Drivetrain So I'm planning on building my tranny

Discussion in 'SN95 4.6L Mustang Tech' started by CornholiusTheGreat, Dec 28, 2012.


  1. CornholiusTheGreat

    CornholiusTheGreat New Member

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    You can go ahead and erase the Silence of the Lambs mental pictures now, we're talking about transmissions here. :p

    I'm currently in the process of doing my suspension and brakes (I'll to a Wilwood kit eventually, but I have a good setup now), and the next thing on the docket is my transmission build. Handling and braking are priority uno, but I still plan to make biggish power (430-550 perhaps).

    Here's what I'm after:

    Retaining the 4R70W
    Must be safe to manually shift, and promptly shift when I tell it to
    Able to place it in drive (traffic sucks), and must not be a pain in the ass in traffic
    Okay to run on a road course occasionally, though most of its days are A to B
    Durability, durability, durability

    I know I will want to get a transcooler, so that's already on my list. But, what after that? I don't know a ton about transmissions, and truthfully I don't think I quite understand how they work. I considered a manual swap, but the day I build a dedicated track car I'll stick a T56 in it; this car is a DD, and traffic around here is a pain in the ass.

    Can anyone fill me in on the Lentech valve bodies? I hear there's a manual one that can be placed in drive when you want. Also, is a shift kit still necessary (or J-Mod), or is that dealt with when you replace the valve body? Also, I assume I will promptly need a tune, even when I mate it back up to the factory engine.

    Thanks in advance, sorry for the novel!
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  2. CornholiusTheGreat

    CornholiusTheGreat New Member

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    Bump?

    I'm sure there's some smart fellas here who want to help.
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    Apparently we're all stick shift fans
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    tannerc91gt More durable than coconuts and twice as fast

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    Id take it to the corral. There are knowledgeable people here, but you'd have a thread full of answers over thereof already
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