodge trucks.
  5. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,511

    I said when they are "built" properly. I am talking aftermarket TC's, VB's, billet shafts and flexplate. Guys with Fords and Chevy's who sled pull actually put 48RE's in their trucks cause they can be built to handle anything. Like I said earlier, I am doing 0 - 60 in 4.7 seconds. You might as well invest in your trans and make it last a lifetime rather than replacing it every 100,000 or less.
  6. WH401

    WH401 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 572

    My thoughts exactly, a stripped truck w/ the best available engine would be my truck of choice.
  7. nosparkplugs

    nosparkplugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,444

    I agree with JDipstera:)

    The Cummins ISB tends to eat stock torque converters switch to a billet single or triple disc billet converter, also the 47RE & 48RE have low line pressure, and soft shifts in stock form. A new valve body or T-FOD shift kit, along with new servo's & billet accumulators with triple seals will boost line pressure, that will just about make the 47RE & 48RE bulletproof.:)

    The Dodge A518/618 47RE & 48RE are rock soild transmissions that do very well behind the Cummins. The Allison & Ford 4R100 & later models are also great transmissions each have their own weakness's knowledge is key in correcting the weak links, and no automatic diesel tranny is designed for more than 100hp/100ft/lbs over stock. I have tore up my share of automatics, be it gas or diesel, over the years, be it Ford, Dodge or GM. Once you get the cheap weak arse, OEM internals out, and replace with billet parts, new servo's & acumulators High performance frictions & Kolene steel's, new Triple disk billet Torque converters all will hold up well under a diesel's torque. I prefer the Dodge Cummins & the 47RE or 48RE, thier much easier to rebuild, and cost far less when it is time to rebuild vs a Allison. Building a good transmission is an art & science, with many tricks for each brand tranny. Dodge diesels will eat Ford & GM diesels all day with a good 47RE or 48RE

    The more expensive the transmission in stock form the higher the cost to rebuild heavy duty. You can take the Allison & stick it were the sun don't shine. Do some research on the Suncoast "torqueflite" it's a 48RE for the Duramax diesel
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2009
  8. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    The Allison that is in the GM doesn't live up to the Allison name.
  9. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

  10. Cub Cadet YANMAR.

    Cub Cadet YANMAR. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    Id like to post on what gravel rat said about the 6.7 being a nightmare of a motor which is not true my friend has two of them a 5500 an a 3500. There both doing great they were both at the dealer once for a flash an thats it, the 5500 has about 15,000miles an the 3500 has almost 12,000miles he just did a DPF delete on the 3500 an it made the truck even better now that its not choked up, I also know a few other people that have 6.7 cummins an love them. they must be pretty good sence precision pipeline just got rid of there fords an got 6.7cummins. Also i dont know about you guys but id rather have a 6speed stick behind my cummins, But ya that 6.7 is junk. roll eyes

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