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upgrade 5r110 trans and torque converter

Anybody recently upgrade there stock 5r110 transmission and torque converter? along with ARP studs, the transmission on is my list to upgrade.
2007 F 350 DRW 4by4 cc truck has 103,000miles, stock trans and torque converter.
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How much power are you looking to put down, with your build?

The stock 5R110 can handle builds upto around 500RWHP, as long as its tuned correctly, and not have any issues. I've been running tuned with X-Race for 20K+ miles, and haven't had any transmission issues to date. If you are going bigger than that, you can look at a new Torque Converter, haven't heard many doing much else to these transmissions on DD level builds.
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The first question is what is your goal with the truck? DD, race, tow pig, etc.? BTS makes good trannys I am told. There is also Twisted or RCD or Suncoast. Or you could check out ATD in Germantown. WI is far from you but... here is my review so far:

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Not recently, but I've been running the Suncoast TC, and Superduty Kit for 70k miles. No issue yet.

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X-3 tunes by DJ'S,QT,GH,ID. Gryphon FICM tunes, ARP studs,Stage 1turbo,ATS coolant recirc lines,Swamp's 48v ficm,coolant filter,AD2,Snow Perf stage II,EGR delete,4" turbo back straight pipe,S&Bintake,Quad "A" pillar autometer gauges,Suncoast Tri Disk Conv.,Billet input shaft,Suncoast superduty rebuild kit,Trans-go shift kit,Mag-Hytec trans pan,CFM+ elbow,ccv mod,15K reese 5er,17" LCD TV/DVD,Cobra 29 Nitewatch CB
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I have done lots of reading on the 5r 110 trans. i would like a better torque converter with a lower stall speed, and rebuild the trans.
really this upgrade is for relaibilty and towing.
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did you notice any increase in fuel mileage after the trans and torque converter upgrade?

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Not recently, but I've been running the Suncoast TC, and Superduty Kit for 70k miles. No issue yet.
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did you notice any increase in fuel mileage after the trans and torque converter upgrade?
Nope, no increase in MPG. But a decrease in tire life! LOL!

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X-3 tunes by DJ'S,QT,GH,ID. Gryphon FICM tunes, ARP studs,Stage 1turbo,ATS coolant recirc lines,Swamp's 48v ficm,coolant filter,AD2,Snow Perf stage II,EGR delete,4" turbo back straight pipe,S&Bintake,Quad "A" pillar autometer gauges,Suncoast Tri Disk Conv.,Billet input shaft,Suncoast superduty rebuild kit,Trans-go shift kit,Mag-Hytec trans pan,CFM+ elbow,ccv mod,15K reese 5er,17" LCD TV/DVD,Cobra 29 Nitewatch CB
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With a better torque converter( which slips less than a stock converter) and better clutch packs, you should see improvement in mpg, unless you step on the skinny pedal too hard too often, maybe that is the reason for decrease tire life

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Nope, no increase in MPG. But a decrease in tire life! LOL!
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Yep!! The truck is too fun to drive!! Maybe some day I'll try to hyper-mile!

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X-3 tunes by DJ'S,QT,GH,ID. Gryphon FICM tunes, ARP studs,Stage 1turbo,ATS coolant recirc lines,Swamp's 48v ficm,coolant filter,AD2,Snow Perf stage II,EGR delete,4" turbo back straight pipe,S&Bintake,Quad "A" pillar autometer gauges,Suncoast Tri Disk Conv.,Billet input shaft,Suncoast superduty rebuild kit,Trans-go shift kit,Mag-Hytec trans pan,CFM+ elbow,ccv mod,15K reese 5er,17" LCD TV/DVD,Cobra 29 Nitewatch CB
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