Keisler Engineering does not want you to know that their RS 400 through RS 600, so called "Perfect Fit" transmissions are REMANUFACTURED. Check their website and see if you can find anything that says they are remanufactured. They only disclose that on the purchase page of the site and that is burried in the middle of two paragraphs of fine print. Why buy a REMANUFACTURED transmission at new prices ($6,000)? Good question. In addition to being REMANUFACTURED, they will not pay any labor for warranty repair and it took them 9 months to get my transmission to me. When it was finally there, there were many incorrect parts that had to be returned and replaced. Even then, they sent incorrect parts requiring a second exchange. REMANUFACTURED IS NOT NEW. Read this fast as they will delete it soon. They don't want you to know about the REMANUFACTURED part
Thanks Bud for the info....
Original7, you sound like you expected them to make their own transmissions. Well, I have news for you ... they don't. They modify transmissions ALREADY on the market. Even if they are remanufactured, no one's going to care as long as the Perfect Fit transmissions work as advertised. Besides, just because you had a bad experience with Keisler doesn't mean anyone else has.
Most high performance transmission providers out there don't build from new stock transmissions just to throw out all the stock parts to install high performance parts. I agree that they don't advertise the fact on their web pages. The resellers like Summit and Jegs don't advertise this fact all the time either. They take a transmission and re-build it to high performace specs and the better outfits dyno the trans to produce a test report that goes with the trans when it's purchased. I had the same finding with my trans from Hughes Performance. The case is a refurbished item. It's not new. It runs great though and I have no complaints. It's a whole different story when camshaft manufacturers sell you a roller cam that you assume is a billet steel core, because everyone knows that high performance roller cams are all ground on billet steel cores, right ? When you receive it you find that it's ground on a cheap austempered core ( a cast iron roller cam with a heat treatment at the cost of a billet steel crank ! ). This happened to a friend of mine at work. I thought he was nuts when he first told me about it. Sure enough, none of the paperwork with the cam or posted ads on their web site said anything about this being a cast iron roller cam! - buyer beware!