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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-18-2013, 05:26 AM Thread Starter
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Alternate BTS plan.

OK gents need some opinions and advice. My 4r told me it hates me today so it needs replaced. Plan has always been for a BTS, however when I called the other day I was informed that the nearest build date was sometime in July. I really doubt mines gonna make it that long plus I have a trip planned for June so I'm exploring other options.
I don't want to dump money into any other auto besides a bts so here's my plan as of now. I found a decent priced zf6 with pedals and shifter locally. But its 2wd. So my thoughts are to get a gear vendors overdrive (which I want anyway) made to bolt to a 2wd tranny and accept my tcase off the back of it.

I know the zf6s have some short comings, main one being heat. Can that be solved by running a large auto trans cooler? Am I plum crazy?

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Re: Alternate BTS plan.

that sounds like a lot of work for a temporary fix... you also got to cut out the floor and weld in a floor from a hand shaker... by the time your done you could have bought a BTS

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Its no BTS, but Tousley has the HD4R100 for $2800 and if you have it shipped to a commercial address there is no shipping. I ordered one Tuesday afternoon and it showed up on Thursday. I will be installing it next week. It has a 3 year 100k mile warranty. You can also just get the regular one for 2100. My dad has 280K on his original tranny and its still going strong. Mine has 180K and I dont have to replace it but given the money the shops want for repairs I figured I would just bite the bullet and see if I can get another 200k out of the new one.

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Re: Alternate BTS plan.

Talk to Cary (OBS Wiz) he may have a build date sooner. I bought my BTS through him and he had several dates that were months earlier than what BTS themselves had available.

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that sounds like a lot of work for a temporary fix... you also got to cut out the floor and weld in a floor from a hand shaker... by the time your done you could have bought a BTS
Ya I knew about the floor thing but didn't realize it was weld in. A bts would be on order Monday if I could have it a couple of weeks.
If I can make a zf6 hold up a couple of years it wouldn't nessicarially be a temporary fix.

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Talk to Cary (OBS Wiz) he may have a build date sooner. I bought my BTS through him and he had several dates that were months earlier than what BTS themselves had available.
Thanks for the tip I'll pm him and see what he says.
Is anyone running a zf with decent power mods?

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Its no BTS, but Tousley has the HD4R100 for $2800 and if you have it shipped to a commercial address there is no shipping. I ordered one Tuesday afternoon and it showed up on Thursday. I will be installing it next week. It has a 3 year 100k mile warranty. You can also just get the regular one for 2100. My dad has 280K on his original tranny and its still going strong. Mine has 180K and I dont have to replace it but given the money the shops want for repairs I figured I would just bite the bullet and see if I can get another 200k out of the new one.
There is NO warranty for a HD4R100 if it is not installed by an authorized Ford dealer! If Ford installed it in your truck, and your truck is chipped or lifted with big tires, they will not warranty it! I was told this by more than one Ford dealer. They are a good Trans so hopefully you won't need the warranty!

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There is NO warranty for a HD4R100 if it is not installed by an authorized Ford dealer! If Ford installed it in your truck, and your truck is chipped or lifted with big tires, they will not warranty it! I was told this by more than one Ford dealer. They are a good Trans so hopefully you won't need the warranty!
Ya like I said before if it ain't a bts I'm not spending a dime on an automatic.

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Re: Alternate BTS plan.

Like others said, try getting ahold of CaryT (OBS Wiz) to see if has a trans available.

Also there are other quality trans builders out there beside BTS. You have John Woods (in CA) and The Punisher (in CT), do a search on them and you'll be more than satisfied. I would steer away from Suncoast.

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Re: Alternate BTS plan.

When I went and saw Jonathan for some tuning he had a bts sitting in the shop he offered to sell me. May want to get ahold of them or beans?

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