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Old 01-31-2006
v8440 v8440 is offline
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Default G56 in retrospect

Now that the G56 has been out a while, how have they been holding up? I remember when they first came out, there were some pretty dire predictions about them, based partly on the fact that they have an aluminum case. My new '06 (for sale!) has one, and I love it. It shifts really easily, and seems to be a good transmission overall. How have others' experiences been with the G56?
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Default Re: G56 in retrospect

I have 12k on mine and no issues yet. Seems to shift smoother the more mile I put on it.
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Default Re: G56 in retrospect

That's good to hear. If mine gets much easier to shift, it'll start shifting itself.
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1998 quadcab 5 spd 12v 2wd dually, SB 3250 dd sintered iron clutch, no plate, CPP 7 x 10 injectors, htb2 64-13 turbo, 4" exhaust, detroit locker, wastegate set at 50psi, internally stock and original motor, has run 14.67 at 98 mph granny shifting, dynoed at 450/920 on VERY stingy dyno in 4th gear.

2009 rcsb 2wd hemi truck, runs 13's stone stock
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Default Re: G56 in retrospect

Same here. Shifts smoother the more miles I put on. Always notchy in the morning when cold. Goes away once warm. Use to be notchy in second no matter what. Went away after a few long trips. Have 15,000 miles so far.

v8440, why are you selling your "06" if you love it?
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Because I bought it to pay people to drive hauling fema trailers. Not 4 days after that, the bottom dropped out of what they're paying us to haul them. Best I've seen recently is $1.30 a loaded mile. I'm not gonna depreciate a new truck with that BS when I have a perfectly good '98 with a bunch of miles already on it. In fact, right now I'm not even inclined to drive the '98 for that. With the cost of insuring the new truck on a commercial policy, and the fact that I have a yard full of vehicles that run, another expensive one is the last thing I need. I doubt the prices they're paying to get these trailers hauled is gonna increase anytime soon. As long as they can get people to haul them for next to nothing, they will. Hence, the truck is for sale.
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2009 rcsb 2wd hemi truck, runs 13's stone stock
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Default Re: G56 in retrospect

I back up Steeldog. Mine is very notchy going into 2nd gear when cold. Many times I have to take off in 3rd if it's below 30 degrees. The dealer assured me that this would go away as it gets broke in. I still wish mine had the NV5600. The 2 that I drove were both much smoother.

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