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Old 05-18-2014, 01:26 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by jamesrxx951 View Post
That is not true at all with the Ford transmissions in their Super Duties. The 5R110W that has been out since 2003 has been bullet proof compared to the shear amounts of them out there. Being that they were installed in every diesel truck since 2003 and diesel van starting with the 6.0L and then gassers in 05, there has to be way more of them out there than Allisons in the lighter duty GM diesel trucks. Even the 4R100's have a very strong track record in work trucks.
After further research, I'd tend to agree with you. I think the failed trannys I had been reading about were all due to modded trucks. I have read that if you add even the simplest mod to the 4R100 when tuning a 7.3 it will really make a difference in longevity.

BTW, I went out and bought a 7.3 F350 Crew Cab because my daughter is too tall for the back seat in the Dodge Ram. Now I have to sell that V10 Ram. But I got a good deal on it so I'll be able get more for it than I paid. Ironically, the Dodge 2500 V10 gassser has more towing capacity than my F350 7.3 diesel dually. I would've never thought that to be the case. I really like that V10. It is super durable. But I have no use for two trucks so it will have to go. I'm getting the same fuel economy in the gasser as the diesel when it comes to towing. Haha.

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