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Transmission Shop Discuss the Allison OEM, aftermarket, and the ZF-6.

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post #11 of 46 (permalink) Old 04-26-2019, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
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Currently the truck is bone stock. Plans are for this to be a nice reliable hauler for moving equipment and an enclosed trailer for my cars. In the near future I’ll do a lift pump, for down tube and 4” exhaust, cold air intake and replace the restrictive inlet to the turbo. I’m also planning on a bigger radiator for safe assurance as well as a PPE trans cooler and Pan. Last but not least I’m going with a PPE tuner for towing and economy.
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So your saying that they should pay for my labor for their transmission to go in? Doesn’t make sense to me! Love all the nay sayers! I don’t see you guys building transmissions! Lol
I've built 3 Allisons, how many have you built? Built as in, tear the case apart and replace all clutches, steels & internals with my own hands and then reassemble...

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So your saying that they should pay for my labor for their transmission to go in? Doesn’t make sense to me! Love all the nay sayers! I don’t see you guys building transmissions! Lol
They are saying if it had an issue, you have to pay them to fix it. They only cover parts. So basically they are putting cheap rebuild kits in it, making huge promises, so when you smoke it they charge you another 1500 to rebuild it again. Any good tranny shop would include labor in the warranty to do this. That's why everyone says you got took.
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It costs me more to build one than he charged you.
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Well as far as A1000 goes I’ve never had onebapart. Literally just got the truck. Give me a manual and the tools to do it and I’d do it! I’m not afraid to get my hands dirty! Went to school for auto and Diesel and went through 500/600 series Allisons there as well as light duty automaticsstandard trans as well.

My buddy at GM says I spent my money right! I think I’d trust him!

If I got took then the shop most likely wouldn’t bother with a warranty at all! I think you guys just love high dollar big name stuff! I guess we’ll see!
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It costs me more to build one than he charged you. 🏻
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The three I built were with friends who wanted to do it on a budget. When it came time for mine, Mike L was the only choice for me. He shipped one to Boise and my mechanic installed it. I paid $5,500 for a Mike L 6-speed and it was the best money I ever spent on my truck...

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Currently the truck is bone stock. Plans are for this to be a nice reliable hauler for moving equipment and an enclosed trailer for my cars. In the near future Ill do a lift pump, for down tube and 4 exhaust, cold air intake and replace the restrictive inlet to the turbo. Im also planning on a bigger radiator for safe assurance as well as a PPE trans cooler and Pan. Last but not least Im going with a PPE tuner for towing and economy.
FWIW, if you want a "reliable hauler"... leave it stock!
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The three I built were with friends who wanted to do it on a budget. When it came time for mine, Mike L was the only choice for me. He shipped one to Boise and my mechanic installed it. I paid $5,500 for a Mike L 6-speed and it was the best money I ever spent on my truck...

Thanks again Mike!
No idea who Mike L is but I’m glad it works well!
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Currently the truck is bone stock. Plans are for this to be a nice reliable hauler for moving equipment and an enclosed trailer for my cars. In the near future I’ll do a lift pump, for down tube and 4” exhaust, cold air intake and replace the restrictive inlet to the turbo. I’m also planning on a bigger radiator for safe assurance as well as a PPE trans cooler and Pan. Last but not least I’m going with a PPE tuner for towing and economy.
FWIW, if you want a "reliable hauler"... leave it stock!
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I have an 04.5’ with the LLY which has inherent cooling issues. I’d like to not have the issues in the future if at all possible. The mods I’ve described above should help it not hurt it. I’m not looking to race it or make massive power.
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