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Old 10-20-2018, 06:46 PM   #1
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rebuilt transmission

suffering from sticker shock, there was a site online that advertized a 46re for around $290 talked to a dealer and they said rebuilt $3500 (ballpark).
if i want to try an install am i looking at a pay now or pay later lesson ?
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Old 10-20-2018, 07:22 PM   #2
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46rh Master rebuild kit is $475. A rebuilt race trans is around $4,000. With prices ranging all between. The tq converter is a 46rh. Need a PATC special flex plate and 46rh starter motor and shifter. The cross member and driveshaft fit....
It comes down to what you want to do.. 500hp you need to spend around $2500. If you are 800hp+ I recommend spending the $6,000 and be done with itm
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Old 10-21-2018, 01:08 AM   #3
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Are you swapping it into a hemi truck?
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Old 10-21-2018, 11:58 AM   #4
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What year Ram? And what transmission is it replacing?
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Old 10-27-2018, 11:56 AM   #5
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Hey Thanks, Redtruck-VA, YeahItsAHemi, Ghost03hemi. Am wanting to replace the 545rfe in the '04. The asking price from that online place was for pulled transmissions. I couldn't stop looking at the price tag. Been doing the research on rebuilt vs. reman., and 1yr/12k vs. 5yr. warranties.
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Old 10-27-2018, 12:53 PM   #6
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Do you have any mods to your truck?
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Old 10-27-2018, 01:53 PM   #7
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Do you have any mods to your truck?
stock.
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Old 10-27-2018, 03:00 PM   #8
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stock.
For a stock truck used as a driver I recommend staying with a 545rfe trans. The 46rh trans IMO isn't needed for average builds.
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Old 10-27-2018, 03:18 PM   #9
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Yep, if you just want a stock truck then I wouldn’t really consider a 46re swap. You’ll have to deal with some custom setup to retain a “drive” gear function or convert to a fully manual valvebody with a shifter you use all the time. Plus the gear ratios are worse in the 46re so you’ll be losing acceleration. If you have extra power or plan to regear the rear end then it’s not that big of a deal. I would just consider buying a used trans for a couple hundred bucks and using that till it dies. Seems like most people get into more trouble once they start getting rebuilt 545rfe’s. Sometimes they work, sometimes they get a few thousand miles before they crap out again
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Old 10-28-2018, 01:38 AM   #10
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Seems like most people get into more trouble once they start getting rebuilt 545rfe’s. Sometimes they work, sometimes they get a few thousand miles before they crap out again
I agree. Mine lasted 2.5 years and started acting up. Even from the start it shifted different then stock and not in a better way.
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