When you buy a heavy duty transmission for your truck, there are some important decisions to make. Whether you’re going to buy an E40D transmission or any other heavy-duty transmission on the market, you need to choose a few specifications to ensure it can meet the needs of the vehicle it is going into.
There are a few specifications that you need to identify before you get too involved in the purchase. First, identify whether you need a 4WD or a 2WD. This requires knowing more about the vehicle it is going into. You can then choose a few options when it comes to the converter, such as whether it needs a billet torque converter or not. The model year of the vehicle will also need to be taken into consideration. Most transmissions are built to fit a range of years, so you will have a few options to choose from.
When you get a transmission, you have to look at what you’re doing with the old one. Most suppliers will have a core charge when you buy a transmission from them. However, if you send a core, the fee will be waived. If you decide to pay the charge for the core and, then, send in a core once you’re done making the swap, your charge is usually refundable. You can, also, choose to pay the core charge and keep both.
It’s also important to look at what’s being included with the transmission when you buy it. You should be provided with the core as well as the different gaskets, valve bodies, and solenoids. If you have to buy these separately, it can end up costing you more to make the replacement.
In the end, buying a new transmission is a major purchase. Be sure you know what you’re getting to ensure it will work inside of your vehicle.