42RE vs 46RE????

Discussion in 'Dodge 4x4' started by Madd Ramm, Jan 8, 2004.

  1. Madd Ramm

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    Hey guys, I ain't a tranny dude so I got a serious question.



    I might be able to procure a 42RE behind a 318 out of a '93 Jeep Grand Cherokee for under $100. What is the difference between the 42RE and the 46RE? I know with the 46 vs 47 it is a matter of better parts. Everything else on the outside is the same. Would this be true of the 42...just a really doped down 46RE?



    If that is the case....I could use it as a spare tranny and beef the living hell out of it to make it into a 46 for the Ram or put it into my XJ behind my spare 318!!! :naughty:
     

  2. Mr Joe

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    The 42RE is lighter duty than the wimpy 46RE..... :baby:
     

  3. WMIF

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    http://dodgeram.org/tech/transmission/4xre.htm
     
  4. v10sport

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    At least the the 42 has a better 1st gear ratio.
     
  5. Mr Joe

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    I'm pretty sure you will find that the cases are different... :baby:
     
  6. Madd Ramm

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    Thanks guys! I also asked a tranny friend and he said they would both bolt up, but like you guys said, it is physically smaller. It can't fit the other stuff in it that the 46RE+ have. Though it won't work as a spare for the Ram, I can use it in my XJ project.



    I just hope I can get it before someone else does. :bluecry:
     
  7. wickedakota

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    Yes it will bolt up. They use the 42re behind 4.0L I6's in Jeeps, and behind the 3.9L V6 (318 minus 2 cylinders) in the Dakota.
     
  8. 4wDakota

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    Are you sure its a 42RE and not a 44RE. I didn't think they put a 42RE behind the 318, I thought they always used the 44RE :poke:
     
  9. Madd Ramm

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    I don't know to be honest. It is just a Grand Cherokee with 5.2L and an auto.....



    I was going to go pull it today...but dangit, it snowed. 76* like 4 days ago and now in the 20s with snow. :wall:
     
  10. Spawn_X

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    i think you mean 44re.. my dakota has that, so does my buddy's grand cherokke with a 5.2
     
  11. Madd Ramm

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    Well, if it is a little bit stronger the praise be to God! I just wish I knew if it was still there.... :wall: