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greetings and happy thanksgiving all !!! So here is the dilemma , I know nothing and need to swap out a c4 for an overdrive unit . Aod durable but ..no electonic controls, aode better, 4r70w, is this an aode with different electronics and gearing?
what I do know :
Aod has cable for control and odd shift pattern for manual
all the others will need a majic box , from Baumann I think
what I want :
normal shift pattern , tunability
durability
Thanks to all and enjoy the day Bob
 

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It would all depend on what engine combo you are running. I myself like the AOD because no electronics are needed other than hooking up a TV cable to the throttle. The AOD does have a poorly designed valvebody from the factory when you want to manually shift it, however there is a company producing a valvebody that corrects this flaw. Check Performance Automatics website. They offer all types of transmission combos and also offer a valve body called the AOD Hold valve body which allows manual control of the trans without harming the transmission.
 

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The 4R70W is an all around better box. Takes more torque, has a wide ratio gear set (higher first gear than the other two) and with the use of Performance Automatic's Smart Shift you can control everything with a single box and a twist of a knob. It's the same box as PCS's Simple Shift, but you can get a package deal (trans and controller) via Performance Automatic.

Call and ask for Harvey and tell him I sent ya...



HTH...
Mark
 

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excellent !! Thanks guys
 

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My Lentech Street Turdinator Plus AOD just died for the second time in less than 5000 miles, so I'm looking for a replacement. I'm leaning heavily toward a 4R70W with a Baumann controller. Now I just have to find one...I think I'm going to just get a used one from a junkyard this time instead of paying megabucks for a rebuilt one from a shop who supposedly knows what they're doing but sold me (twice :cursing:) a big pile of crap instead.

For a Ford SB, you'll need 4R70W from a 3.8L Mustang or a 5.0L 4x2 Explorer in order for the bellhousing to match up to the block. From my research, 98-02 is the optimal year range. Newer than '02 have some upgrades, but don't have provisions for a VSS or speedo cable.

Lots of good info here, but it takes some wading through: Click Click Racing - Click Click Racing


Pete
 

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My Lentech Street Turdinator Plus AOD just died for the second time in less than 5000 miles, so I'm looking for a replacement. I'm leaning heavily toward a 4R70W with a Baumann controller. Now I just have to find one...I think I'm going to just get a used one from a junkyard this time instead of paying megabucks for a rebuilt one from a shop who supposedly knows what they're doing but sold me (twice :cursing:) a big pile of crap instead.

For a Ford SB, you'll need 4R70W from a 3.8L Mustang or a 5.0L 4x2 Explorer in order for the bellhousing to match up to the block. From my research, 98-02 is the optimal year range. Newer than '02 have some upgrades, but don't have provisions for a VSS or speedo cable.

Lots of good info here, but it takes some wading through: Click Click Racing - Click Click Racing


Pete
01 would be the last year for the 5.0 explorer they went to the 4.6 in 02
 
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