Which automatic behind 2001 5.9 magnum?

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Currently i have the original 46re behind my 360 magnum swap in my 1973 dart
I thought I would be able to control shifts
But without the vss signal it constantly searching for the right gears..
Which tranny could i swap in with overdrive that would work without a computer..
Also i have 411 gears in my rear end
Thanks
 

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46rh 42rh e is electric h is hydraulic. You will need to activate the hydraulics with some switching. Lots of info out there.
 
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Use a Compushift controller. Pricey, but you'll have that much tied up in a new transmission.
 
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Which tranny could i swap in with overdrive that would work without a computer..
You can use a 44RH or 46RH.

FYI, if using holley management, I helped their engineer with the powertrain control on the RE transmissions. You still need to use the kickdown if automatic shifting, however.
 

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Currently i have the original 46re behind my 360 magnum swap in my 1973 dart
I thought I would be able to control shifts
But without the vss signal it constantly searching for the right gears..
Which tranny could i swap in with overdrive that would work without a computer..
Also i have 411 gears in my rear end
Thanks

I use a Stage 2 200R4 from Extreme Automatics and a Precision of New Hampton 3800 stall, 3 carbon disc clutch lock-up converter. It's the best automatic trans I've ever driven. I have it set up to only lock up the converter in 4th gear and have a single switch to unlock it if needed. I only shift into 4th gear on the highway.

I had 4.30's in the rear end and have recently swapped back to 3.91's. The 4.30's were my favorite, but I'm building a super charged 5.9 Magnum based motor which doesn't need any more torque multiplication.

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