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Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Asheville, NC
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New transmission going in. Need build advice
The newly rebuilt 4R-100 is beginning it's rebuild tomorrow! I need some good solid build advice. The transmission just had a complete failure so it's coming out tomorrow and my local trans guy is going to start ordering parts.
I have an idea of where I want to start, and while I would like to just buy a BTS transmission (or similar transmission), the local shop guy is going to do the build.
Long story short. This transmission that failed is under a one year warranty and it failed just short of it's warranty expiration so I'm at the mercy of the local trans shop to fix it and they are cooperative and going to do so on their own dime......obviously.
I want a choice in some of the parts though, and I know that they won't go as far as a full BTS type build, etc., but they HAVE agreed to speak with me about convertor choice, valve body choice, and clutch choice.
Any and all advice would be appreciated but if someone could tell me if I'm on the right track to start out with:
A good triple disc convertor and suggestion on make/model of same
suggestion on valve body
should I get a new pump installed as well?
aftermarket pan (3 or so extra quarts)???
I'm good with a cooler for now but may go with a 6.0 trans cooler while i'm in there or VERY shortly after.