PowerTech™ 68RFE Transmission w/ Torque Converter (800HP)

Next Gen Drivetrain, Inc.

Introduction:

     This is the PowerTech™ series of our 68RFE transmission lineup. The 68RFE is easily one of the most problematic and untrustworthy transmissions that currently plagues the diesel truck world. It is a promising source of overdrive failure, broken input shafts and crossleaking valve bodies to say the very least. We even did a full-length technical publication on the 68RFE, it’s problems and it’s solutions. You can read more here:

>>> Transmissions 101: 68RFE Transmission • Problems & Solutions

     Fortunately, we have gone back to the drawing board in the interest of creating a product where the priorities of longevity, power capability and usability were all the largest priorities. The result was our exciting and responsive PowerTech™ 68RFE Transmission and transmission.

Note: This is a complete transmission, not a rebuild kit. If you would like to build this transmission at home yourself, or have a transmission shop that you’d like to have build your transmission, you can use our rebuild kit version of this transmission. You can see the PowerTech™ 68RFE Rebuild Kit here:

>>> PowerTech™ 68RFE w/ Torque Converter (Rebuild Kit - 800HP)

 
Why Choose a PowerTech™ Series Transmission?

     Have added power? Enjoy putting it to the floor, but want a reliable daily-driver too? For decades, you’ve had to choose. With the advent of the Next Gen Drivetrain PowerTech™ Series transmissions, this is easily achievable with a 100% bolt-in package. Next Gen Drivetrain PowerTech™ Series products are designed to combine the reliability and longevity of EconoMax™ and Xtreme Tow™ series products, with the play-factor of Project Carbon™ series products. These transmissions will feature robustly upgraded pumps, valve bodies, torque converters and friction materials whilst also consisting of a complete and total remanufacturing in excess of all OEM specifications. PowerTech™ Series transmissions shift quickly and crisply, operate at comfortably low temperatures and are designed to optimize for longevity, performance, power delivery and direct OEM compatibility.

     You can find PowerTech™ Series transmissions in everything from tow-trucks, to weekend street builds, to hot-rods to daily driven vehicles who simply have power. Their blend of instant shifts, tight tolerances and tremendous reliability make them an attractive option for the demographic looking for an middle-upper level transmission with top shelf reliability. If that isn’t attractive enough, these transmissions feature a 2 year, unlimited mile warranty. If you’re looking to take advantage of Next Gen Drivetrain’s most coveted technology in a daily-drivable package, the PowerTech™ Series transmission is a beautiful and highly rewarding option.

Why Choose Next Gen Drivetrain, Inc.?

     Next Gen Drivetrain, Inc. is a Veteran Owned and Operated company in gorgeous San Diego, California that specializes in engineering, developing and manufacturing the height of automotive transmission technology. Unlike most transmission companies that simply buy often foreign-made parts from their supplier, rebuild a transmission and sell it to you at an upcharge, Next Gen Drivetrain, Inc. is not a transmission shop or simple transmission rebuilding facility. We are an engineering and manufacturing firm specializing in automotive transmission technology, ranging from exotic imports to muscle cars to diesel trucks. We’ve invented dozens and dozens of different unique transmission parts from nothing that are exclusive to Next Gen, not to mention developing over 100 different custom transmission and torque converter build sheets. We do not sell our popular inventions such as our Project Carbon valve body upgrade kits to other large transmission companies, making Next Gen products truly unique to Next Gen Drivetrain. Next Gen Drivetrain parts are proprietarily engineered in-house and manufactured right here in San Diego, California.

     Further, everything we develop is designed to be the highest quality and best functioning component first, with all other metrics secondary. For example, things made of Aluminum will often be Steel or Tungsten at Next Gen. Things that are cast at other companies will often be CNC Machined at Next Gen, and so on. When purchasing a Next Gen, you can be assured that you’ve chosen the most premium option available, far more than some basic updates and a colorful painted exterior. We highly encourage you to compare our build sheets to any similarly priced product by a so-called “competitors” as you will see Next Gen products have no true equivalent, featuring the most extensive set of deliverables at their respective costs. Best of all, we are always just a phone call away, and happy to discuss your personal needs at length to ensure you’ll love your new product. Procuring your transmission through Next Gen Drivetrain is truly boutique experience. Call in and speak to an expert today!

