This is the “Xtreme Tow” series of our Aisin Seiki AS68RC transmission. This transmission is known for countless unique and difficult to understand problems that have kept it far away from the aftermarket for years.
To go into greater detail, the factory AS68RC transmission is known for rancid pump and valve body issues that often leave cores damaged beyond worth. It is extremely common that cores that are sent in will be damaged beyond their core value because the pumps have been obliterated.
Beyond this, once the pumps are damaged, they must be purchased in conjunction with a valve body as they are hydromechanically calibrated to one another, and cost over $5,000 brand new, hence why these units are often exceptionally expensive builds.
Many people think because of this that the 68RFE would have been a superior choice. This is not entirely true; we’ve done a Transmissions 101 addressing all of the common questions. You can read more here:
> Transmissions 101: 68RFE vs Aisin • The Full Length In-Depth Comparison
Fortunately, we have gone back to the drawing board in the interest of creating a product where the priorities of longevity, reliability and durability were all the largest priorities. The result was our exciting and powerful “Xtreme Tow” Aisin Seiki AS68RC transmission.
Note: This is a rebuild kit, not a complete transmission. If you would like a complete transmission with our 2 Year / Unlimited Mile warranty, see our Xtreme Tow Aisin Seiki AS68RC Transmission here:
> Xtreme Tow Aisin Seiki AS68RC w/ Torque Converter (Rebuild Kit - 550HP)
This unit is best for:
- Daily Driving
- Stock to Light Power Increases
- Long-Lasting Clutch Materials
- Freeway Pulls
- Firm but Predictable Shifts
- Commercial/Industrial Use
- Heavy Payload
About Next Gen Diesel Transmission Rebuild Kits:
There are two main problems that most will come across when buying a rebuild kit for their transmission. The first problem, is the kit simply not having the parts needed to finish the job. Many rebuild kits come with gaskets and seals, a friction module and a shift kit. Although these are all justifiable purchases, they leave someone committed to “doing it right” with much to be desired. At Next Gen, this problem is simply nonexistent. We are proud to include every last component necessary to not only complete the job, but complete it properly and not have to purchase additional parts like electronics or bushings elsewhere.
Secondly, it is just short of a standard for rebuild kits to possess different parts than what is used in the actual product. (i.e. lower quality clutches than what are used in the manufactured product) At Next Gen, we simply disagree. Our high performance rebuild kits are comprised of the exact same parts that we use in our own complete transmission builds, down to the clutch material. It may be a common practice for the rebuild kit to hail in comparison to the real deal, but at Next Gen, this is no more.
Xtreme Tow AS68RC Rebuild Kit Specifications:
- Billet “Xtreme Tow” Torque Converter
- Billet Lockup Apply Piston
- Custom Clutch and Steel Stack-Ups
- Billet Turbine Hub
- Billet CNC Machined Stator
- Billet Torque Converter Cage
- Billet Six Disk Lockup Mechanism
- High Energy B1 Clutches
- High Energy B2 Clutches
- High Energy K1 Clutches
- High Energy K2 Clutches
- High Energy K3 Clutches
- Polished B1 Steel Set
- Polished B2 Steel Set
- Polished K1 Steel Set
- Polished K2 Steel Set
- Polished K3 Steel Set
- Aluminum B1 Shift Valve
- Aluminum B2 Shift Valve
- Anodized B1 Clutch Control Valve
- Anodized B2 Clutch Control Valve
- Extra Deep Transmission Pan
Bronze Bushing Kit
- (2) OEM Speed Sensors
- Aisin Seiki OEM Internal Wiring Harness
- Aisin Seiki OEM Paper/Rubber Gasket Kit
- Aisin Seiki OEM Neutral Safety Switch
- Aisin Seiki OEM Pressure Switch Set
- Aisin Seiki OEM Solenoid Set
- Aisin Seiki OEM Oil Temperature Sensor
Despite it’s considerable shortcomings, the Aisin Seiki AS68RC does have all of the ability to succeed and prosper. We believe that our Xtreme Tow Aisin Seiki AS68RC transmission is the best option available for someone who seeks a reliable, responsive and long-lasting unit that’s built for the test of time. For more assistance, ask one of our experts!