Stayin’ Alive

February 15th, 2010

Increasing the Performance and Life of Your Transmission

leadYour truck’s transmission is often neglected until that moment when you hit 5,000 RPM, while topping out at 30 MPH when the gears go out and the only fix is dropping down a credit card to have it rebuilt or replaced with a new unit. It is usually the last item on your list for regular maintenance. There are a few tricks you can do to help prolong the life of your transmission and help it better perform its job of transferring power to the rear tires. Transmissions work especially harder when using your truck to tow, go off-roading, or in our case, increase horsepower put out by the motor with a Magnuson supercharger.

Increasing the Performance and Life of Your Transmission

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Your truck’s transmission is often neglected until that moment when you hit 5,000 RPM, while topping out at 30 MPH when the gears go out and the only fix is dropping down a credit card to have it rebuilt or replaced with a new unit. It is usually the last item on your list for regular maintenance. There are a few tricks you can do to help prolong the life of your transmission and help it better perform its job of transferring power to the rear tires. Transmissions work especially harder when using your truck to tow, go off-roading, or in our case, increase horsepower put out by the motor with a Magnuson supercharger.

lead2The key to gaining performance and the life of your transmission is the same as any other maintenance-related part on your truck. Keep it cool and fully lubricated. Installing a deep sump pan, such as those from PML Inc., will not only cool the fluid but also provide room for an extra 2 quarts. PML’s transmission pans are sand-cast aluminum with heat sink fins molded in for extra cooling, and they look pretty cool, too! Topping the system off with Royal Purple’s MaxATF synthetic transmission fluid will also help keep the temperatures down and increase lubrication. The synthetic fluid also provides smooth and consistent shifting for the ultimate driving experience and can last longer than other fluids. We headed over to our local AAMCO Transmission shop in Garden Grove, California, for the new pan to be installed and get our regular transmission service, this time using Royal Purple MaxATF.

Sources
AAMCO Transmissions of Garden Grove
714.373.5708
www.aamco.com (http://www NULL.aamco NULL.com/)

PML Inc.
310.671.4345
www.yourcovers.com (http://www NULL.yourcovers NULL.com/)

Royal Purple Inc.
888.382.6300
www.royalpurple.com (http://www NULL.royalpurple NULL.com/)

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