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I have a 2001 a/t. With mild uprgades ''listed in sig" and im wondering what type of upgrades will sute my needs, im not pullin just daily driven with the occasional ford stompin. I do plan on more preformance upgrades. With all the parts available what is a must and what could be added.
 

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you could go with a torque converter and valve body upgrade. if you start building a lot more power you need to go internal. maybe a flexplate, rebuild kit, inputshaft, output shaft, and intermadiate shaft or just but a built tranny. the first two should suit you fine.
 

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bump.. any more?
 

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Build it like your gonna beat on it. You'll feel better. The more power you add the more your gonna want to run it hard. I have whats in my sig and the tranny hasn't missed a beat with over 20 passes and some serious street abuse. If you know your not gonna go boost launching and stuff you can save some money by leaving the stock shafts in, but If I were you I would atleast do a billet input and a laminated flexplate. if you don't plan on running a large charger (64 or 66) down the road get a good tight converter. Mine only drops 200 rpms when going into lock-up. Thats how tight it is.
 

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built it to hold 800+hp.....do it once and forget about it.....a lot cheaper in the long run
 

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so the best thing is to just go to town with it a replace every thing. new tc, vb, billet input/output and a flex plate. who would yall reccomend for some of these items and im not made of :$::$:.
 

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Your on the right track. Click the links in my sig and talk to either Wally at FTEDiesel, or Karl at RDPDiesel. :thumbsup
 

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When i replaced my stock one it was still in good working order, Just knew sooner or later it would dump. I had Coaltrain build me a complete trans. Its got billet input shafts so i can get away with light boost launches. I also got a 3 disk billet t/q. I only wish mine was more tight and dropped less rpms under light throttle. Give them a call, I got mine for a great price and it was tested to 600hp.
 

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ill have to look them up. i got a guy at a local tranny shop that used to build drag trannys for is own car and he said that he could do dome crazy stuff but woo was it pricey. im new to a/t's im more used to a m/t. so all this is a learning exerience.
 
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