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post #1 of 7 Old 08-07-2006, 12:01 PM Thread Starter
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Trans upgrades

I have been thinking for a while about installing a good trans shift controller. I jsut recently sold my superchips tuner and managed to get in on the great deal Nate from Cowboy Diesel Perf. was offering. After I got rid of the superchip I noticed my tranny was running hotter than normal (right around 180 F) I assume this is from the lack of the tuner programming and to my knowledege the TS 6 position chip dosent have any tranny controls integrated into it. I just ordered a heavy duty trans cooler and hopefully will have it in a week or so. I just wanted to get an idea of what the next best/cheapest possible upgrade would be to compliment the new trans cooler Im bout to install. Any ideas/comment as alway are greatly appreciated!

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I would say the Suncoast upgrades for the Valvebody would be a great start. There are several easily installed upgrades that will change the way the transshifts, firmness, and holding power.

Here are some suggestions -

Tugger Kit
.500 Line Mod
The Cooler Bypass eliminator is HIGHLY Recomended.

These should all be easily installed by a novice mechanic with simple hand tools. No special tooling ( except a tq wrench). I think this would really help clean up your trans and help keep your temps down and performance up.

Also, never hurts to fill teh transmissioin with a good synthetic lube instead of the usual petrolium stuff. Proven to reduce temps!
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Excellent man,
I appreciate your input. I do have one more inqury though, are these part for the E40D or 4R100 trans or does it matter?

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Those are parts for the E4OD, but there are similar parts available for the 4R100. All those can be found on Suncoast's website www.suncoastconverters.com
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Just curios why you sold the superchips tuner, I was thinking of buying one because it changed the tranny shift points.
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You could also get BD valve bodys and pressure locs through any one of the sponsoring dealers on this website.

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I haven't sold my superchips. I am currently working with the upper level of Superchips Tech department to resolve our issues. So far things are looking good. I have yet tohave a problem with a superchips on a Powerstroke. So far all our issues have involved 2006 Cummins powered trucks. Nothing major, just annoying for the most part. So, I would still say that the Superchips Microtuner PN 1705 would be a great mod for your truck. That and a valve body and you would really have a nice combo. Never mind the extra 100 hp!

BD has some nice transmission mods, too. Only one i know of that sends out a Ford valvebody and not just parts.
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