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Old 07-11-2006, 09:56 PM
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Question Help with Tranny parts - recommendations

Howdy all,
DieselNut made a couple of recommendations and I wanted to ask the forum what you think I should do to get my stock '01 tranny as bullet proof as possible for towing my 5-er, as well as rocketing around town in it...a request - talking to me about technical stuff, parts, etc. is like talking to your wife, girlfriend or granny - go slow, don't use acronyms and abbreviations, and be patient-thanks! I'm good with Google and will use powerstroke.org vendors - just need some guidance from those that have been there before.

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Originally Posted by Diesel Nut
I am a Suncoast distributer...Suncoast builds some great stuff! For you, i would recommend a Converter and valvebody. The converter will help out your power to the ground and the valvebody will help control shifts and pressures to the converter, and clutches. A full rebuild is ideal, but kinda spendy. I am running a sale on Suncoast products right now, so check it out in the vendors forum! Thanks!
Jason
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I have been considering a shift kit and torque converter, after talking with Marc and others. Per Jason, the shift kit is part of the 'valvebody' (I think) - I don't know what budget I'll have in a couple of months, but it won't be a ton, that's for sure...any ideas on what I should be looking at? What did you do to your tranny that you really can recommend I consider? What did it cost?
Thanks a lot for your time.

Greg
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Bump!!!!
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where do I get "bumped" to? Still getting up on my pstroke.org protocols.
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The trans you have is a 4R1oo ,this unit was designed by Ford to handle the excess torque of the powerstroke. but again they forgot that when you give customers the opportunity to haul larger loads they will do it.
Slow soft shifts and convertors that have stall speeds that are to high for towing heavy loads are a ticking bomb waiting to go off.
HEAT is the KILLER.First thing, install the largest,highest flowing trans cooler you can findand install it in series with your stock cooler.
At BD here we build and sell custom built units ,designed for the customer who tows heavy,and makes the weekend run at the stripe.These trans and convertors are quarenteed to 400-450 rear wheel HP.push ,pull,or drag whatever you want.You can purchase just a convertor and accumalator valve body or go all the way to the custom built trans.
Convertors are all furnise brazed units ,that have custom stators,torrinton stly bearing and larger lockup linning surfaces.
Accumaltor valve bodies include all nessary valves and sprigs to customize shift points for your driving style.
Transmissions all have updated clutch packs and more clutchs for each gear,all aluminun sprague units are replaced with steels,and lube circuits are changed to direct lube to parts of transmission that BD feels are lacking like the overdive unit itself.We even recommend that you tow in overdrive if you have enough power to do it.
Their are many good quality transmission builders around but I feel BD has one of the best on the market and we back it up with our nation wide warranty.
If you want more technical info give me a call and I will hook you up with BD's Ford Trans specialist.
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Marc is just bumping the thread back to the top so hopefully someone will see it that can help you!
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Marc is just bumping the thread back to the top so hopefully someone will see it that can help you!
Thanks for that clarification...and thank you haroldatBD - that's what I needed!

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Talking Santa...

We've chated b4, I Have a SunCoast Full master rebuild kit that comes with more clutch packs than stock and their High perf TC, By the way I was told by my Mech that the SunCoast TC comes with a 2 year warranty with unlimited HP unlimited TQ Can't beat that.
PS : I am very happy with the Sun Coast upgrades, I also have the MagHytek Pan. Just add a good Gauge first then if you run consistently above 200 and border 235 or 240 you will need a better cooler, but find out what you run prior to the change, and keep that ATF super clean for no worries
PSS: A recent article in a diesel mag stated that if the fluid in Our specific Trannys goes above 250F it must be changed to prevent poss transmission failure.

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We've chated b4, I Have a SunCoast Full master rebuild kit that comes with more clutch packs than stock and their High perf TC, By the way I was told by my Mech that the SunCoast TC comes with a 2 year warranty with unlimited HP unlimited TQ Can't beat that.
PS : I am very happy with the Sun Coast upgrades, I also have the MagHytek Pan. Just add a good Gauge first then if you run consistently above 200 and border 235 or 240 you will need a better cooler, but find out what you run prior to the change, and keep that ATF super clean for no worries
PSS: A recent article in a diesel mag stated that if the fluid in Our specific Trannys goes above 250F it must be changed to prevent poss transmission failure.
Yep, thanks for the reminder. I kept your original post as I educate myself as much as possible. I already have a big aftermarket tranny cooler on my truck and I run about 160-165 normally. Towing, I stay around 175, unless I'm pulling a big hill with switchbacks, traffic is going slow, etc. then I might reach 190-200. But that's rare. I guess that's good! So I have the gauge/sensor already there if I did the upgrades.

I'll let you know what happens!
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