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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-27-2010, 02:53 AM Thread Starter
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Tranny Upgrade

I'm looking to upgrade my tranny from stock form, and have been asking some friends about what to have done, and where to get it done. So far, I have encountered two problems: 1, most of them own dodges or that 'c' word brand, and don't really have any good first-hand experience in a Powerstroke with a built tranny, and 2, they've all got different opinions and so I get a different idea from each buddy.

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Since a lot of you on here have experience with this same upgrade, i'd like to hear what has or hasn't worked out well for you, and where did you have it done? I'm not really familiar with these heavy duty transmissions, so i'm trying to research and spend my money wisely.

Also, I should add that i've got a 2000 F250 with a cold air kit and a TS chip as the only performance upgrades. I would like to build this transmission to hold around 500-600 hp, as I do plan more upgrades. Thanks in advance for any help!
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With that hp I would suggest a JohnWood or a BTS depending on what part of the country you are in. They both build a good strong trans. John Wood is in Holtville, Ca (southern) I think BTS is in Arkansas. If I'm wrong someone will jump in and correct me. Good luck.

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I have a BTS in both my trucks and I can't say enough about the company or their product. It can withstand abusive power guaranteed!


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BTS is what I have and its the best investment on my truck. Guaranteed to withstand getting its A$$ kicked. Awesome product and the customer service is unbeatable.

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Another vote for BTS here. I did not have them build my tranny as i was short on cash but i know i will regret that decision soon.

I had a local and very trust worthy friend that specializes in the 4R100 build mine for me and i got to say that so far i am very impressed. Although im not throwing out the HP numbers you are looking for it does the job very well. For 2500 i had everything done. A BTS will be around 4300 but it's more than worth it.

For a budget build you may want to contact RacerX (site sponsor). He will have everthing you need there also.

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With that hp I would suggest a JohnWood or a BTS depending on what part of the country you are in. They both build a good strong trans. John Wood is in Holtville, Ca (southern) I think BTS is in Arkansas. If I'm wrong someone will jump in and correct me. Good luck.
And yes,BTS is in Arkansas.Evan if you upgrade with some of thier parts they will credit you those parts towards a new tranny if you decide to get the whole tranny later.

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John Wood is in Holtville, Ca (southern)
You were right on that count--Holtville is almost close enough to Mexico to where you could throw a rock from one country into the other...
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We have droped shiped BTS trans all over the country..great prices..PM if we can get you a quote.

We only carry the BEST parts and never compromise just to get a sale.

Dealer for: Full Force, Tymar, BTS, Icon, Pure Performance, TW tunes, just to name a few.

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Really depends on where you are. I'm in the same boat as Dirtboy25. I had a local shop build it for $2200 with any and all abuse covered under warranty for 5 years, then prorated for life. I plan on making the same power you do, so we'll see how she holds up. I'm very satisfied with it so far.

I needed a transmission, and couldn't wait for one. I blew it up 4th of July weekend.

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