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Goerend Transmission High Pressure Valve Body

Many options available for your custom build! Contact us at (563) 778-2719 to order!
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Product Description

Goerend High Pressure Valve Body (upgraded electronics optional for additional charge - please discuss with sales rep)

Goerend Valve Bodies are dyno tested on an Answermatic 4000 Valve Body Test Machine with Superflow WinDyn Software

Goerend Valve Bodies require customers to call to place order - important detailed technical information is gathered regarding your truck and driving style - please call for electronic options & pricing information (563) 778-2719

Goerend Valve Bodies are built in house and are specifically calibrated to work with Goerend Torque Converters and other products WE sell.


We also offer Constant Pressure and Manual Valve Body Set-ups! Call to order (563) 778-2719

When we sell a Goerend Valve Body we use corresponding letters with the years of the valve body as follows: 

"A" - 1994-1995
"B" - 1996,1997,1998 12V
"C" - 1998 - 1999 24V
"F" - 2000, 2001, 2002
"X" - 2003 - 2004
"W" - 2005, 2006, 2007

i.e. If you have a 2001 truck - you would order an "F" Valve Body


Valve Body Core Charge: An additional $300 core charge will be applied to the order. When we receive a useable core of the same model back, we refund the core deposit


Valve Body Application/Order Information



Letter Code


47RH-Non Lock





96-98 12V



98-99 24V







47RE or 48RE



48RE w/ Cable


05-07 5.9L

48RE w/ TTVA



Goerend High Pressure Valve Bodies are designed to run with a Triple Disc Torque Converter, a billet input shaft, a 3.8 ratio front band apply lever, and a Goerend heavy front servo spring.  If there is any variation from the above mentioned features, modifications will need to be made to the valve body to accommodate.

What Torque Converter do you have?     Stock  /  Billet Single  /  Billet Triple

What Input shaft do you have?    Stock  /  Billet

What front band apply lever ratio do you have?    3.8 (OK)  /  4.2 (some racing)  /  5.0(must use a LP)

Stock lever on a 47 is 3.8, stock lever on a 48 is a 5.0, these are not Billet. The transmission must be pulled to change the lever. (The strap and anchor can be changed without pulling the transmission). If someone orders a 47 and is not going to change the lever, the ratio is the same so we can make the VB with slightly lower pressure. If someone has a 48 with 5.0 lever and doesn’t want to change it we would build a 48 (LP) an improved version of stock with the Goerend amenities that still uses lower pressure in 1st 2nd 3rd and boosted line pressure in Lockup and Overdrive.  (A normal Goerend VB runs higher line pressure in all forward gears). In some cases, if customer purchases the lever and plans to install it later, we can set the pressure low and send a note on where to set the Pressure regulator adjustment when the 3.8 lever is installed.

Automatic Shifting          or           Full Manual Shifting

Ranging Pressure             or            Constant Pressure

Constant pressure is usually recommended for high horsepower and racing applications, but lower constant pressure is also street-able and works well for 05-07 trucks with the TTVA motor.

Lock up Capability           1-2-3-4         /         2-3-4

By default our 47 VB’s (A, B, C, F,) are hydraulically capable of locking the TC in 2-3-4 and our 48’s (X,W) are capable of 1-2-3-4.  The truck’s computer will not command lock-up in first gear – A manual lock-up switch is required.  Why would someone want first gear lock-up?  If you are mountain towing on steep grades under 10 mph locking the TC in first gear would keep the trans temp down.  Sled pullers normally want first gear lock-up.  Drag racers normally want 2-3-4 lock-up. They leave the switch ON then the TC locks as soon as the 2nd gear shift is made.  However, some racers have electronic controllers and want 1-2-3-4 lock-up. So it is up to driver preference.

Do you or will you have an Exhaust Brake?          YES     /    NO

With an exhaust brake, the VB needs to be capable of downshifting through the gears while the TC is locked to maintain engine braking.  All Goerend VB’s are capable of downshifting 4-3 while locked, but not all are made to shift 3-2 while locked.  So the Exhaust brake must be indicated so the VB can be built accordingly.


Vehicle Use? 

___(Daily driver/towing, normal street application)

___(Daily driver/drives hard, street racing, some drag racing or sled pulling)

 __(Drag racing or sled pulling primarily/some street use)

___(Dedicated drag racing or sled pulling)

Power Level?

___(Stock – 500)

___(500 – 700)

___(700 – 900)

___(900 – 1000+)

Electronics Selection

A-NL (47RH Non-lock) 91-93: 2-pin connector, Overdrive solenoid only (mechanical governor)

A (47RH) 94-95: 3-pin connector, Lock-up and overdrive solenoids only (mechanical governor)

B (47RE) 96-98 12 valve:

C (47RE) 98-99 24 valve:

Comes with: LU/OD solenoids, Steel governor pressure sensor, Borg Warner Gov. Solenoid (resistor to help prevent Governor over pressure codes) Optional upgrades – GM Governor Solenoid (additional charge) VBA, to replace the resistor (additional charge)

F (47RE) 00-02: (resistor to help prevent Governor over pressure codes)

X (47RE/48RE) 03-04 With TV cable:  (47 comes with resistor)

W (48RE) 05-07 With TTVA Motor:

Comes with: LU/OD solenoids, high pressure plastic governor pressure sensor (white back), Borg Warner Governor Solenoid.  Optional upgrades – GM Governor Solenoid (additional charge), BD adapter with steel sensor (additional charge) The BD adapter has a built in voltage limiter, so the resistor is not needed on F & X     

Goerend Transmission uses all new electronics on our Valve Body builds. These electronics are tested for proper function on our Valve body tester with Superflow Windyn and Supershifter Pro software.  We do not manufacture these electronics, so therefore we cannot warranty them.  Please keep all of the electronics from your valve body core in case you should need a back-up solenoid or sensor at some point.  The plastic governor pressure sensor on the 00-07 trucks seems to be the most problematic. Although the high-pressure version that we are currently using has been performing much better than the original, these still fail occasionally.  The BD adapter utilizes the pressure reading from the early style steel governor pressure sensor (which is much less prone to failure) and keeps the voltages within the computers parameters to prevent fault codes. It also has a built in temperature sensor that reads the same as the late style plastic sensor to be compatible with the truck’s computer.


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  1. Perfection on every build 5 Star Review

    Posted by on May 31st 2017

    Every valve body is built specific to application when ordered. Perfect crisp shifts and never a issue right out of the box and into the trans. Only valve body offered in our builds.

  2. Perfection in every single built unit 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Mar 17th 2017

    I have never once in hundreds of Valve bodies had a single complaint about how awesome the shifts feel after the staff works their magic prior to shipment. Thank you for such an awesome upgrade!!!

  3. Don't waste your money on anything else 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Mar 7th 2017

    Goerend definitely has it figured out when it comes to a valve body smoothest my truck has ever shifted

  4. Cummins 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Mar 7th 2017

    I have this vb in my 04.5 cummins with the gt2 rebuild kit and goerends triple disc converter. Never had a problem out of any of it in 4 years.

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