Automatic Transmission Dry Sump

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Is an automatic transmission dry sump possible?
Rock crawling puts you in some extreme angles I don't want to starve my transmission, I can feel it start slipping in the extreme angles even with it a little over filled.

Has anyone ever made a dry sump for an Automatic transmission.
I was talking with some people and they say the valve body needs to be wet (sitting in the oil). If that is the case I can just plumb the scavenge pumps higher in the transmission.

Any thoughts?
 

07FJRog

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there many others that rock crawl with no transmission issues, don't know why you are.
 

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I have seen that done on a TH400.

They just added one more scavenge stage to the engine dry-sump pump and sent the oil to its own can. The pump intake was plugged from the bottom and an AN fitting welded into the outside of the case, connected to the can to feed the pump.

I can think of absolutely no reason the valve body would have to sit in oil.
 
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