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Old 08-08-2010, 07:15 AM
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DIY TRQ Converter install

I am seriously thinking of buying a BD trq converter, I was wondering if any of you have installed one yourself? I have an atv jack and a standard jack and was contemplating if this would be too hard for a do it yourselfer in a home garage just due to the lack of a lift.
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Old 08-08-2010, 01:27 PM
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I'm sure it is possible. a friend of mine owns a shop/lifts. between myself and two other guys with all the proper stuff/tools it seems like it too us every bit of a sunday to remove the trans/transfer case. install a shift kit, put it all back together with a triple disk converter and get me on my happy way. given it was not a huge rush we could have done it faster but man I would imagine it would have sucked doing it on our backs.

however when i was in HS, i used to pull the trans out of my camaro SS almost all the time breaking clutches and stuff by myself on my back with just 3/8 drive sockets and hand tools...I guess it just depends on your motivation level.
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Old 08-08-2010, 01:31 PM
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you can do it at home its not that big of a deal but id skip on the BD convertor and get a PI convertor... Give Brian at BTS a call and talk to him about them.
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Old 08-08-2010, 02:15 PM
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Get a PI converter from pure diesel power.
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I did mine alone in my driveway, with the help of a trans jack, took maybe 3 hours and half of an hour was messing with a stripped convertor nut.

maybe pickup a set of uppipe donuts just incase you notice some soot on the firewall while the trans is out, as they are much easier to change with the trans out.
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Old 08-09-2010, 06:19 AM
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Up pipe donuts? Sorry unknown to me..what are you refering to?

Ill look at the PI converter as well.

Thanks guys.

P.S. Phiber Optik, are your wheels XD..if so do the center caps fit over your hubs or did you take the cap off for access to the hub if you need it.
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Old 08-09-2010, 03:45 PM
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up pipes are the ones that connect the exhaust manifolds to the turbo's exhaust housing, they are notorious for leaking which will leave black soot around the pipes and on the firewall, the negative effects of the leak are lower boost, higher EGT's, power loss, black smoke out the exhaust.

They are a real pain in the a$$ to change because of the location, but if you have the trans out it makes things much easier, the donut (gasket) is very cheap.

as for my wheels, yes they are XD's and no the center caps don't fit my factory hubs, front or rear.
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Old 08-09-2010, 05:51 PM
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Thanks Phiber Optik!..I just ordered the XD wheels for my rig..I talked to the tech guy at the warehouse and XD has a center cap that is supposed to fit OVER the hub and still give you access to the center to lock them in or out(auto or lock) and they go for 20 bucks ea.

here is the nomeclature.

2 ITEM#- 10004905
OPEN CENTER CAPS FOR 4WD F350
WHEEL PRO

They have to make them it takes an additional 2 weeks so I ordered them. Ill let you know how they look/ fit if you want.
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Old 08-10-2010, 02:54 PM
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yea sure let me know how they work out.

i'm sure I could cut the ones I have but it's not really worth my time, as the ones I have are cheap chromed plastic ones and I wouldn't want to put them on the truck anyways.
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If your trans is a stocker a PI or BTS converter isn't recomended. Best option is a 6.0 Tq converter. Ours are a direct replacement for yours and doesn't require additional mods. Pm if we can help.

Cary
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