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post #1 of 14 Old 06-09-2013, 10:24 AM Thread Starter
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any viable options for transmission?

Our 7.3 Excursion is a dedicated tow rig, and imI'm wondering if there is any transmission out there a guy could swap in the replace the stock 4speed transmission?

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As far as i know, the only options are a built stock unit or a ZF6 swap

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Are you looking for greater strength or more gears as your primary goal?

You can get greater strength with a Ford "heavy duty" build of the same transmission, or with one of the aftermarket options.

You can add a second transmission after the first, to double your gear options. GearVendors has a good list of ratios with the Ford automatics, various axels, and a gear splitter.
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Well more durability and more gears. Seems to me the 4 speed kills any towing potential and the major slipping it encounters changing gears has to be hard on the thing

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Slipping and such may be solvable with a rebuild. Or a performance rebuild with better components and a firmer-shifting valve body, without going to the expense of a full aftermarket transmission. Depends upon what sort of demands you're making of the transmission.
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The 7.3 Has the 38r turbo, intake, exhaust, and a Pheonix six position chip. What is it going to take to make the tranny reliable?

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That's beyond me - I can just point you in the right direction.

Hopefully, someone knows what sort of torque that setup is likely to develop, and what sort of transmission can take that level of torque.

One other factor will be how many miles you have on the existing transmission. If it's relatively-new, then maybe it just needs a valvebody. If it has 200k on it, then it probably makes sense to rebuild or replace it (that's my situation - firming up the shifts would just cause something else to fail, so I'll be rebuilding it this summer or fall).
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BTS and be done with it.

Research it, it's the real deal and there is still a waiting list so get on it as soon as you can.
Yea there are all kindsa of stage this that and the other trans out there for 450hp, I've smoked three of them before getting a BTS. They only come one way...stout!

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X2 BTS..don't need more gears just a BTS and HP-Tq to get it done.

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depending on your location...BTS or JW (John Woods..CA) transmissions.

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