68RFE "Cherry Bomb"

Next Gen Diesel

DIY'ers, your time is now!

Install difficulty: 3

Install time (less R&R) :10 minutes

There are two types of customers that most transmission components are made for. One, is the person who has zero interest in touching their transmission. These are the folks who buy complete and ready-to-install units. The other, is the transmission journeyman who fears no performance build. These are those who purchase our rebuild kits. However, there's a third type of customer that is often left in the dust. This is the person who's no transmission master-tech, but certainly knows how to turn a wrench and isn't afraid to make it happen. Until now, the performance diesel transmission market hasn't provided for you.

This is why we created the cherry bomb. The cherry bomb will do 3 critical things:

- Save money
- Save time
- Build your transmission yourself, easily.

So let's explain. In the 68RFE, when you remove the transmission from the truck, and sit it on the bench, you slide the torque converter off and you have a pump cover that simply pops out. Behind that, is a pump that is held on by 6 bolts. You simply unbolt those bolts, and the pump comes right off, just like a transmission pan. Now, you grab the input shaft, and everything from the input shaft, to the end of the underdrive hub comes out as one giant assembly. Overwhelmingly, this is where nearly all internal failures of the 68RFE occur. This is the home to overdrive, underdrive, reverse, and MANY other failure points.

From the time you set your transmission on the bench with the pan removed, this point takes less than 5 minutes to get to, and is EXTREMELY easy.

This "giant assembly" is what we have, known as the Cherry Bomb. We manufacture this assembly, 100% pre-lubricated, bushings installed, bearings in place, clearances checked, frictions oiled, and ready to install. You do not have to do a SINGLE thing to the product, other than unwrap it, and simply insert it in place of the original assembly. No lining anything up, no lubricating, no checking clearances, nothing. Simply pull the old assembly out, and place the new one in. It is truly that simple. Now, you bolt the 6 pump bolts back on at 20ft.lbs., pop the pump cover back into place, put your converter back on, and reinstall the unit.

This installation takes an average of 10 minutes and is incredibly easy, along with highly comprehensive easy-to-follow instructions.

We offer Cherry Bombs that are capable of holding everything from 450HP, to 1,000HP+ with proper supporting modifications such as the valve body and pump. The configurations we offer are listed below.

Stage 1 - 450HP

- Raybestos "GPZ" Style Underdrive and Overdrive Stackup
- Modified OD/UD Reaction Plate Retainer
- Bonded Overdrive Apply Piston
- Bonded Underdrive Apply Piston

Stage 2 - 550HP

- Sonnax Smart-Tech Drum
- Modified OD/UD Reaction Plate
- Anodized Outer Overdrive/Reverse Housing
- Bonded Overdrive Apply Piston
- Bonded Underdrive Apply Piston
- Bolt-On Input Clutch Retainer Brace

Stage 3 - 700HP

- 300M Billet Input Shaft
- Sonnax Smart-Tech Drum
- Modified OD/UD Reaction Plate
- Anodized Outer Overdrive/Reverse Housing
- Bonded Overdrive Apply Piston
- Bonded Underdrive Apply Piston
- Bolt-On Input Clutch Retainer Brace

Stage 4 - 850HP

- 300M Billet Input Shaft
- Billet "Stinger" Style Drum
- Billet Input Clutch Retainer
- Bonded Overdrive Apply Piston
- Bonded Underdrive Apply Piston
- Double-Sided Clutch Stackup
- Modified OD/UD Reaction Plate

Stage 5 - 1,000HP

- Maraging Steel Billet Input Shaft
- Billet Input Clutch Hub
- Billet "Stinger" Style Drum

- Billet Input Clutch Retainer
- Bonded Overdrive Apply Piston
- Bonded Underdrive Apply Piston
- Double-Sided Clutch Stackup
- Modified OD/UD Reaction Plate



A $500 core charge is in place for your original assembly after purchase, due to the DIY nature of the Cherry Bomb, we cannot offer a warranty with this product, however we can guarantee it to be shipped 100% free of any and all potential defects.

At this time, all cherry bombs are built to order, hence please permit a few weeks for shipping! If you need your's sooner, please call us so that we can expedite your order.