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Old 10-04-2015, 06:29 PM   #1
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545RFE build

I talked to the shop that we use to build our mild transmissions and they told me if I buy the performance parts they will rebuild my 545RFE and install the performance parts into it for $650. Sound reasonable?

I told them I was going with a full valve body and I was going to go with good clutches.

Never had an auto built in my life so I have no clue what I need. Going with Sharadon valve body and probably an Edge 2800 stall converter. What do I need for clutches? Anything else?

As soon as I get a trans the truck is getting a 273 comp cam, valve springs, pushrods, throttle body. Truck already has full length headers and 4.56 gears. I have diablo so it will be tuned after the good stuff is installed.

I'd love to start collecting parts for the T56 swap again but I figured I'd give the built auto thing a go first since I've never had one.

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Old 10-04-2015, 06:33 PM   #2
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Red alto clutches. You can get a nice kit from

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Old 10-04-2015, 06:39 PM   #3
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Sweet. Is that all I'd need for my future set up? I'd guess it'll be less than 400 hp.

I'd like to get this thing built before the end of the year. I think with a cam and a good trans it will shut up a lot of the diesel guys I work with.
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Old 10-04-2015, 06:54 PM   #4
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#K45. Fits all 45RFE / 545RFE Transmissions. You get all four Red Eagle Power Packs, #45-PP1, #45-PP2, #45-PP3, an overhaul kit with molded pistons gaskets and seals, filter, line pressure booster, #45SK Shift Kit, high energy clutches and steels for the reverse input and low reverse clutch sets. Low / reverse molded piston not included. All of the above for $609.00.

Does this sound like what I need? I guess I won't need the shift kit since I'm going with a sharadon valve body?
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I believe so #k45 sounds just like what I got on last rebuild
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Old 10-04-2015, 07:39 PM   #6
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Sweet! Thanks!
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Old 10-04-2015, 07:39 PM   #7
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That's what I just purchased for mine.
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Hell yeah, thanks for the confirmation. As soon as I get my damn Snap On bill paid off I'd goin down!
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As soon as I get a trans the truck is getting a 273 comp cam, valve springs, pushrods, throttle body. Truck already has full length headers and 4.56 gears. I have diablo so it will be tuned after the good stuff is installed.

Here's a 273 and other part to go with it. He may come down on the price. He's already dropped 300.00 in 1 month.

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Old 10-04-2015, 08:48 PM   #10
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Oh hell yeah. Thanks for lookin out. I'm going to contact him.
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