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Here’s What You Should Know About Ford E4OD Performance Transmissions

By December 3, 2023Blog Posts

When it comes to maximizing the performance of your vehicle, the Ford transmission plays a crucial role. Whether you’re towing heavy loads, conquering off-road terrains, or simply looking to boost your vehicle’s power, the Ford E4OD / 4R100 Performance Transmissions Level 3 from Gearstar is the ultimate solution.

In this comprehensive guide, we will focus on the specifications and features of this high-performance transmission, designed to handle extreme duty towing and off-road adventures.

Power and Torque Of The Transmission

One of the standout features of the Ford Transmissions is its remarkable power capability. With a rating of 600 horsepower, this transmission is built to handle the most demanding situations with ease. Whether you’re upgrading your Ford vehicle for increased power or seeking to enhance your towing capacity, this transmission is up to the task.

Torque: Up to 550 ft-lbs

In the world of high-performance transmissions, torque is king. The Ford E4OD / 4R100 Performance Transmissions Level 3 can handle torque levels of up to 550 ft-lbs. You can count on it to deliver the necessary torque to tackle steep inclines, pull heavy trailers, or power through challenging off-road terrain.

Converter: HD Furnace Brazed Billet Cover Multi-Clutch Lock-up

The converter is a critical component of any transmission, and the Gearstar Level 3 transmission doesn’t disappoint. It features a Heavy-Duty Furnace Brazed Billet Cover Multi-Clutch Lock-up converter. This converter design ensures efficient power transfer and lock-up engagement, enhancing performance and fuel efficiency.

Stall Speed: 1300-2200 RPM

The stall speed of a torque converter is a crucial factor in a transmission’s performance. The Ford E4OD / 4R100 Performance Transmissions Level 3 has a stall speed ranging from 1300 to 2200 RPM. This wide range allows versatility, enabling optimal performance across various driving conditions.

Upgraded Components for Extreme Durability

To handle the increased power and torque levels, Gearstar equips the Level 3 transmission with a host of upgraded components:

  • Master Overhaul Kit with Alto Hardened Steels

The Ford transmission includes a master overhaul kit with alto-hardened steels, ensuring the utmost durability and longevity.

  • Raybestos High Energy High Heat Frictions

Raybestos high-energy, high-heat frictions are incorporated into the Level 3 transmission, offering superior heat resistance and improved performance under heavy loads.

  • Transgo Heavy Duty Reprogramming Shift Kit with Gear Command

Gearstar integrates a Transgo heavy-duty reprogramming shift kit with Gear Command, enhancing shift control and optimizing gear engagement for maximum performance.

  • Filter and Cooler Bypass Tube Assembly

The transmission includes a new cooler bypass tube assembly and a filter, ensuring efficient fluid circulation and cooling during extreme use.

Enhanced Clutch Packs

The Gearstar Level 3 transmission sets itself apart by incorporating high-capacity clutch packs, representing a critical component within the transmission’s architecture.

These clutch packs testify to Gearstar’s commitment to durability and performance excellence. Comprising a combination of specialized friction materials, steel components, and precise engineering, these high-capacity clutch packs are meticulously designed to withstand the increased power and torque levels that the Level 3 transmission is engineered to deliver.

These clutch packs play a pivotal role in transmitting power from the engine to the transmission, ensuring smooth and efficient gear engagements, as well as reliable torque transfer. Whether you’re towing heavy loads, navigating challenging off-road terrain, or simply seeking to harness greater power for your vehicle, these high-capacity clutch packs are engineered to provide consistent and dependable performance, even in the most demanding conditions.

In essence, they form an integral part of the Level 3 transmission’s ability to handle extreme-duty applications with unwavering precision and reliability, making it a top choice for those who demand the utmost performance from their Ford vehicle.

The Gearstar Level 3 transmission boasts high-capacity clutch packs, including:

  • High Capacity 5 Plate Forward Clutch Pack

  • Direct 6 Plate Clutch Pack

  • Intermediate 4 Plate Clutch Pack

  • Overdrive 3 Plate Clutch Pack

These clutch packs are designed to handle the increased power and torque, providing reliable and consistent performance.

  • Steel Overdrive Planetary Gear Set

A steel overdrive planetary gear set enhances the transmission’s durability and power handling capabilities.

