1 This particular transmission failed during an outing in sand dunes. It smelled a little hot at the time, but the clutches seemed to be holding, and I did not expect one of the transmission shafts to break, disabling the truck completely. The Dodge was towed off the beach to Xtreme Unlimited in Oceano, California, luckily only a half-mile away from the sand dunes’ entrance. Xtreme performed the ugly task of helping to remove a transmission that has been pulled more times than it’s had its oil changed. After pulling the transmission and sending it to OC Tranny for a rebuild, Xtreme Unlimited got the transmission back and proceeded to stick it back in the vehicle.