This transmission has been designed for street performance and other applications where tire spinning shifts are desired.
The street/strip transmission contains racing components which increase strength, reliability, and torque capacity. All street/strip transmissions also feature our manual/automatic valve body which allows you to select precise manual shifting or full automatic.
Installation All linkage, vacuum lines and kickdown mechanisms must be connected and properly adjusted for any automatic transmission to operate correctly, We recommend the use of a Hughes Performance trans. cooler and deep aluminum oil pan, which has 2 to 4 quarts of extra fluid capacity, with any severe-duty, street/strip transmission. We also recommend the use of a cooler with the use of any high-stall torque converter application.
The venerable workhorse of Chrysler automatic transmissions is the A727 Torqueflite. Chrysler engineers added an overdrive assembly, updated the unit and it became a 4 speed over drive designated as the A518. Since its introduction in 1990, there have been many updates and together with our in-house modifications and the popularity of the new design Dodge pickup, this unit is a must. We upgrade all friction material, modify lube circuits, extensively re-work the valve body to achieve more positive shifts and better durability. All units are closely scrutinized for any abnormal wear before we start the rebuilding process, then many items passed over by other manufacturers are automatically replaced. This is the finest version of the A518, available in the market today! Hughes has designed a new triple-disc H.D. Billet cover tow converter for the enhanced Cummins Diesel applications.