So this week my brother and I loaded his 2012 dually up on the gooseneck, and I hauled it to Revmax to have a signature 700 installed. The trans was pre-ordered a few weeks ago and was ready for us when we got there. We arrived at the install shop about 20 minutes away from Remax’s facility and the guys at the install shop made quick work of pulling his stock trans and getting the new one in. We went to grab some food while they where installing his signature 700 and when we got back it was done. The owner of the install shop come out scan tool in hand and told us that the new trans had a bad/faulty solenoid pack. As soon as he told us this, Tom from Revmax called and told us he had a new solenoid pack heading over and apologized about the bad one. Still not sure why is was bad, but this is the exact reason we hauled his truck down to Revmax was because if something happened; we were there to make it right. We went to get a hotel for the evening and get some dinner and planned to watch them install the solenoid pack in the morning.
The next morning we arrived at the install shop just before 8 and his truck was still sitting outside. We thought it would be a while for them to install the new solenoid pack. WRONG, the install shop owner had come in a little early and had already installed the solenoid pack, checked line pressures with the scan tool, drove the truck around the block a few times to make sure everything was shifting fine. We were ready to go!
We stopped and got a dozen doughnuts and drove over to Revmax’s shop and watched the guys tear down my brothers stock 68. As suspected the overdrive clutches were shot. It was a real treat to watch them tear the trans apart! There were two other transmission’s being tore down while we watched a guy tear down my brothers old 68 rfe. The table in front of (and facing) us had 6r140 torqshift being torn apart, and the table behind us; the Allison 1000 was being torn apart. It was awesome for us to see the inside of all three transmission’s offered in today’s trucks. The internals of the Allison are much larger than the 68 rfe, and the torqshift internals are larger than the Allison! That torqshift is a MONSTER!
I have to say a huge thanks to Tom at Revmax for everything. He was very helpful with all the questions we had before buying the transmission, showed us his facility, explained A LOT of things, answered a lot of questions, showed us the drag truck, and as you read above, had one of his guys tear down my brothers stock 68 in front of us. We thanked Tom for everything loaded the truck back up and came home.
My older brother is still breaking in the new 700, but so far it feels amazing! Very pleased with Tom and Revmax. I will try to update this thread as the trans get’s broke in and my brother start’s towing with it again. If anyone will put that 700 through it’s paces, it is my older brother!
Phil/Anarchy Diesel – Your tow tune is UNREAL! I am guessing I had 16-17K behind my mega with the trailer and the dually sitting on it. Anyone familiar with I-77 coming from NC to VA knows there is long hard pull coming North on I-77 known as Fancy Gap. It is 5-6 miles long I am guessing and 6% grade. I pulled that mountain at 74 MPH with my foot on the floor, EGT’s at 980-1000 degrees, 30-34 psi of boost, trans and coolant temps never moved a bit! I have the 3.42 in my truck to. What a beast this thing is! Long post, thanks for reading.