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Old 05-08-2018, 01:51 PM   #1
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545rfe options, my head hurts from reading!

Howdy guys,
New member here, stumbled across this site while trolling for 545 info. I really want to slap a Procharger on my 09 1500 4x4 but the transmission question has stopped me dead for the moment. I've read until my eyes are about to bleed, so can anyone give me a straight answer- if I don't force downshifts under load then what is a reasonably priced reman that will hold up??

This Bull Ripper caught my eye, any experience with it?
https://www.bullripper.com/HEAVY-DUTY-45RFE-p/b51.htm

I sent Hemidup a message, is he actually building and selling trans now?

Please no suggestions of a swap, I'm not willing to Rube Goldberg my truck unless someone comes up for a sensible kit.

Anyhow thanks in advance and good to be here with some fellow Hemi lovers!

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Check out the ATS Transmissions thread. ATS Diesel is building an upgraded 545 and should have a couple test units to members here soon.

http://www.hemitruckclub.com/forums/...-19050-76.html
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Welcome to the forum. Finding a trans for your needs isn't so much about which one at the right price as it is finding one that will indeed hold up period. Many of us choose to swap the 545 out to eliminate it's weaknesses.
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I'm trying to work my way through the 60+ pages of that ATS thread now. I imagine it's gunna be way more money than I want to pay. I'm not going to run more than about 8lb, I'd rather burn through a 2k one and learn my lesson than spend 6k+ right off the bat. I'm Canadian too so our pesos aren't worth too many freedom dollars these days.
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Depending on how stout your motor is, it most likely won't take you long to get a good feeling of what it is like to burn one up.
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That bullripper trans is probably nothing more than as stock trans painted black
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. I've read until my eyes are about to bleed, so can anyone give me a straight answer- if I don't force downshifts under load then what is a reasonably priced reman that will hold up??
The 545 will have to be built up as a performance package. No re-manufactured! No one currently has a new one that will be warrantied over 500 rwhp or with forced induction.

You find one of the performance trans, watch the down shifts and you will have a transmission for about year of fun.

I am breaking in Trans number four now.

Rube Goldberg will be next shortly.
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I am breaking in Trans number four now.
Hey Bill. Did you get a chance to break down the trans to find the cause of your trans going down? OD clutch pack again?
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