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Ok i need a bit of help. I know a lot of people on here have experience with rebuilding E4ODs and 4R100s so i know i will find the answer here.
I own a '97 F250 Light Duty. For those that do not know, it is an F150 but the GVWR is bumped up to 7700, 3.73 gears, a 10.25 rear end, 8.8 IFS, power steering cooler, 7.3L engine oil cooler with remote filter, stiffer springs and still keeps the torsion bars but wears F250 badges.
Now lately i have been slowly converting it to an offroad ranch truck able to tow a medium 5th wheel cattle trailer around town. I have so far went with E range tires in 275/65-17, re-packed the leaf springs, changed all of the front suspension pieces to Moog, and done a mild tune up. Now i am coming to the transmission. The filter and oil have not been changed since we bought the truck in '03 plus i do not know the condition of the factory oil cooler. I plan to upgrade the cooler to a 6.0 powerstroke cooler but before i do that i want to rebuild the trans.
A while back we were towing a 6'x12' u-haul with about a 3/4-ton load on it to a job site. This should be a walk in the park for this truck but something just did not seem right. The engine did not seem to struggle so much as the trans just seemed like it could not get the power to the ground under load. I know there are a lot of other things that need to be fixed but the trans is one of the first things i need done.
I do plan to purchase either a set of gauges for some things like trans temp, oil temp/press, fuel ect. or an SCT livewire. But for now does anyone know if someone like BTS or ATS work on Non-Superduty E4OD transmissions or can someone give me a tip on a shop in Texas that can not only rebuild but beef up as well.
1997 F250 Light Duty 5.4L 4x4
2000 Expedition XLT 5.4L 2WD (to be traded for Excursion)
2006 Mustang GT Modified