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So ive been readin alittle and ove seen alot of people going with the 2002-04 stang tranny, is thier
Auto 5 speed that would work? Or gust pull a mustang tranny and rebuild it
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What are your goals/plans?

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From what I've read on the subject (not an expert here). Grab an 01+ 4r70w and either beef it up, or leave it alone. Either way it's better than what's in there now.

I love my V8, but I'd love it more if all 8 cylinders worked. (they do now)

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There's a few 5 and 6 speed autos that will bolt to the 4.6 bellhousing these days but no one has attempted it as of yet. It will require some sort of stand alone trans controller or PCM adaption though.

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I thought someone did the sport trac 6 speed into a bird. Used all the sport trac wiring and computers. Perhaps I'm mistaken.

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Ok so for a stock to moderately moded engine, the gt tranny will work just fine. So how bout a dohc w/ a little boost?
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You'll probably want to have an 03+ trans built to J-spec (03+ had hardened gears).

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You'll probably want to have an 03+ trans built to J-spec (03+ had hardened gears).
Yep late 03 build tag or 04+ model year. They require a few internals swapped but come with hardened parts. For example if you don't want to use a speedo cal device you'll need a 96/97 bird output shaft.

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