View Poll Results: Which is your favorite tow vehicle transmission?
Chev AT 110 48.03%
Chev Stick 2 0.87%
Dodge AT 27 11.79%
Dodge Stick 11 4.80%
Ford AT 66 28.82%
Ford Stick 13 5.68%
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Old 06-18-2007, 12:22 PM   #15
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Yeah-we need to add Allsion to the list.
GM does sell 2 different HD trannies, makes sense to differentiate.
Put me down for 1 Allie...

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Old 06-18-2007, 06:38 PM   #16
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Go Allison!!
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Old 06-18-2007, 10:39 PM   #17
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Old 06-19-2007, 12:44 AM   #18
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Love the Cummins but not crazy about the Dodge Trans. Have 120K so far and have had no trouble from the trans. (15,600 actual AS towing miles in 2006) I have the trans serviced and adjusted every 40K and so far, nothing but good reports on the insides. Just from stories from other Dodge owners, the trans is the worry that enters my mind at the times I'm thinking that its about time for something to go wrong. My fingers are still crossed on this one. I plan on replacing it with an ATS if it ever quits.

The 12v Cummins still purrs like a kitten and really stretches that diesel dollar, so I plan on keeping it as long as I can. The only maintenance I've had on the Cummins was a starter replacement and a valve adjustment since 1997, so its been relatively maintenance free (and its still fun to drive!)

So, not my favorite transmission, but the Cummins is my favorite powerplant.
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Old 06-19-2007, 01:43 AM   #19
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True Poll?

Hi, is this a true poll on transmissions or would it be vertually the same if the same people told what they have in their tow vehicle? Although the transmission in my Navigator seems very strong I would still vote, as the two best ever transmissions are, the GM Turbo 400 and the Ford C-6. The Allison is a great transmission, but as I said in another post, "Don't think for a minute that the Allison is amune to problems and failures." Acrossed the street from the Ford dealer that I work at is a Chevrolet dealer that has a separate building for Allison transmissions. They handle all Allisons from all over and on any day you can see piles of Allisons lined up for repairs. All mechanical things are subject to failure.
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Old 06-21-2007, 07:39 AM   #20
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Hi, is this a true poll on transmissions or would it be vertually the same if the same people told what they have in their tow vehicle? Although the transmission in my Navigator seems very strong I would still vote, as the two best ever transmissions are, the GM Turbo 400 and the Ford C-6. The Allison is a great transmission, but as I said in another post, "Don't think for a minute that the Allison is amune to problems and failures." Acrossed the street from the Ford dealer that I work at is a Chevrolet dealer that has a separate building for Allison transmissions. They handle all Allisons from all over and on any day you can see piles of Allisons lined up for repairs. All mechanical things are subject to failure.
Bob,

Good point about what fails. I have an NV4500, like the super low and overdrive, like the duribility. It is a 5 speed and needs to be a 6 speed.
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Old 09-30-2007, 03:10 PM   #21
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Hi, how can you tell which trany is in your Suburban? Mine is a 2500 HD.

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Old 10-01-2007, 03:00 PM   #22
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need to update I now pull with a 2006 dodge cummins megacab 6 speed straight shift. Between the increased horsepower of the 2006 and the extra gear it is a much nicer ride. Most of the tow vehicle break downs I have seen have been related to transmissions. When pulling up or down long hard grades transmission over heating is a concern. Most manufactures will not stand behind their warrenty if you have an exhaust brake on your diesel with an automatic transmission. When going up or down I can choose the gear that suits the situation the best and monitor the engine by looking at the exhaust tempertures. It works for me.
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