When it comes to upgrading our trucks, regardless of the brand, you want parts that you can trust. More times than not, people will install power-adding parts first. Because of that, the less durable parts tend to break pretty quickly. One of the most important parts when it comes to upgrading a diesel truck is the flexplate.
Flexplates are often overlooked until the factory one breaks. You’re visualizing a turbo or a set of injectors to give you that instant satisfaction, but in reality, you should buy the insurance parts first. We’ve always said that saving up and doing it the right way the first time is the best policy. Speaking of flexplates, there are many different brands to choose from.
Oftentimes, the upgraded version of a Duramax, Cummins, or Power Stroke flexplate is called “billet”. However, for Goerend Transmission, their version of a heavy-duty flexplate is high-strength steel. Because the capable powerplant that is a 6.6-liter Duramax, having a healthy flexplate is crucial. Goerend sees the need for an upgrade behind this platform which is when this part was born.
What makes this upgrade so much better? The Allison 1000 high-strength steel flexplate is extremely durable and is constructed of a material that is 50 percent thicker than the OE unit. Per Goerend, these are manufactured by a metal spinning process. This results in a more durable product than other manufacturing methods.
On the surface, there are no applied coatings to prevent potential hydrogen embrittlement that may occur with zinc or oxide coatings. This eliminates undesirable direct thrust force to the crankshaft and thrust bearings. These flexplates will fit any 2001 and newer Allison 1000 or Allison 10L1000 with a Duramax engine.
For information, head over to the Goerend Transmission website here. Stay tuned right here to Diesel Army for more industry news.