SSR Pit Crew
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Picayune, MS
2005 Two Tone Jet Black&Chrome Auto
Before it would only "chirp"but now............
I had Greg at Phoenix rebuild my transmission and install a 3000rpm STALL TORQUE CONVERTER. They installed a Master rebuild kit with all the clutches, steel rings, and gaskets and a heavy duty torque converter, also upgraded the transmission for the 150 extra horsepower incase I decide to install a MagnaCharger later.
I may not need that blower, before the truck would only chirp the tires from a standing start and then "ho hum" acceleration after that. NOW standing start, transmission in 3, remove foot from brake and punch it, 50 plus feet of twin black marks and sets you back in the seat to 60 mph!
I drove the truck 600 miles yesterday and could not be happier. The truck handled so much quicker in the Dallas/Fort Worth freeway traffic. It is like driving a different truck.
I bought an '04, loved the truck, but it was a cruiser, I traded for a '05, loved the truck but it was a cruiser, NOW it is what I wanted when I bought the truck.
When I talked to Greg I told him what I wanted, "Not going to the track but I want to lay rubber and impress the boys down at the service station". Boy did he give me what I asked for!
A sidelight, the truck has 68000 miles, driven for pleasure, punched once in a while but not driven aggressively, had the Corvette Servo, filter, fluid change at 30,000 miles. Greg told me that he did not think the truck would have made it back to Mississippi in the condition the transmission was in, that we would have been setting on the side of the road waiting for a flatbed. All the bands and drums were severely worn and the snap ring that holds the bellows was loose and the bellows was floating.
Thank you Greg!
One word description "WOW"!
It is not easy being a Hyper Old Person.