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Transmission Upgrade

Looking for a new transmission, whether it's a rebuild or a complete trans, looking for the best brand to go with. I don't mind spending the money, however $6k is a little steep. I've narrowed it down from what I've read to NADP, BTS or Suncoast. Are these the ONLY trans recommended for our trucks?

I know the stock trans can handle x amount of hp and tq but mine can use a refresher and I just want to do it along with the rear end just to do it and have it be new.

Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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I was in the same boat as you.. I Fried mine about a week ago.. I really wanted a Twisted transmission but you cant get one for over a month yet.. SO i am gonna be the guinea pig and i ordered from Certified Transmission and got there Roadripper 3000 with triple disc converter.. Shipped complete for under 4k. with 12month/24k mile warrenty.. The guy there said it was way overkill for my application.. But i do see an injector upgrade in my future as well...

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I hope it all works out. Let me know how it holds up. I wouldn't like the idea of being a guinea pig but if it works that's all that matters. Anybody else know anything about Twisted Transmissions?

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Oops I meant certified transmissions

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Twisted trannys are awesome! didnt know there was such long of a wait. Took them about a week and a half to do the last one stage 2 I ordered.
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BTS is da bomb!!! in a good way of course. ive heard good things about twisted and a few about nadp but BTS is who i will go with when i have the money

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Yeah I keep hearing good things about BTS. I was recommended to use them. I looked up Certified Transmissions. They look good on paper. Anymore info about them from anybody?

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We have there Roadripper 1000 in our 99 5.4 F250 Plow/Work truck... Has held up to alot of abuse for the last 4 yrs plowing snow and work on our farm.. I know that isnt comparing apples to apples but its the little bit of expeirence that i have with them????

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Thanks huhner. I'm going to do some research and see what I find. Right now I'm looking at a Twisted Stage 2 trans.

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Ya thats the one i wanted.. And i was gonna order it through empire diesel.. Sounds like there are no cores around.. So good luck

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