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Last I knew the HD wasn’t available anymore?

It’s definitely not HD either.

Better frictions, some standard improvements included in a sonnax zip kit (case mods, pump mods, VB mods) and a better converter.

Ford does have a good warranty and dealer network though.
 

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Ok thanks for all the great advice. Is the dieselsite 4r100 better than a BTS? Also, I am considering buying better parts and bringing them to the shop to have them installed during the rebuild. Can somebody give me a list of parts and manufacturers of those parts? I know that will be a solid list so if there is a forum already providing that information feel free to drop a link. Thanks ahead of time
 

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Last I knew the HD wasn’t available anymore?
I don't know either....I just put the part number in AutoNation website, and a price popped up..

You'd have to call to find out for sure

Personally, I'd go with Ford Remanf. ""HD" ..."IF"" it were still available...:lookaround:
 

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Look for ATR qualified shops that network for a good warranty. That is my plan for this eventuality.
 

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Transmission shop my truck is at quoted me $1300 just to install a new tranny if I had one delivered to them. My buddy has a flatbed. I am considering getting my buddy to bring my truck to my house and have a BTS tranny delivered to my house. Do the swap in my driveway. I have ramps I can put the truck on. The only thing I would need is a tranny jack but I have read about people doing it with a floor jack. Thoroughly flush the coolers and lines. I would drop the tranny so when the new one is delivered I can send the old one back for the core charge.
 

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That's what I would do...

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Seemingly it's a good idea..
BUT, you'll probably have to wait 2-3 months for Brian @Bts to get you one...
Then you still have to pay freight of approx $750 [total both ways]..
My BTS tranny crapped out back in 2012 after, 9 yrs, & 140K/mi
Wanted him to replace it free of charge, which he said he'd do..
Just had to wait 3 months for him to get to it...
and $750 freight, plus $500 R&R....
So I Said forget it, & I just purchased a MotorCraft Remanf for $3000 installed...
3 yr, 100K warranty at any shop...
NOTE....YOU ABSOLUTE MUST CHANGE YOUR TRANSMISSION COOLER regardless what you do...
[Part of warranty]
$1300 R & R is a rip-off for sure...With my 4x4, it only took 2 guys about 2 hours to put the tranny in...
Join AAA, and have them tow your truck some where to be fixed...
Thats what I did...
 

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After driving with a motorcraft and BTS what do you have to say about how the torque converter and shifting is like?
 

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Greeting SCHunter;
The BTS tranny was ""GREAT"" for towing my #10,000 camper all over for 9 years & 140K/Mi
It finally gave out a few months 'after' we sold the camper...so I no longer needed the
the Precision Stallion triple disc torque converter that goes with the BTS set up...
It's been 6 yrs now, and 60K/mi on the Ford Reman. and every thing seems fine...
It all depends on what your going to be using the truck for...
Heat, and heavy loads will most certainly shorten the life of any tranny [IMO].
Shifting is fine on the Reman.
Yah, I know, it's a tough decision for you..it was for me any way...
But, money and time play factors in it...
You definitely want to get a 6.0 cooler in there..
That's another $3-400 to spend ..
Do us a favor....
Let us know what you have decided !!!!
 

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It isn't possible to flush a cooler well enough to reuse it.
 

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Brian isn’t too far behind now.

He used to be swamped with orders and things have settled down to a 2-3 week process.

Dieselsite usually has units ready to go but your looking at about 4K with shipping and diy install.

It’s not a bad Install. Consider a derale pan for ease of install and they are cheap.

If you want a local shop to do it

Install raybestos GPZ frictions
Sonnax zip kit (case, vb, pump mods)
E4OD full spline forward drum (gets rid of 4r100 half spline drum)
Triple disk converter. If your sub 350hp oem cover will be fine.
You can also purchase a 45 intermediate sprag, hardened sunshell.

Most of these parts are available at Oregon perf trans

A good cheap trans cooler is the Trucool 4739. Better than oem
 
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I bought an ATSG manual for the 4R100 and I am going to tackle the rebuild myself. I want to upgrade every part I can. I also want to do upgrades/maintenance while I have the tranny out like the up pipes. Right now I am considering bypassing the radiator, replacing the 6.0 cooler I just installed, and installing another cooler in front of the a/c condenser.
 

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e the tranny out like the up pipes. Right now I am considering bypassing the radiator, replacing the 6.0 cooler I just installed, and installing another cooler in front of the a/c condenser.
I don't think that's a good plan. The radiator cooler is a very effective cooler. You'll be losing a lot of cooling capacity if you bypass it.
 

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Mark you are right. I did some further research into that and looks like I will replace the radiator instead of bypassing it.
 

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Ok so I got my truck back to the house. I found that the tranny shop only pulled the pan off. They did not remove the transmission. With only 130k miles on the truck I am wondering if I can repair/replace the front pump, seal, and tc vs doing a full rebuild? What do you think? I am trying to find a list of parts for everything needed for the rebuild does anybody have one?
 

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Considering every rebuild is different....
You won't know what's worn without inspecting all of it

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If you tow a bit you are at the same place as me, on borrowed time...
 

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Ok this is the list I have so far. I still have some questions about what parts I can replace or upgraded. Any input is welcomed.

Transmission parts for rebuild/upgrade:
-Precision Stallion Triple Disc TC $1,140 (diesel innovations)
Or
-Diamond T Torque Converter 7.3L Power Stroke 650hp Triple Disk, Low Stall $580

Is the Precision TC worth the extra $600??

-TransGo Trugger kit 4R100-HD2 $75
-Sonnax Performance Pack HP-4R100-01 $150
-E4OD Forward Drum (Thread Plug)
-Suncoast Converters 4 Disc Coast Clutch Drum for 1999-2003 Ford 4R100 $350
-Suncoast Converters Dual Load Center Support for E4OD/4R100 $260

-SUNCOAST CONVERTERS XTREME REBUILD KIT FOR 1999-2003 FORD 4R100 $600
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-RACER X USA Ultimate Clutch Kit for Ford 4R100 transmissions $520
Is there a better complete rebuild kit??

-Transfer case gasket $5
-Red Eagle High Performance Band $18
-Bypass eliminator (I know this is debatable but I am doing it)

Supporting Maintenance/Upgrades while I have the tranny out:
-Up pipes
-Replace the radiator
-Replace the 6.0 tranny cooler
-Install second OTA tranny cooler in front of ac condenser
-Install tranny temp gauge


Any others?
 

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maybe a billet input shaft?
 

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Anybody?
 
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