what transmission should i go with? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 Old 12-22-2012, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
what transmission should i go with?

I have a 97 f350 cclb 6" lift on 37"s , I got stuck the other night in a massive snow drift after about 24 hours the plow was finally able to get me out drove the truck home let it thaw out and headed to town. I noticed the torque convert wasent locking and when I got to town I smelt burnt transmission fluid I got out and it was leaking fluid out the front of the transmission, put some Lucas in it limped it home and it started pouring fluid out truck has 177, 000 miles all stock for now, I'm looking into aftermarket transmission and don't know what to go with. The truck is my dd but I do plan on a programmer and injectors when the time comes I don't drag race but would like to pull once in awhile. What to do?
nelson97 is offline  
post #2 of 6 Old 12-22-2012, 08:08 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
jjones96's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 260
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Ats has alot of good options depending on ur driving habits how often u tow and what upgrades u have or plan to do. Just my .02

1996 F-250 Powerstroke
7.3 DI T444E.
TS 6 Postion chip
Gloshift max tow gauges
3 inch dp to 5 inch exhaust
diy intake 6637

The Wheeler
1987 Jeep Cherokee
4.0 inline 6
3 inch rustys lift
Cut fenders
33x12.50 r15
Redneck weight reduction

The work truck
2012 Ford F-350 DRW 6.7 Powerstroke
C&M Flatbed
100 gallon slip tank
ProTech side boxes

The Bike
2006 CRF 450R
some go fast parts
Endless other sh*t
jjones96 is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 12-23-2012, 02:55 PM

351fifty's Avatar
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Canton and kennesaw
Posts: 23,180
Thanks: 34
Thanked 207 Times in 195 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
BTS has a life time warranty, not cheap but can you really put a price on that kinda warranty? and john woods is about the exact same out here in so cal, just depends where your at

2000 excursion V10 2wd 230k
2000 Excursion 7.3 4x4 246k
1995 CCLB DRW 324K
2001 CCLB DRW 319K
Dp tuner infinity, exhaust, intake, chipped, tricked, and wrecked

Originally Posted by marine5811
The stock downpipe in an OBS is flat because I'm a ginger.
Originally Posted by alberta 7.3
Finding a decent woman is like shopping for a used truck. You spend most of your time picking through the money pits, wrecks, and basket cases until you find one that you can tolerate
Originally Posted by JJFLASH
Well at least you caught the loose bolts before they cause any damage. Nothing worse than a sloppy hole
351fifty is offline  
post #4 of 6 Old 12-23-2012, 03:37 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
jesilvas's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Nacogdoches, TX
Posts: 11,148
Thanks: 0
Thanked 27 Times in 25 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
BTS are one and done builds.
John Woods builds various types, depending on what your needs are.

2000 F-350 Lariat Super Duty, Dually, CCLB, 7.3L
4R100, 2wd
330,000 + miles
jesilvas is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 12-24-2012, 09:24 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
95redrifle's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: brighton,MI
Posts: 888
Thanks: 2
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
If a trans like those arent in your budget you could talk to a local trans shop and have them build what you can afford. Another option is to do a manual swap

Sent from my iPhone using AutoGuide.com App


1997 F250 4.10's
D60 swap/mag-hytec rear diff. cover
ts 6 pos./Autometers
melling LPOP/T-500 HPOP
D66 w/1.0 housing and WW2
160/80 rosewoods/bellowed up-pipes
08 king ranch seats/center console
south bend clutch

95redrifle is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 12-24-2012, 10:00 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
backwoodsboy's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: The great state of Warshington
Posts: 889
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Budget option would be to buy a reman E40D, slap a triple disk converter on it along with a upgraded valve body and drive it until it blows again. If your power levels stay near stock, you should get at least another 177xxx out of it.
If you plan to bump up the power, go with a built unit. BTS is king of the mountain when it comes to transmissions for these trucks. John Woods would be the next bet. There are also BD Diesel, ATS, and RacerX transmissions that have been proven to hold up to some serious power and abuse.
What kind of budget are you on?

Chrome don't get ya home
backwoodsboy is offline  

Quick Reply

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:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


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
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

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

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome