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Old 04-12-2007, 11:05 AM
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Tranny Mod advice please!

Hey All, I WAS going to buy my new tuner sometime next month but I was thinking it may be more wise to beef up my tranny a little bit before adding more power. What do you recommend as some sensible tranny mods to help protect it under more power? I have a 7.3 w/ 4R100. Thanks!
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Old 04-12-2007, 11:08 AM
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Hey All, I WAS going to buy my new tuner sometime next month but I was thinking it may be more wise to beef up my tranny a little bit before adding more power. What do you recommend as some sensible tranny mods to help protect it under more power? I have a 7.3 w/ 4R100. Thanks!
Triple Disc Converter but that is pricey. I would at least get a shift kit, bully dog offers one for like 75.00 or there are some others out there. But I would at least get the shift kit for now.
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Old 04-12-2007, 11:37 AM
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How many miles are on your truck?
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Old 04-12-2007, 01:08 PM
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A BTS valve body and a TC lock up switch... Should keep ya going for a while.
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Old 04-12-2007, 01:37 PM
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Ok this all sounds good, my truck has about 100,000 miles on it. Of those I'd say at least 70% of them are all freeway running empty. So a shift kit and a new valve body you think?
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Actually if you go with a BTS valvebody it has the shift kit in it already. If you buy the shift kit you will install in your factory valvebody. The beauty of buying a BTS is you can have them set it up for your tuning or mods and the way you would like your trans to shift.
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As everyone else is saying, just get an aftermarket valvebody before any tuning. BTS, FTVB, etc. etc. They all do about the same thing..

That way, you can opt not to raise line pressure as you already have a "shift kit" in there doing the same thing with the factory pressure.
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I'm very happy with my BTS valve body. Give Brian a call, he's very easy to talk to.
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Old 04-13-2007, 03:40 AM
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Ok then, BTS valve-body it is. Is this something that is fairly easy to change out in a days time?
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Old 04-13-2007, 03:53 AM
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RE: BTS... do they have a web site and whats their number?
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