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Old 05-31-2013, 03:35 PM
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I have a 1996 f350 PSD 2wd dually that has only 56,000 miles on it. I currently have done a few mods including exhaust, gauges, tymar intake, IDM mod, HPOP cross over line, and custom 6 position chip. I'm now considering Stage 1's and a better TC. What's a raelly good TC to support these mods. I use the truck to pull a car trailer and a 3 ton dump trailer. The truck only gets driven about 3,000 miles a year and is never beat on. I just want to save my trany before it fails on me.
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Old 05-31-2013, 03:50 PM
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I use an ambulance/tow truck TC. Jack (1DieselMan, haven't seen him around in a week or two though) knows the site it comes from. Pretty inexpensive since you are not buying name brand. Yes there are a ton better TC out there but unless you are planning on doing a full rebuild (read BTS or Woods) of your tranny at the same time as the TC install if/when your tranny does give up the ghost the guts will find there way back to the TC killing that too. I've done several tranny rebuilds to my own and still this TC type has yet to fail first. Just my
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Old 05-31-2013, 04:34 PM
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Roadrunner iirc is the brand
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I really like my 6.0 converter from Cary. Very strong lockup, and several hundred less than comparable aftermarket converters. Still $600-700 though.

And if you have the tranny out, I definitely recommend the Tugger 2 shift kit for towing.
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I was looking up the roadrunner tc and which one were you talking about, the bad boy 4 clutch one or the three clutch one. The bad boy is twice as much.

Also what is Cary's website so I can look at the 6.0 tc.

Thanks guys for all the info.
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I use the billet towmaster from roadrunner, have absolutely no complaints about it. I was assured the it would handle 400hp with no problem.
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Also what is Cary's website so I can look at the 6.0 tc.

Thanks guys for all the info.
He doesn't have much of a website, but he's a vendor here and very helpful. Also a Jeep guy, which I like.

CT Performance Inc

The stock 6.0 converter is said to be good to 500hp, so the Roadrunner one above sounds like a good option, looks to be around $400. I'll have to try that one next time.

Roadrunner Converters - Phoenix, Arizona Converters - Street, Trip, Towing
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He doesn't have much of a website, but he's a vendor here and very helpful. Also a Jeep guy, which I like.
Jeep guy too, never knew that, now we're talking something that has my attention.
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Old 06-01-2013, 04:58 PM
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I was thinking about buying the roadrunner 3 clutch one it's only about $70 more and it comes with 2 yr warranty. It wouldn't hurt the tranny any to go with that one right?. Is it worth buying the BTS valve body too?
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No it won't hurt the trans to go with the 3 disc convertor. My valve body is built with sonnax parts for about $75 and I guarantee that it shifts as good as the $250 BTS valve body but if you don't know how to build the valve body or don't want to then the BTS valve body might be the perfect ticket for you.
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