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Abe Froman
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So I just ordered a deep tranny pan for my auto tranny.

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/dcc-4007886ab

The stock pan from what I could measure is about 1.25" deep. I will measure the new pan when I get it along with dimensions of how far it drops the filter into the pan along with dimensions of how far it hangs above the UCF ultra high belly up pan. Hope this will help someone make the decision. Oh yea this is to get ready for Moab next weekend.
 

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Abe Froman
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The new pan is 2 3/8" deep and the adapter piece to drop it farther in the pan is 1" thick. It says that it will add a quart of fluid, but I am thinking it will add more than that. I just need to do some volume calculations a little later.
 

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I put one on a Corvette I had. It also had cooling tubes that ran thru it. Does yours have the cooling tubes. More fluid is always better IMHO!
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I've had one for about a year now. . . . In my closet, haven't put it in yet. Its a rock ready. I plan to put a temperature sending unit in it to see what kinda temps the fluid is running. . . . Eventually!!
 

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No cooling tubes in it. I will take pictures of them both when I install it this weekend. Temp gauge sounds really good. I wonder if I can find everything locally to do that? I could put it right in the drain plug later too?
 

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I'll tell ya, after driving and towing with my Silverado with a trans. temp gauge, I swear I won't ever own another auto without one..Makes me wonder how hot all my TH350's used to run.
 

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No cooling tubes in it. I will take pictures of them both when I install it this weekend. Temp gauge sounds really good. I wonder if I can find everything locally to do that? I could put it right in the drain plug later too?
I've got a 'Rock Ready' pan on my 97 - looks identical to the Mopar pan you have ordered from summit.

I decided a temp sender in the drain plug would hang down too low.
Then ruled out mounting on the RHS - too close to the exhaust.
No good on the LHS - too close to the front driveshaft.
Ended up mounting the temp sender on the front face, higher up than the drain plug.

tranny pan 2.JPG

Then got one of these gauges from Autometer - put a green LED in it for good measure :D

autometer trans temp.jpg
 

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I've got a 'Rock Ready' pan on my 97 - looks identical to the Mopar pan you have ordered from summit.

I decided a temp sender in the drain plug would hang down too low.
Then ruled out mounting on the RHS - too close to the exhaust.
No good on the LHS - too close to the front driveshaft.
Ended up mounting the temp sender on the front face, higher up than the drain plug.

Then got one of these gauges from Autometer - put a green LED in it for good measure :D
Did you notice a difference in shifting? And what temp does it usually hang around?
 

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Did you notice a difference in shifting? And what temp does it usually hang around?
No difference in shifting - mine has always been silky smooth.

Temps were a real revelation - usually hover between 150 - 180.
Had it over 210/220 a few times on very long days doing constant 60/65 on the highway in 100 degree heat.
And had it off the scale one time doing a long 30 mile run up a soft beach with back-tracking etc.
But it's amazing how much the trans temp can fluctuate and how quickly the temp will come down if you adjust your driving.
Engine temp doesn't move a hair and the tranny temp is up and down.
 

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Well the new pan is in and there is about 1/8" between the tranny pan and my Ultra High UCF belly pan. I will post some pictures tomorrow. I plan on putting a skid that goes from the front of the belly pan all the way forward so I will not need to worry about it hanging down.
 

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I know this thread is old but I'm looking into the same MOPAR pan with that same autometer gauge Wesboy showed. Does that trans oil pan fit the 32RH properly? When I click the link it says its for the Torqueflite A-904 and Torqueflite A-999 but nothing about the 32RH. Also if you did get a gauge, did you screw it into the drain plug spot?

Thanks
 
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