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I know this info is late, and this is a common problem with running hot tunes. For one, I wouldnt be running any tuners that dont have specific TCM tuning for your application. SCT is one of the best for this reason alone. When you order a tune your ordering tuning for your trans for your particular vehicle and mods. Ive heard so many stories about guys screwing up their torqueshifts with the Bullydog, Hypertech, etc....
The problems listed have been an issue for years. Im going to say the problem is that there was a slight 3-5 flare, wich is a nice word for slip. Every slip weakens the clutches and every slip adds clutch particles floating around in your trans fluid wich can effect the performance of the solenoids. When you demand the trans at WOT the flare becomes an all out full slip issue. I think it is a combination of the direct drive solenoid, the EPC solenoid and actual direct clutch failure from slight flares causing slight damage over time....
Unfortunately, when most guys here have a trans problem, they purchase a built trans from NADP, BTS, Elite, Suncoast, etc. as well as a HD billet performance converter, a new cooler and probably an external filter that protects all the new solenoids. So you only hear the stories about "I had that problem so I bought a So-n-So trans and it shifts perfectly".....so this is where im heading. Saving the coin for HD, high performance, professionally built trans by a reputable, trued and tried builder for the "do it once and be done with it" trans with warrenty. Im sorry to say I feel as though there is no easy fix for this issue or we would have ran across the info on one of the forums by now. Also, if you opt to have the trans rebuilt, be sure every bit of fluid is removed from the system if doing any upgrade to the trans, have all the solenoids cleaned and tested or youll be chasing the same problem and kicking yourself in the a$$.....best of luck!
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ARP studs,B/O HG's,RCD EGR del,SCT(Innovative),4" turbo back,AFE Stg1,Edge Insight,CT 5R110,Dieselsite trans filter,Dfuser coolant filter,CCV mod,Sprintech lowering shackles,Recon smoked everything+Tailgate lightbar,LED conversion,DeVries emblems,billet grille,All Ford avail updates after 2005.
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