One of the weakest points of this transmission is the stock input shaft. At increased power levels, towing weight or in performance applications, the stock input shaft can break or twist. When this occurs, the transmission will lose movement and can damage the converter, pump and transmission. ATS recommends using a billet input with increased power and/or towing capacity/frequency.
The theory behind a billet shaft is to increase the strength of the material and flex to absorb torsional loads. This allows it to reliably hold increase power levels. ATS’ two piece billet input shaft is designed to increase the reliability of the transmission, withstand greater than stock power and torque converter lock-up in sooner-than-factory settings. While billet shafts are not indestructible, billet 300M material, coupled with stringent design and testing make them far superior to stock input shafts. When considering a billet input shaft, consult your ATS Sales Representative for application-specific questions.
ATS Billet Shafts Benefits:
- Unsurpassed reliability
- Able to handle high power applications
- Great for towing
- Increases torque capacity
- Good way to help ensure you transmission does not break