Best E4OD Mods - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-08-2012, 08:18 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Carmichael, CA
Posts: 397
Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via MSN to 95_Powerstroke
Best E4OD Mods

I plan on throwing some HP at my truck later on and so i want to build my trans now. I don't have the funds for a BTS trans as much as I want one. I plan on doing a BTS valvebody, V10 transcooler or whatever else someone recommends, and a full service. What torque converter should I go with or should I just leave it stock? Thanks for any advice.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 02-08-2012, 08:25 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Northern Arizona
Posts: 1,924
Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
Torque converter is a weak point on these, some are saying use a 6.0 converter. When I had my trans done the builder used a towing converter from roadrunner out of Phoenix.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 02-09-2012, 08:02 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Carmichael, CA
Posts: 397
Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via MSN to 95_Powerstroke
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1Dieselman View Post
Torque converter is a weak point on these, some are saying use a 6.0 converter. When I had my trans done the builder used a towing converter from roadrunner out of Phoenix.
How much would a 6.0 converter run? The one I was looking at was the ATS 5 star for about 1400. Thanks for the reply.

P.S. What did you use for a cooler?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 02-09-2012, 08:08 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Northern Arizona
Posts: 1,924
Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
The converter I used was over $200 I believe and I spent a extra $500 on a deep aluminum pan and tru-cool cooler
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 02-09-2012, 08:15 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Northern Arizona
Posts: 1,924
Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
I should add that I didn't feel the need for ultra expensive transmissions or converters since my truck is mostly a daily driver and occasionally tows up to 10k. If I was towing a lot more often and a lot more weight I probably would have spent a little more on it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 02-09-2012, 08:32 PM
Serving Our Country!

 

Join Date: May 2006
Location: Benton, AR
Posts: 2,186
Thanks: 3
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I ask Brian at BTS about the deep aluminum pan and he said he didn't
care for them, because once all that oil gets warmed up, it's just that
much more oil to cool.
Do your research and get the best torque converter you can afford.
Doug
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 02-09-2012, 10:15 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Carmichael, CA
Posts: 397
Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via MSN to 95_Powerstroke
Yeah, I have heard the same thing about the pans. I was not planning on getting one. Just a VB, TC, and cooler. I have heard that I should not get a TC unless I have a built trans which is why I was asking for opinions.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 02-10-2012, 12:53 AM
Rangers Lead The Way!
 

Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Grampian PA / West Palm Beach FL
Posts: 11,571
Thanks: 0
Thanked 14 Times in 11 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
best automatic trans upgrade is a 5 speed. Unless you can afford a BTS dont even bother patching a trans that needs work. I doubt your trans is original with that many miles but still id hold off till you can get a BTS or a 5 speed (big vote for 5 speed swap)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 02-10-2012, 06:43 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: May 2008
Location: Cheney, Washington
Posts: 353
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
What torque converter do you recommend? I am in the same boat.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 02-10-2012, 07:34 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: brighton,MI
Posts: 780
Thanks: 2
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Another thing to consider is a bypass style trans filter
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:58 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors