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Old 05-28-2014, 08:32 AM
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4r100 Transmission's out, now need opinions

I was running about 30 mph today under no load, felt like it down shifted. Stopped at a stoplight when I went to take off it wouldn't go in any gear, 1st, 2nd, d, or r. After the light went through two cycles I mashed the peddle again and it started doing but very slow. Made it about 200 yards and tried to pull into my shop up a very slight hill and it wouldn't go up the hill. Let it cool off about 30 min and when I went to move it it pulled right into the building.

Fluid smells burnt
123,000 miles on the factory transmission
70,000 miles have been chipped
Regularly tow a trailer that weights between 10-20,000 pounds, sometimes heavier
If I do any more power it will be Stage 2 injectors and a 38r turbo

What would you guys do? Either let a shop rebuild around here and risk it, get a heavy duty ford reman transmission with warranty, or buy a built transmission. I don't have a lot of time to mess around and wait on one because we are coming up on harvest in about 2 weeks and I definitely need it before then. I would like to have a bts transmission but to deal with them directly im looking at 3 months wait. Do y'all know of any vendors that may have them instock?

Thanks yall
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Old 06-14-2014, 05:29 PM

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FWIT I'm having mine rebuilt with a 2 disk torque converter and a shift kit. According to this reputable company that will solve my towing issues. We'll see
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Old 06-14-2014, 06:47 PM
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Old 06-14-2014, 11:53 PM
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I am in Italy and had my Reverse go out while in the Alps. BTS had a 75 day build time at that point, John Wood had mine built in 7 Days. Needless to say, I went with JW. The shipping and Core charge kicked my butt but hey, there aren't any parts warehouses here, lol.
His customer service is awesome!
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Old 06-15-2014, 04:51 AM
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If you're leaning towards the side of more power than get it built BTS or John Wood. If it'll be a while for power than 4r100HD with better TC. With 35's, chipped, tow often, and possible more power there's no way I would go with a stock rebuild. If that's what time or money allows at least have them put a better TC in.
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