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Greg
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Race trucks have high maintainance cost associated with keeping them running. High performance street trucks have most likely even higher costs as they get driven more and beat on often. The truth is that the transmissins all need to get freshened up ever few years. My built 46rh is still going strong but it will eventually need a overhual as will any transmission.
 
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Tom
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Understand and your freshen up will cost 1/5th if one of these things. We can buy this trans from ATS and never be able to rebuild it like he does.
 

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Mark G Senior Member
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well you know the old saying you have to pay to play... And you never know overtime eventually the transmission may become cheaper.......... I doubt it.
 

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Stu
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Hey, can you guys please post up anything that has to do with the ATS transmission and Copilot on the ATS trans thread. Clint and his team does read what's on there. :thumb:

Thanks, Stu

PS. This is my 545rfe trans mods thread. Not the ATS talk show... :doh::bottom: :D
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Tom
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I would think that these accumulators aren't as much of an issue as other things. As these tend to blow the plate right off valve body makes me think sealing of these doesn't seem to be an issue. Extra seals aren't a bad thing but are they really worth it. With these and all the other mods in VB required why not buy the whole thing. I see this is a repair for a possibly damaged bore not really a weak link fix. I think ATS puts this in their valve body or something similar after they cross hatch the bore.
 

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Stu
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It was time to do a filter & fluid change on the 03. Very pleased with what I have found. The filters and fluid haven't been changed since Dec 2017, before the truck started doing it's fastest runs yet at full weight. The trans fluild looked so good, didn't even change it out. Just topped it off with new trans fluid.
This is the modded Sharadon trans with the Smart Tech OD hub and the increased line pressure spring in the trans fluid pump. This is the same trans that did a 12.7/12.8 @ 105 to109mph at PBIR and Orlando Speed World. Did a 12.6 at Gainesville raceway with a throttle body shut down at the 1000' mark. It also did several boost test hits as well. The 03 was in full street trim with 22" SRT10 wheels at the weight of 5752lbs. Never changed the filters or trans fluid after putting the 03 back to stock. Just left the modded sharadon trans in it with the oem tc. Been driving it daily back and forth to work with various trips.
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PS. Never do a wot overdrive to 2nd prime down shift. That's what destroys the od clutches in this trans.
 

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John
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It was time to do a filter & fluid change on the 03. Very pleased with what I have found. The filters and fluid haven't been changed since Dec 2017, before the truck started doing it's fastest runs yet at full weight. The trans fluild looked so good, didn't even change it out. Just topped it off with new trans fluid.
This is the modded Sharadon trans with the Smart Tech OD hub and the increased line pressure spring in the trans fluid pump. This is the same trans that did a 12.7/12.8 @ 105 to109mph at PBIR and Orlando Speed World. Did a 12.6 at Gainesville raceway with a throttle body shut down at the 1000' mark. It also did several boost test hits as well. The 03 was in full street trim with 22" SRT10 wheels at the weight of 5752lbs. Never changed the filters or trans fluid after putting the 03 back to stock. Just left the modded sharadon trans in it with the oem tc. Been driving it daily back and forth to work with various trips. View attachment 50461

PS. Never do a wot overdrive to 2nd prime down shift. That's what destroys the od clutches in this trans.
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Stu
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Planning on pulling the modded Sharadon trans out of the 03 in the future. Will tear it down for a full clutch inspection. That will show if the Sonnax Smart Tech hub and higher pump pressure spring in trans pump is working or not. I have the stock trans that came out of the 05. Planning on doing a trans inspection, rebuild and install the Smart Tech hub in the 05 545rfe trans as well. Will be putting the rebuilt 05 trans in the 03. The modded Sharadon 545rfe trans will be a back-up trans for the 05.
 
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