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Old 10-08-2010, 07:49 AM
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hey guys, so the guy I help out wants to swap his 5 speed for an auto and I have a few questions

auto?
-well I was wondering which auto is better as a stock swap, the E40D or 4R100?
-can the 4R100 be used on a OBS
-would it be better to get a built trans even tho he is only using it as a fishing/camping truck and doesn't plan to tow a trailer?

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-is there a way to make the clutch master cylinder on these trucks easier to push, the main reasons he wants to do the swap is the fact his wife and daughter most likely will drive the truck and he doesn't want the extra cost of replacing the clutch really
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Old 10-08-2010, 07:57 AM
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The 4r100 is stronger but requires more computer to run that we dont have. If you wanted to go that route you can get an e4odHD that comes with all 4r100 internals, they are a stout transmission to say the least.

I dont know of a way to make the clutch easier on these trucks, its just kind of the nature of the beast with them
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Old 10-08-2010, 09:16 AM
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can you get a computer just for the transmission? and where can I get the e40dHD
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Old 10-08-2010, 09:23 AM
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You can but its tricky to do, See a super duty computer will run them but then you have to reflash it to run single shot injectors

Any ford garage can get them, Even most trans shops can build them easily, All they are really is an e4od with 4r100 front drum, pump, shafts, and gears. So really having any e4od built into one is simple. Where abouts are you located at?
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Old 10-08-2010, 09:31 AM
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I live in utah near salt lake city
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Old 10-08-2010, 09:35 AM
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yep no where near me. I was gonna say I am having an e4odHD built right now for my truck, id trade for a 5 speed
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Old 10-08-2010, 09:47 AM
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damn that would be nice, we would probably trade the LUK flywheel too its just needs a new friction disc
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Old 10-08-2010, 09:51 AM
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Id need a high HP clutch, prolly a 500 horse rated clutch and they come with a single mass flywheel. Either way to bad im not closer
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Old 10-08-2010, 10:01 AM
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the LUK flywheel is single mass just may need to be resurfaced, yea where do you live?
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Old 10-08-2010, 10:04 AM
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Grampian PA, im about an 100 miles north west of pittsburgh
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