This unit is best for:

  • Daily Driving
  • Towing/Hot-Shotting
  • Stock to Moderate Power Increases
  • Long-Lasting Clutch Materials
  • Freeway Pulls/Boost Launches
  • Firm but Predictable Shifts

Our 10-Step Remanufacturing Process:

  1. The first step in our remanufacturing process is a complete and total disassembly and inspection of all internal components, including the torque converter, geartrain, hydraulics, clutches and/or electronics.

  2. All wear components, such as bushings, bearings, washers, gaskets, seals, O-Rings, clutches, steels and more, are thrown away regardless of their health or usability, even if brand new.

  3. An intense cleaning session using the highest quality cleaning agents available to modern manufacturing ensues, steam tanking and hand cleaning these parts for up to 8 hours.

  4. We begin our inspection of the few remaining core hard parts to ensure that they are 100% re-usable, unworn and undamaged. Should a core part (such as a case) be irreparably deficient or unusable, it is properly discarded and replaced with a brand new one.

  5. At this point, the assembly process begins. All components consistent with your build sheet are staged and the proper machining, assembly and calibration of the product begins.

  6. Upon completion of all assembly, applicable components are individually tested on their respective machinery to ensure proper function and integrity, specifically hydraulics and electronics.

  7. At this point, final assembly begins. All pre-assembled internal components are then completed within the case, tested and forwarded to quality assurance.

  8. Prior to leaving our facility, a separate team member then inspects the final product, ensuring that the product matched the build sheet, and finishing touches like sensors or pan bolts are retorqued to assure future success for our product.

  9. At this point, the completed transmission is crated, the logistics of delivering your product are coordinated, and the item will proceed to shipping to prepare for embark to it’s new home.

  10. Upon completion of the 9 previous steps, you will receive notification of the product’s completion, passage of our quality control measures, and tracking information once applicable!

PowerTech™ 68RFE Transmission Build Specifications:

  • Billet Lockup Apply Piston
  • Custom Clutch and Steel Stack-Ups w/ Added Clutches
  • Billet OD/Reverse Plate
  • Billet Turbine Hub
  • Billet CNC Machined Stator
  • Billet Torque Converter Cover 
  • Billet Triple Disk Lockup Mechanism
  • Custom 2nd Clutch Apply Piston
  • Molded Apply Piston Kit
  • Billet Input Clutch Retainer Brace
  • Billet Overdrive/Reverse Housing
  • Billet SFI Approved Flexplate
  • Billet 300M Input Shaft
  • Billet Steel Overdrive Hub
  • Billet Project Carbon™ Sprag Assembly
  • Billet Accumulator Piston Set
  • Recalibrated Accumulator Spring Set
  • Self Cleaning Low/Reverse Switch Valve
  • Precision Machining to SSV Bore
  • Steel Ground SSV
  • Bonded Steel Laser-Cut Separator Plate w/ Custom Oil Circuitry
  • Steel Accumulator Girdle
  • Extra Thick OD Snapring Update
  • Central Pump Gear Bushing
  • Billet Torque Converter Limit Valve Sleeve
  • Billet High-Flow Central Pump Gear
  • Recalibrated Pump Accumulator Piston Springs
  • 68% Added Friction Area in OD
  • 33% Added Friction Area in 2C
  • 33% Added Friction Area in 4C
  • High Energy Low/Reverse Clutches
  • High Energy Reverse Clutches
  • High Energy Underdrive Clutches
  • Extra Deep Transmission Pan
  • Bronze Bushings
  • OEM Torrington Roller Bearing Kit
  • (2) OEM Speed Sensors
  • OEM Pressure Transducer
  • OEM Solenoid Pack
  • OEM Paper/Rubber Gasket & Seal Kit
  • Billet Project Carbon™ Channel Plate
  • OEM Sump Filter
  • Billet Spin-On Filter Adapter
  • OEM Spin-On Filter

Conclusion:

     Despite it’s many shortcomings, the 68RFE does have the ability to succeed and prosper. We believe that our PowerTech™ 68RFE transmission is the best option available for someone who seeks a long-lasting, extreme duty unit that is as ready to boost launch as it is to tow. For more assistance, ask one of our experts!

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