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Old 09-17-2009, 04:06 PM
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What to do about my blown tranny???

I blew messed my tranny up last night doing a offroad recovery.I DID get the CHEVY un-stuck and I did make it home but it will only shift 1st to 2nd.So,luckly it's under warrenty and my buddy is the top diesel mechanic at the ford dealership so he is going to be taken care of the replacement or rebuild.My question is what are my options for upgrades if it has to be replaced?I allready talked to him and he said just as long as I pay the diffrence between a ford replacement and an aftermarket upgraded unit, he could work it out.But if it is going to be rebuilt,which is our guess what should I buy for it.I have to upgrade because my current tranny which was brand new wouldn't hold up to my dp tuner.It would slip on the 120 race and the 140 setting.I didn't run those setting's much once I saw what it was doing to the tranny but I'm sure it contributed.What shift kits or valve bodies or other upgrades should I do while the tranny's open?Were can I get an upgraded unit? I'm getting ready to search the net but I figured you guys allready have and have the info I need!!! Let me know some websites or prices,anything that will help.Keep in mind I mostly drive on the street but I do take it offroad for recovery's.I need someting that will hold up but I'm not rich............thanks guy's
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Old 09-17-2009, 04:19 PM
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i hear valve bodies are pretty much the only thing to worry about on these..
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Old 09-17-2009, 04:24 PM
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Yea,but I don't know what kit to go with.....I want to get a shift kit...I don't have any idea of which one is the best though,maybe a upgraded torque convertor aswell but again,which one!!! There are so many choices I need to here what you guys upgaded with and how has it been holding up???Thanks for your respone 305
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Old 09-17-2009, 04:30 PM
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Get a BTS valve body.

Dont worry about "shift kit".. you can get tranny programming from Tony Wildman on your tunes
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Old 09-17-2009, 04:33 PM
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I got a dp tuner
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Old 09-17-2009, 04:34 PM
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Pretty sure, but dont quote me, that DP can also do trans tuning, and I know for sure TW can.. again dont quote me but I think TW will add a tune onto your DP. But I dunno.
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Old 09-17-2009, 04:42 PM
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I'm gonna talk with jody tomorrow and get his opnion.After some research,I think I'm gonna go with the john wood valve body.If I send in my core first it's about 225.Its susposed to work well with the dp.Now I need to research a good torque convertor and upgrade my tranny cooler and I should be good.
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Old 09-17-2009, 04:47 PM
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Good luck. Keep us posted!
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Old 09-17-2009, 04:54 PM
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thanks bro,you got it!
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How did your tranny work out? My converter just blew last week while at work. Yes, its a work truck as well as a daily driver. Went w/a ATS converter and clutches, not sure about the valve body to be honest. Works a lot better now. Bad part was I was out of town and not familiar w/the area. Not a lot of choices for shops though. So far so good.
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