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Old 08-09-2008, 05:08 AM
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Transgo kits or Sonnax Sure Cure while my tranny is out?

Need some input from those in the "know".

I have a pretty bad leak at the pump seal on my 2000 F-250. Going thru about a gallon of ATF a week, making the underside very very very rust proof.

I just got my new TC in, and I have the seal for the pump, and a new pump to TC seal now I just need to order my shiftkit and pump mod. I was looking to get ppl's input as to what the recommendations are. I'm kinda partial to Transgo stuff for automatic transmission, installed a few shift kits to FWD ford Taurus SHO's but at the same time I am kinda inspired by the Sure Cure kit that is offered by Sonnax.

I'm thinking about a Transgo Tugger2 and thier Lock Up Pump mod to make the TC lockup very quick and direct, but as I said I am also thinking that the Sonnax kit looks like it does all that and more, but I can't be sure. Price to price the two transgo kits are about the same total as the Sonnax kit.

So which way should I go. I want to order by monday so next weekend I can pull the tranny, the the seals, put in my new multi disc converter, and do up the kit(s) so that I can stop spending $8 a week on ATF.

While I am at it, is there anything else I should pick up and do while I have the tranny out? I don't need a rebuild yet, truck pulled 10k up a really really steep grade (I have to say at least 50%) from a dead stop and I didn't feel anything other than TC shudder which I knew was already there.

I have read about so many different mods for the 4r100 tranny that it makes my head spin.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-09-2008, 06:06 AM
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I'm getting the John Woods valve body in a coupla weeks, it's 225.00 and I would rather do it right the first time.
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Old 08-09-2008, 06:33 PM
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I don't want to spend the extra cash on a whole valve body. I don't plan to keep this particular truck past next spring. I am keeping my eyes open for an 03 supercab long bed 7.3L from the south.

There is nothing wrong with a DIY shift kit type of mods to a valve body ect. I would venture a guess that most of what any of the reputable valve body upgrade sellers do is mirrored (albeit with thier own customizations) in the various kits available.

If I were doing this to a truck I planed to keep for a longer term I would buy a valve body from FT, JW, or BTS.
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Old 08-09-2008, 06:38 PM
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Ive done a few transgo kits and have been very happy, as well as customers. I have no expirience with the sonnax
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Old 08-10-2008, 06:56 AM
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A long as you are installing a new TQ and seal, better take a close look at the pump bushing.
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i have transgo and i like it, but i dont have anything to compare it too
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how much hp and tQ do you think a E40D can handle with either a transgo shift kit or a bd valvebody. would they still help if you didnt have a triple disc tc.
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