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Old 09-14-2013, 07:03 PM
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Which transmission is better??

Is the 6 speed ZF650 or the 2001 automatic a better choice for a 350
superduty? How os takeoff in a automatic pulling a 40 foot gooseneck?
torque to the wheels versus the 6 soeed? I right now have 6 speeds and am thinking of getting the automatic.
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Old 09-29-2013, 04:42 PM
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The zf6 is bulletproof compared to a stock 4r100.
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Old 09-29-2013, 04:49 PM
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The zf6 is bulletproof compared to a stock 4r100.
I looked up the ratio's and there is more pull power I would think of with the
ZF650 I run loaded most of the time up to 33,000 gross truck and trailer so after some thought I decided to stay with the 6 speed.

If I get upgraded to a 6.0 I may try the automatic I read they have braking built
into them when using the tow haul mode.
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Old 09-29-2013, 04:57 PM
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Good stuff! I'd keep that 7.3 until it explodes! Hard to find em in 6 speed.
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:06 PM
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Good stuff! I'd keep that 7.3 until it explodes! Hard to find em in 6 speed.
I have a spare one since I have two of the trucks. I also modified my flywheel
so the pilot bearing wouldn't ruin the input shaft.
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Old 10-06-2013, 12:32 PM
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I lucked out when I found my F-350 dually with the zf6. Love it!
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Old 10-06-2013, 01:09 PM
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I have a spare one since I have two of the trucks. I also modified my flywheel
so the pilot bearing wouldn't ruin the input shaft.
you do the 6.0 pilot bearing? or the input sleeve kit?
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Old 10-06-2013, 01:28 PM
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Had both flywheels milled to accept a large roller bearing.
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Old 10-07-2013, 06:34 AM
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Built auto like a BTS or JW hands down better than a stick, no loss of boost upshifting or dnshifting like a stick.
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:01 AM
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A stock ZF6 is cheaper and just a strong as a built auto.... And more fun aha!
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