Should we micro blue a brand new trans
My brother is trying to decide whether to have his shop micro blue a brand new 18 speed 2050 torque trans. he bought to put behind a 700+ hp Micro blued C16 Cat he is having built. He pulls a bull rack and is grossing 90-100,000# most of the time. Plus those trailers are killers in the wind.
Also he goes directly to the farms and runs a lot of 2 lane roads so he probably spends as much time in the lower gears as in the top 2. It's going to cost him $3500 to have the new trans. rebuilt with the micro blue bearings. Is it worth it in durability? How much difference will it make in fuel consumption in his application? What will be the estimated ROI? Do you have any feed back that would be helpful? He can't seem to find anyone that's running one. He's not against spending the money but don't want to be throwing it down a rat hole either. I trust and value your experience and judgement. Thanks! Gerrit
Is this a worthwhile discussion?