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Old July 14th, 2013, 03:02 PM   #1
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5R55S Trans Pan & Dipstick Kit


The front seal is leaking on my trans so I figured while its out I might as well install an aftermarket alum pan and dipstick tube kit. I have my eye on the PA kit that Summit sells for $356. Anyone using this kit now? Pros / Cons? It's supposed to hold 4 extra quarts of fluid which is good of course but also looks like it might hang down a lot lower than stock, has anyone had issues with that? My car is not lowered but I'm not so sure that having the trans pan be the lowest part hanging down is a very good idea. If nothing else they also have a Trick Flow kit that only increases the fluid by 2 quarts and therefore shouldn't be as deep.
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It hangs down pretty low. I was lowered then and took the pic at an angle but you can see I already had some raspberries on my headers. With the trans pan just a bit lower than that I did smack it a few times. No big deal though, the cooling fins got a little scuffed on the leading edge. You shouldn't worry about the integrety of the actual pan unless you pretty much rip it off the trans. The car is back to stock ride height and the pan is sitting on the shelf after my tranny swap. I was going to put it back in but I threw out the filter. Which, by the way, I would suggest getting a new longer filter to reach down into the bottom of your now deeper pan. Even though in theory the stock filter should be OK because your fluid level should be where it was in the relationship of the pick up, I just figured that there would be more sloshing around with the bigger pan and wanted to make sure my pick up was located as deep so as to not risk starving the pump of any fluid. And the actual dipstick is kinda vague on where you should be looking to see if it is full. I just made a mental note of where it was when I filled the trans and made sure it was around that mark when I checked it. I did have to reseal the dipstick tube connection at the pan but that was more an installation issue than a manufacturer issue. I had the dipstick come up by my battery.

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Thanks Boss, I thought you had that kit.
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I had that same setup. hangs down way too low. Hits every speed bump and broke several trans mounts which on two occasions made the car un drivable due to the driveshaft and shift linkage jammed up against the floor. My advice is don't do it....but hey, if you really want one, I'll sell you my old setup CHEAP!
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I have the same set up PA27455KT and since I am at factory height and have never seen a speed bump where I drive so I am not worried. I don't recommend it if you are lowered or plan to lower. Every shop I have been to comment how low it is. I also recommend the longer filter set up.

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Call them for the application of the deep pan you choose.

I glued the magnet to the bottom of the pan about where stock was as that is where you have the most flow coverage, I let it cure 2 days before I did the install.

The extended filter should be added to the pan package from the vendor and I don't see why it is not unless the vendor could not get a good enough deal.

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