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I didn't know i can go full automatic. I thought my only option was manually shifting. I think i prefer automatic.Are you going to use a manual valve body? If so all you'll need is two switches. One for lockup and the other for OD. If you are using a auto shifting valve body then a stand alone TCM and TV cable is needed.
If i end up going with the swap i definitely dont want any shifting issues. Its pretty much the main reason ive thought of getting rid of the truck now. I think ill stick with the manual shifting. Sounds like what ime looking for.I first went full auto vb. But soon changed to manually shifting. I used pressure switches to control shifts and switches for OD & LU. When using the auto vb you need a TV cable to control clutch pressure when auto shifting. The problem is the pressure switches are determined by speed alone with no input from the throttle. So mostly you find you are in the wrong gear and have manually shift anyway. With alot of R&D I believe you could retro fit a early primitive TCM from say a 96' ram and make it work as well as it did in 96'. But IMO hardly worth the effort. I think you will find using a manual vb and using 2nd & 3rd is a lot of fun and no inconvenient in any way.
Once i get my boost issue figured out ill start working on making this happen.
Thanks for the link. I still plan on having the swap done but life got in the way again and had to push this back. Ill keep that site in mind for when im ready.When my 46re kicked the bucket I almost had it rebuilt at my shop but actually ended up ordering a remnaufactured transmission from these guys, https://reman-transmission.com/transmission-codes/?code=46RE, and had my friend over at smoky mountain diesel add some goodies too it. Ended up way cheaper than what some other shops quoted me...