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John Woods transmission reviews

Looking for good and bad reviews on john woods trans towmaster. I have an appointment to get one installed and want to know the good and bad. I have searched over and over again qnd cant find anythng bad. I have been saving for years for this trans and cant wait. What iw the most you have pulled in and out of overdrive? Thanks

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I do not have a JW but looked high and low for any bad, could not find anything but good on John Woods and BTS. Work the cash if towing heavy

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Re: John Woods transmission reviews

I've never heard anything bad, only lots of good. I was going to buy one from him, but when I called 5x throughout the day, no one ever answered the phone. So, I bought a BTS. . A nice southern bell answered the first ring. :p

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John's a great trans builder you will be very happy..Tell john I said Hi!

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I called John about a early 99 F350 diesel truck I was interested in buying and wanted to find out the history of his tranny in the truck. John actually remembered the truck and the transmission when I gave him the background story.

I asked him about his warranty and transferability. His reply shocked me: "My name is literally on the transmission. (He welds a nametab to the housing) "While my transmissions have an X # of years written warranty, my policy is if there is ever a problem, you pay the shipping and parts, and I will fix it . . . no labor costs." That is confidence in one's workmanship.

. . . and yes, I did buy the truck.

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Summitdog, I have had the pleasure of meeting John and running all the way down to holtville to have him work on my 01. I have a 27' 5th wheel and a 20' car trailer that I pull a EB to events and such. He is a great guy and you will not be dissappointed at all. My rig alone weights 9k and shifts perfectly. Good luck with the new buy. Brian

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I've never heard anything bad, only lots of good. I was going to buy one from him, but when I called 5x throughout the day, no one ever answered the phone. So, I bought a BTS. . A nice southern bell answered the first ring. :p

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Same here. I called a few times, left a briefly detailed message regarding a valve body that I wanted to purchase from him and even sent him an email for additional info. Due to the lack of response Ive decided to take my business somewhere else. I had the same issue with BTS. No response to my emails.

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There's a reason he's hard to get ahold of: he builds some of the best transmissions available and stands behind his work. When my 5R110 gives up the ghost, a JW replacement will be my first choice.

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Sucio, Sorry to here that John hasn't gotten back to you. Not tryin to make excuses for him but I can tell you this. When I went down there his shop is divided into 2 shops. One being everything to do with automotive and the shop he works out of, the tranny shop with its own machine shop. I was there all day. He had my tranny out, I would say in less than 20 minutes. Rolled it into his small personal machine shop, tore it down, machined case/housing all the drums cleaned it and reassembled it all in front of me. By the time he installed it test drove it and billed me it was 8pm. With both of us happy with the performance of the tranny shifting, I drove back to my hotel. Mind you there is no secretary or front desk person to answer phones, bill, etc. I think that helps keep costs down and more personal attention to the build. The next day I drove home, which for me was about 12 hours. if you haven't done anything with your tranny yet the wait you might incounter will be worth it

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Same here. I called a few times, left a briefly detailed message regarding a valve body that I wanted to purchase from him and even sent him an email for additional info. Due to the lack of response Ive decided to take my business somewhere else. I had the same issue with BTS. No response to my emails.
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