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post #1 of 12 Old 10-21-2010, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation my trans finally died what to get now i need input

i been looking on ebay and found one for 1750$ and it says performance but i donno it has 3 yr 100000 mile warranty and i would get an ats torqe converter the 5 star one otherwise a bts but i cant afford one right now please give me input i need my truck running asap all input is appreciated let me know what i should do i want to stay cheap but if its not worth it to get cheap tell me tell me what you got and how u like it thanks guys i know you will guide me

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suncoasts are ~2500...

Sun Coast Converters Diesel Transmissions, Fort Walton Beach FL

...everyone is gonna tell you to bite the bullet and go BTS but you already know $$$

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what happened? cheapest would be master rebuild kit and TQ would be about 800$ +/- if u do it yourself
noob transmission rebuild ... for the poor man
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Don't screw around. Diesel Innovations, Brian's Truck Shop, or John Wood. There is a REASON to have an expert build the trans.

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Don't screw around. Diesel Innovations, Brian's Truck Shop, or John Wood. There is a REASON to have an expert build the trans.
If you've got $3-5K to spend and need a bullet proof, long life trans I'm sure that's the right answer.

BUT, in most cases the stock trans went over 100k, not everybody needs better than what came with their truck.

I've been cut & pasteing all of wiyrs's thread as he posted it I'd be up for doing my own when needed!
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Ok, you can cut and paste the info as well. And someone can come in behind you and cut and paste numerous threads about "rebuilds" failing at 20-30-50k.


...even on stock trucks.

And 3-5K doesn't really mean you get a bullet proof trans. I have a bit of money tied up in mine, but I've bought parts from BTS, John Wood, and DI. The trans was assembled by DI (closer to me) after long conversations about what I wanted. My truck doesn't always put out maximum power. Rarely do I take it out of daily tune. Driving around town, hauling the ATV and equipment to the deer lease, or pulling a '35 TT.

If you are DETERMINED to build a trans, do yourself a favor and pay attention.

Sonnax accumulator parts. Do not go above the .347 (I think). I have a .427 (I think, I have a lot of details written down at home). They go all the way to .500. This is stupid and most trucks will shift like crap.

You can use the Trans-go plate. to help to the valve body with the Sonnax parts, but it's a moot point. Build the trans to be tough, tune shifting characteristics within the tuning. BTS uses the plate, John Wood and DI usually doesn't. Stay away from FTVB's. I don't like them at all.

Stay away from alto reg eagle clutches and steels. They are crap. Use only Borg-Warner clutches and steels.

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If you are DETERMINED to build a trans, do yourself a favor and pay attention.

Sonnax accumulator parts. Do not go above the .347 (I think). I have a .427 (I think, I have a lot of details written down at home). They go all the way to .500. This is stupid and most trucks will shift like crap.

You can use the Trans-go plate. to help to the valve body with the Sonnax parts, but it's a moot point. Build the trans to be tough, tune shifting characteristics within the tuning. BTS uses the plate, John Wood and DI usually doesn't. Stay away from FTVB's. I don't like them at all.

Stay away from alto reg eagle clutches and steels. They are crap. Use only Borg-Warner clutches and steels.
OK,,, I've added your recommendations to the notes
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OK,,, I've added your recommendations to the notes
I would have DI, BTS, or John Wood handle the valve body. If you feel that you must do it,

Sonnax Transmission, Torque Converter, Performance, Driveline Parts :: High Performance Transmission :: Ford :: 4R100

And stay away from this:

Sonnax Transmission, Torque Converter, Performance, Driveline Parts :: High Performance Transmission :: 96948-05K :: Part Summary

EDIT:

And I do like this little piece..

http://www.sonnax.com/part_summary.php?id=3642&pl=3

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I got a pullout from a wreck that works. going to run that while I rebuild mine with the help from the link above. Going to get the ARI TC I think.

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You may want to check..for a DYI kit call John Wood, better than any kit your going to find on the web.
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