The 48RE Dodge Diesel 4wd transmissions are known for having repeated issues with cracking the overdrive housing. Their transfer cases, mated to the overdrive housing, weigh about 80 lbs but have absolutely nothing in place to support them. This new transfer case support solves this issue.
A special designed steel bracket installs in place of the lower two bolts (longer bolts supplied), and includes the common GM universal mount.
With the constant twisting and flexing of the tail housing, it is not uncommon to see constant leaks from the tail housing where it meets the transfer case. This constant torsional flexing and fatigue will cause the repeated fluid leaks and damaged housings.
This fits like Dodge intended for this to be here. The factory skid plate actually has existing holes drilled already. This kit also includes a machined steel spacer/washer (fits below the skid plate) with a tapered groove to clear the OEM stamping.
If you have a cracked or damaged overdrive housing after replacing it, this is the solution to prevent this problem from bearing its ugly head in the future. . This is an ideal product for customers that make 450HP and higher or customers that tow/haul consistently.
This can be installed even if you do not have the factory skid plate buy using the following parts below available from Chrysler.
- Prevents cracking of the overdrive tail housing
- Quick installation, a few minutes and your done
- Fits between transfer case and existing skid plate
- Uses a very popular universal GM RWD mount (included)
- All necessary hardware is included