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BTS Tranny questions

I have made up my mind to get the fully built BTS transmission and torque converter for my 2001 F250 ccsb. To go with this I will be pulling the trans cooler out of a 6.0 powerstroke E350. I was wondering if there was any difference between the super duty and van 5R110 coolers that I need to know about........
Also does anybody with a BTS tranny know if they can make your gear ratios different. I would like to have a lower first gear than the stock 4R100 that is more like a granny low in the ZF6. Maybe not quite as low as the 5.79 first gear of the ZF6. The 2.71 first gear ratio on my auto kinda sucks considering that 3rd gear in a ZF6 is a 2.1
Just some thoughts. Definitely going to be happy with the BTS from what I have heard but just wondering what can be done with them
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Will do as soon as I get back to the states
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I did not look into different ratios when I ordered mine.


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How do you like it? I really want to know how different it feels over stock especially with the converter that they put in
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Mine really doesn't feel that much different except for the shifts are a little firmer. He put in a very mild stock valve body plate for me because at the time I didn't have any mods to the engine. Since my mods, I called Brian a while back and he has sent me a new valve plate for the HP I am going to be running. As far as I know he builds the transmissions with all the same internals except for the valve body plate. That's why he calls and kinda interviews you before he builds it. Everything else is done with programming of pressure and shift points for the application whether it be sled pulling, drag racing, tow rig, etc. If your rig is a daily driver with no mods, then it will pretty much feel like a stock truck.

I have yet to put on the new plate because I want to wait for my next trans service, which isn't far away, and throw $250.00 in Amsoil fluid away.

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I think the biggest thing is it "feels" stouter. I no longer worry about grenading it all the time. Mine shifts pretty firm but that I think is partly because I need to have my tunes redone as they were purchased before the tranny. Some day I will get around to that.


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few answers:

You cannot change the gears.

Brian recommends every 30k miles drop the pan, new filter and refill with 8 qts..thats it..never flush.

Brian setups the VB for the HP, gearing, tire size and usage. As stated if later you add HP he will send out parts for you to mod the VB or you can send it back in to be modded.

Not sure the row count of a van cooler but Brian uses a 31 row cooler. If used make sure the trans wasn't damaged as you cannot clean a cooler.

We have the best price on a droped shiped BTS trans, if we can get you a quote please PM your zip and year.

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stupid question but.............why not flush???
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