07-21-2016, 07:54 AM
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Conroe, TX
ATS has been nothing but problems in these trucks, and trying to get them to actually honor their warranty is even tougher than trying to make their transmission hold up.
The honest answer is that there is not a built transmission on the marker right now that is really worth your time or money. Jerry seems to have something going now with the SuperStreet/Sonnax build he's working on though, so I would hold off for results on that before settling with an ATS transmission.
I have seen failures from every built transmission on the market. Making a transmission last has more to do with how you drive the truck than what is in your transmission. Dont do any WOT downshifts and dont do any top speed runs where you hit 4th gear at WOT and you will be fine.
I'm still running a stock transmission in my truck with 80k miles, and it has seen its fair share of abuse at the track...I am just very careful about how I drive it on the street.
2011 Ram 1500 RC/SB 5.7L
11.99 @ 110.66 MPH N/A
11.09 @ 120.13 MPH Nitrous
2014 Ram 1500 RC/SB 5.7L 8SP
422" w/ 2.9L Whipple at 15.5psi
1/8 - 6.54 @ 108.88MPH
1/4 - 10.43 @ 136.25MPH