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Title: 2007 Ram 2500 automatic needs work, what to do?
Post by: Wanttohuntmore on December 27, 2019, 02:22:26 PM
My Ram's transmission started slipping recently at 176,000 miles.  I pull 10,000 lbs with it about 2,000 miles per year.   Engine is a 5.9 Cummins, stock.  Any suggestions what should be added when I have the transmission rebuilt?  Also,  was contemplating adding an edge.  Would that change what should be upgraded during the rebuild?  Thanks for all suggestions.
Title: Re: 2007 Ram 2500 automatic needs work, what to do?
Post by: baker5150 on December 27, 2019, 03:16:22 PM
Has it been rebuilt before?

https://www.xtremediesel.com/bd-power-1060605-valve-body-electronics-upgrade-kit

https://www.xtremediesel.com/transgo-sk-48re-shift-kit

https://www.xtremediesel.com/sun-coast-61822841hd-4-ring-billet-accumulator-piston

Any reputable trans shop will offer these parts in some brand or another.
But these 3 are the minimum I would do.  They are cheap upgrades that actually add life and performance to the trans.  I would also remove the check valve in the hot coolant line, the TC heat exchanger, and upgrade the front cooler. You'll drastically lower your towing temps this way.

I would also recommend a Billet Band and Billet Strut and Anchor.

If you are looking to add power, I would also add a Billet input shaft and upgraded Converter.

Title: Re: 2007 Ram 2500 automatic needs work, what to do?
Post by: baker5150 on December 27, 2019, 03:27:03 PM
https://shopfirepunk.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=121_130_186_192&product_id=51

Or buy this and be done with it.
Title: Re: 2007 Ram 2500 automatic needs work, what to do?
Post by: bigsads on December 27, 2019, 07:48:12 PM
Get a hold of Justin at trctrans.com. transmission manufacturing specialists. Out of auburn.  Heavy duty built, great price great warranty and install was very reasonable.  A lot of shops will but through them.  Go direct and get wholesale price.  Have done several for my company and personal
Title: Re: 2007 Ram 2500 automatic needs work, what to do?
Post by: Threewolves on December 30, 2019, 03:05:54 PM
I had the Billet parts rebuild done by Thurston County Transmission a couple of years ago on my 01. It is great, way better than stock, also life time warrantee. I plan on doing the same thing when my 2011 has issues.
Title: Re: 2007 Ram 2500 automatic needs work, what to do?
Post by: Mudman on December 30, 2019, 04:30:57 PM
It is all about how much $ ya want to spend.  More $=better trans.  I have been where your at.  Done rebuilds and been happy with em but I also ran power adders.  I recommend gauges like edge insight and custom EFI tuning.  Also get best trans ya can afford but don't tune it without a solid above stock level trans.  Converter upgrade is required!!  Don't skimp on this.  Research cummins forums for tons of info on this.  Firepunk any level is great idea.  Trans shops can build em as well BUT do homework and give em list of upgrades and what parts/brands are going into it.  Single disk quality billet converter, deep pan, valve body, gm solenoids, strut, 2nd gear etc, bands.  Triple converter or input isn't really needed unless ya plan on rodding her hard.  Like 500hp, custom turbos, racing etc.  IMOP.  I have 06 5.9.  No emmisions, some intake upgrades EFI tuned, Valair 650hp organic clutch 6sp.  Great trucks.  Fuel filter upgrade, delete, air filter and tune it with gauges.  All the power you will need and a big change from stock levels.  Safe good power of 400hp and 750-850tq towing reasonable loads.   Biggest mistake a guy can make with 48re trans is to throw box tune edge and rock it.  Trans will go soon.   176k is good and proves you didn't beat on it.  Anarchy diesel Phil is where I got my EFI tuning.
Title: Re: 2007 Ram 2500 automatic needs work, what to do?
Post by: Tim in Wa. on December 30, 2019, 07:08:34 PM
I don't know where you are located but I recemend calling Burney at The Flying wrench in Kingston.He put an ATS transmission in my Ram and it works great..5 year 500,000 mile warranty.Google the shop if you can't find it p m me.I will send it when I get home
Tim