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post #1 of 28 Old 12-19-2011, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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Auto Trans upgrades?

Ok I need to give my Trans some updates to help w the power from my tunes and my new injectors on the way

I'm think

John wood valve body

6.0 Trans cooler

And I'm thinking Sonnax acumulator valve kit for 1-2 3-4 shifts

Anything else I should do

97 f350single cab auto
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Irate T4 304ss up pipes
T500 with gen3 pump
450/400s hush power
Comp built Trans 2100 stall converter
Gearhead tunes

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post #2 of 28 Old 12-19-2011, 06:10 PM
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Good converter(Racer X or PI), and a full shift kit with pump mods should hold up fairly well to something like stage 2's.

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What do you mean by full shift kit more then a valve body and what kind of pump mods?

97 f350single cab auto
4:10 axles spooled front axle
3in down pipe to stack
Intake 6637
140v idm mod
Efuel all built In house
II s475 .90 turbine spool....
Irate T4 304ss up pipes
T500 with gen3 pump
450/400s hush power
Comp built Trans 2100 stall converter
Gearhead tunes

531/1080 on 250/200s


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ALL you need for a sturdy e4od is a good vb, tc, and cooler. If you want to REALLY beef up your trans, which you should never need this, but steel gears.

I have a local diesel-tranny shop thats really good, who will pull my trans, modify my vb or install an aftermarket one, install a steel TC (billet is better, but steel is plenty good..), and install steel gears for $2200. Dropping the steel gears brings my total to $1700. Not bad if you ask me!

Then get custom tuning for said-mods.
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Were u located I may drive to your guy w cash and have it done lol

97 f350single cab auto
4:10 axles spooled front axle
3in down pipe to stack
Intake 6637
140v idm mod
Efuel all built In house
II s475 .90 turbine spool....
Irate T4 304ss up pipes
T500 with gen3 pump
450/400s hush power
Comp built Trans 2100 stall converter
Gearhead tunes

531/1080 on 250/200s


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Haha ur military too right

97 f350single cab auto
4:10 axles spooled front axle
3in down pipe to stack
Intake 6637
140v idm mod
Efuel all built In house
II s475 .90 turbine spool....
Irate T4 304ss up pipes
T500 with gen3 pump
450/400s hush power
Comp built Trans 2100 stall converter
Gearhead tunes

531/1080 on 250/200s


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Nice the wife is in she is in Kansas lucky her lol

What would you recommend for a vb and a steel tq Not looking to drop 1200 on one

97 f350single cab auto
4:10 axles spooled front axle
3in down pipe to stack
Intake 6637
140v idm mod
Efuel all built In house
II s475 .90 turbine spool....
Irate T4 304ss up pipes
T500 with gen3 pump
450/400s hush power
Comp built Trans 2100 stall converter
Gearhead tunes

531/1080 on 250/200s


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Ask a local diesel trans shop if they can hook you up for a good price. Otherwise a vb, go with banks, or have a GOOD diesel trans shop custom port it.. For a tc, go with a 6.0 tc, or see if the shop can hook you up. Racer X makes some damn good powerstroke trans stuff too, such as the vb or tc.
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