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PDPRacing's 5R55E Transmission upgrade package

Here it is the 5R55E Transmission upgrade from PDPRacing.

Contents:

-torque Converter
-updated 5R55E Valve body with new shift solenoids and 2 shift kits built to order.
-new pan magnet
-filter
-gasket
-couple of seals
-instructions!

As a side note not all the items listed above come with the kit, but they are added options if you prefer to have them

I plan to install it this weekend, I will give a report on how difficult it is and if the normal mechanic can handle it.

I am also going to adjust the bands back into spec.

Expect several pictures!

here are the ones from the parts




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nice! i like it....let me know about it....i might be interested....
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will do ive already ridden in a truck that has this in it. i know what its gonna be like. hehe
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Price? Yes I know I have I stick but I'm looking at an auto Ranger.
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I will have to ask him. i added other items so im sure the price is different. plus he has not given me a total for this item. i think its around 1300. but dont quote me
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I will have to ask him. i added other items so im sure the price is different. plus he has not given me a total for this item. i think its around 1300. but dont quote me
Not bad.
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I'm off on the price. he is going to reply in here tonight.
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Ok guys, here are the prices.

Stage 3 Transmission upgrade includes:

-Updated and re calibrated valve body

-Intermediate servo, servo cover, spring, and seal

-Tapered orifice for band release

-Double lipped seal for low/reverse servo

-Band adjusting nuts

-Pan gasket and filter

-Additive

-Thorough Instructions including torque specs

$549.00 + $300.00 refundable core charge for valve body


Stall converter $ contact

NOTE: Zach did not purchase a stall converter, just an updated replacement!

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Thats a good niche product. Thumbs up.
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wow that is a good price! when my tranny starts going i am getting with you Nick!
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wow that is a good price! when my tranny starts going i am getting with you Nick!

it is best to do it BEFORE it begins to fail!
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thats just a superior products shift correction package already installed in the valve body. the torque converter is interesting. more info on it please
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thats just a superior products shift correction package already installed in the valve body. the torque converter is interesting. more info on it please

its not "just" a superior kit, plus not all of the superior kit will work with this valve body. I have spent years researching and trial and error to make this kit worth selling. dont guess at what you see. what would you like to know about the converter?
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it is best to do it BEFORE it begins to fail!
hummmm....any reason by chance? how well would this work with the shift pressures set up by the X2?

as soon as Beard gets back to me on the install, i might be buying.....shoot, i bet i could get him to help me install it
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hummmm....any reason by chance? how well would this work with the shift pressures set up by the X2?

as soon as Beard gets back to me on the install, i might be buying.....shoot, i bet i could get him to help me install it

This kit works perfectly with the base settings in the X-cal 2. I wouldnt recommend upping the pressures too much though.

If your transmission begins to fail before you install this, your clutches and bands may already be burnt resulting in less than expected results from this kit.
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whats so different about the valve body?

whats the stall RPM on the converter, and tell me about the lock-up clutch?

i can get a "fleet" converter that is VERY heavy duty for just over 200, the shift correction package is 40 bucks, the fluid additive is 10 bucks.

i know the owner of a trans parts warehouse.
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whats so different about the valve body?

whats the stall RPM on the converter, and tell me about the lock-up clutch?

i can get a "fleet" converter that is VERY heavy duty for just over 200, the shift correction package is 40 bucks, the fluid additive is 10 bucks.

i know the owner of a trans parts warehouse.

thanks

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ok, just looking out for fellow members thats all.

i am not a "know it all ASE tech" i keep an open mind, but have been inside many of these transmissions.

i think i told zach a while back that i could get him parts like these and even do the work for him

everyone trys to make money, i do it everyday at work so i understand why you mark the price up so high.
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ok, just looking out for fellow members thats all.

i am not a "know it all ASE tech" i keep an open mind, but have been inside many of these transmissions.

i think i told zach a while back that i could get him parts like these and even do the work for him

everyone trys to make money, i do it everyday at work so i understand why you mark the price up so high.

not worth my time.

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I'll be interested in hearing zachs comments on it.

I don't hear much about torque convertor swaps on these forums. Its kind of odd that we don't.
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ok, just looking out for fellow members thats all.

i am not a "know it all ASE tech" i keep an open mind, but have been inside many of these transmissions.

i think i told zach a while back that i could get him parts like these and even do the work for him

everyone trys to make money, i do it everyday at work so i understand why you mark the price up so high.

I have met nick, and have seen his work. Nick is not going to post some junk parts that you could get for $40 a the local autocure and sell them for $500.

From what I have seen and heard, he has tested and made sure all the parts are quality and perform very well.

IMO you get what you pay for.

$40 in parts will get ya threw the winter

$500 parts will last a life time
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I'll be interested in hearing zachs comments on it.

I don't hear much about torque convertor swaps on these forums. Its kind of odd that we don't.
I know the FFV 3.0 Rangers have a torque converter with a high stall speed. Or I think I did, now I'm not so sure where I learned that.
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I know the FFV 3.0 Rangers have a torque converter with a high stall speed. Or I think I did, now I'm not so sure where I learned that.

2.3l with the 5r44e-factory stall rpm 2,621-3,050

3.0l with the 5r443-factory stall rpm 2,833-3,384

4.0lSOHC with the 5r55e- factory stall rpm 2,557-3,032
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I'll be interested in hearing zachs comments on it.

I don't hear much about torque convertor swaps on these forums. Its kind of odd that we don't.
Ill make sure to follow up. There are a few things that could make my results not as good as others. For one i could have some other issues with the transmission, we are guessing its low line pressure, if not then most of this kit is not going to help my trans. If its clutches then i will drop the tranny again buy a rebuilt one and swap all these parts over to the rebuilt one.

I am rather excited myself. Should be dropping the tranny out Friday night i hope.
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Very interesting....
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