  • Hardened Drive Shell and Updated Spiral Snap Ring Kit

Including a hardened drive shell and an updated spiral snap ring kit further reinforces the transmission’s strength and longevity.

  • New Kickdown Band and Hardened Input Shaft

The Gearstar’s Ford transmission has a new kick-down band and a hardened input shaft for improved control and durability.

  • 45 Element Intermediate Sprag and New Overdrive Sprag Assembly

The intermediate sprag with 45 elements and the new overdrive sprag assembly ensure reliable power transmission and engagement.

  • High-Volume Pump Assembly with New Gears

A high-volume pump assembly with new gears enhances fluid circulation and cooling, which is critical for performance and longevity.

  • Steel 6 Pinion Front Planetary and Roller Bearing Center Support

These components are designed to withstand the increased stress and power levels, ensuring consistent performance.

  • New Bushing Set and Thrust Washer Set

The Gearstar Level 3 transmission includes a new bushing set and thrust washer set, providing a solid foundation for the transmission’s components.

  • Complete Torrington Bearing Kit

Including a complete Torrington bearing kit further enhances the transmission’s durability and reliability.

  • Updated Late Model Solenoid Pack

The Ford transmission features an updated late-model solenoid pack, improving shift control and responsiveness.

Standalone Controller Requirement*

It’s important to note that this transmission requires a standalone controller in non-OEM applications. This controller ensures precise control and optimization of the transmission’s performance characteristics.

In non-OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) applications, it is imperative to acknowledge that the Ford E4OD / 4R100 Performance Transmissions Level 3 necessitates the integration of a standalone controller. This controller is the linchpin in facilitating precise management and optimization of the transmission’s performance attributes.

By orchestrating the various functions and parameters of the transmission, the standalone controller ensures that every gear change, torque transfer, and shift point is meticulously calibrated to harmonize with the specific demands of the vehicle and driving conditions.

In essence, it empowers drivers to tailor the transmission’s behavior to their exact preferences and requirements, guaranteeing a seamless and optimized driving experience.

Quality Assurance Through Rigorous Testing

Gearstar takes pride in its commitment to quality and performance. Each transmission is custom-built by one of their five master technicians from start to finish. Before leaving the facility, every transmission and converter package undergoes extensive testing on a dynamometer, equivalent to 100 miles of real-world driving. This rigorous testing ensures the transmission and converter are in perfect operating condition, delivering top-notch performance and reliability.

Gearstar’s unwavering dedication to quality and performance is exemplified through a meticulous and highly personalized approach to the construction and testing of their transmissions. Each transmission is meticulously custom-built, with the entire process overseen by one of their five master technicians.

These experts bring experience and knowledge to ensure that every component is assembled to the highest standards, from the initial stages to the final touches.

Gearstar’s Testing Regimen

However, Gearstar’s commitment to excellence doesn’t end with assembly. Before any transmission and converter package leaves its facility, it undergoes an extensive and rigorous testing regimen on a dynamometer. This testing process is designed to simulate 100 miles of real-world driving.

The Simulation

During this simulation, the Ford transmission and converter are subjected to various operating conditions and loads, ensuring they perform flawlessly and reliably under the most demanding circumstances. This exhaustive testing not only identifies and rectifies any potential issues but also fine-tunes the transmission’s performance characteristics to achieve optimal functionality.

Ultimately, Gearstar’s dedication to quality assurance guarantees that every customer receives a transmission and converter package in perfect operating condition, delivering top-tier performance and unwavering reliability.

It reflects their commitment to providing customers with a product that meets and exceeds expectations, setting a high standard in high-performance transmissions.

Concluding Comments

In high-performance transmissions, the Ford Transmissions from Gearstar stands out as a top-tier option. With a power rating of 600 horsepower, the ability to handle up to 550 ft-lbs of torque, and a host of upgraded components designed for extreme durability, this transmission is the ultimate choice for those seeking to push their Ford vehicle to the limits.

Whether you’re towing heavy loads, embarking on off-road adventures, or craving more power, the Gearstar Level 3 transmission is the answer.

Trust in Gearstar’s commitment to quality and performance, backed by rigorous testing, to deliver the utmost reliability and power for your Ford vehicle.

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