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post #1 of 90 (permalink) Old 06-17-2010, 05:22 AM Thread Starter
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John Wood Tranny

I'm saving up right now for a John Wood tranny being that he's located closer to me on the west coast. I called bts 3 times and no one seems to answer. i tried calling beans to ask some ? about the bts tranny and left a message and no one ever returned my call. John called me back in a timely matter and answered my questions and was very knowledgeable which was greatly appreciated.


So i want to hear from people that have a john wood tranny and hear how they like them, and what tranny of his they have.

2002 F-250 4x4 CCSB+, BTS Trans, Gtp38r turbo,Non EBPV pedistal, Bellowed ceramic coated uppipes, Rosewood AA single shot 180cc injectors, Tony wildman tunes, 4" turbo back exhaust, Tymar intake, zoodad mod,AIH delete, 315/75/16 tires, 3.73 gears.

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post #2 of 90 (permalink) Old 06-17-2010, 05:33 AM
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John is a very good guy to talk to and willing to give advice. I wouldn't hesitate to do business with him.
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post #3 of 90 (permalink) Old 06-17-2010, 06:45 AM
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I have John's Towmaster trans in my Excursion. Got it a few years back and it's working flawlessly.

You'll be happy with John's product. He does more custom machining of hard parts in his trans than anyone building transmissions, and he does it all himself on his lathe.

It's just my opinion, but I think he builds the best 4R100 money can buy. When it comes time to replace the 4R100 trans in my F250 and my Lightning, John will be the only one considered.

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- 38R, AC's, MBRP 4", AFE Big Boost, JW valve body, Riiffraff HPX soft line & CCV, ITP's OBA, Live Tuned by Jody

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- John Wood 4R100, AFE Stage 2, MBRP 4", 1.0 housing, WW, F5, V and B code springs, ITP's OBA and pre-pump kit.
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Re: John Wood Tranny

In no REAL order:

John Wood
BTS
Diesel Innovations

All others are pretty much junk.
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I'm a BTS dealer and 1/2 hour from you..A JW trans equal to a BTS will cost more.

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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I'm a BTS dealer and 1/2 hour from you..A JW trans equal to a BTS will cost more.
Wrong. People that know both transmissions know the scoop.

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- John Wood 4R100, AFE Stage 2, MBRP 4", 1.0 housing, WW, F5, V and B code springs, ITP's OBA and pre-pump kit.
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To the OP,

I have been to John's shop, and still made the DRIVE to BTS. I just felt for MY hard earned money, BTS was a better choice for me.(I needed the vacation anyway)

Before this thread turns into another pissing match. Make you own mind up. I know what my BTS cost and what it can handle. I never priced out a JW, with knowing what it would need to handle.

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Little air, fuel and oil and a BTS.

533/1050 5-8-10

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I answered the post as a BTS dealer as the OP couldn't get in touch with BTS. Hindsight I should have just PM'd

Please don't take what I said as anything against John at all! I know John well and highly respect him. We have a business relationship.

He has 4 levels of trans builds and they are priced apon what he does to them based on the customers HP and usage. Please call him and discuss his builds or pricing.

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hmmm it took about 2 weeks for a return call from john but when I called Brian to ask a few questions he answered on the second ring.


BTS all the way.

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Wrong. People that know both transmissions know the scoop.

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Please elucidate. Factor in the rebuild cost of the 2nd or maybe the 3rd transmission seeing as how Brian will rebuild them for nothing as long as you own it. IIRC, BTS is $4100 so what is JW's top of the line worth?

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