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Old 08-21-2012, 03:36 AM
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School Me On The Auto Tranny

Thinking of stepping my game up from my '97 PSD w/ a ZF5 to a newer PSD.

Every 99-02 7.3 I've found optioned how I like is an automatic; school me on these transmissions.

I do tow quite often, the heaviest load being just under 10k.

The truck will be my daily driver.

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Old 08-21-2012, 07:59 PM
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Are you running a chip or programmer? The 4r100 is pretty good stock put if you start adding power they can go fast more so with programmers. Cheapest upgrades for the 4r100 would be a vaulve body and a 6.0 tranny cooler. Gauges would be a good idea if you dont already have them. I belive 220* is boarder line 250* you toasted the tranny. Im sure others will have other info that is better then mine but that should get you started.
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just keep lookin u will find a 6 speed. 4r100's dont like power they tend to slip and slam. trust me i know. im glad i did the zf swap instead of a rebuild
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just keep lookin u will find a 6 speed. 4r100's dont like power they tend to slip and slam. trust me i know. im glad i did the zf swap instead of a rebuild
Is there a way to set up the 4r100 to be both auto and standared? I saw it on a pulling post on here set up in a dodge. just woundered if it was something that could be done with our fords or if it something partial to dodges
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I wouldn't worry with a 4R. External spin on filter, big trans cooler, and valve body would be first things to do. I do get tired of not being able to keep it in the power band I want and have that lack of power with an unlocked TC.
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Is there a way to set up the 4r100 to be both auto and standared? I saw it on a pulling post on here set up in a dodge. just woundered if it was something that could be done with our fords or if it something partial to dodges
There is...PCS controller. But you need to have custom tuning done, plus incorporate the buttons to shift. It's expensive, and you still have a weaker transmission.

If I could do it again, I would have a ZF6.
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Old 08-26-2012, 07:15 PM
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stock 4r100= cow dung.
built 4r100=goood.


Class over.
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There is...PCS controller. But you need to have custom tuning done, plus incorporate the buttons to shift. It's expensive, and you still have a weaker transmission.

If I could do it again, I would have a ZF6.
Ah ok i was thinking if it was cheaper and possibly easier id do that but I still have my heart set on a Zf6. Being a poor college student though, it wont happen any time soon
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4r100's are tough enough for 450whp or less w/ a valve body and torque convertor upgrade.
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OOOk. So I bought a 2002 yesterday with 177k miles.
Now the tranny talk really needs to begin:

If I do any upgrades at all they will be Beans stage one injectors, upgraded HPOP, upgraded IDM, an upgraded turbo to match the injectors, and a tuner to keep all that in check (I'll probably only get stock, economy, and towing tunes).
I will only upgrade those items as they fail, so all that will happen over time.

With those items in mind what do y'all think I need to do on my transmission? I do plan on doing the cooler upgrade, and a bigger transmission pan upgrade.
What about valve bodies? Which ones should I go with?
What else should I do?
What order would you do the transmission upgrades?

Thanks!!
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