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Btr Auto Rebuild or Swap??

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Gday. I've had my BA xr6t ute parked up for a few yrs whilst doing up my patrol and just bringing it back on the road now. It's done 100k and it seems to have a noise in the torque converter or transmission. Its stock but I've just put a full turbo back x force system on it and it will be going up to Hi Torque for injectors, valve springs and tune. When ringing around to get advice on the BTR auto rebuild I'm getting mixed advise. Burliegh autos says he can rebuild it to handle 300rwkw and others say no chance it will break. I prefer to drive an auto and I don't flog the ute with the exception of standing on it now and then for a buzz. Am I wasting my time rebuilding this auto? If so what are the manual options and cost of changing it. Some searches on the forum mention the T56, is this the go to manual transmission for the Ba? As mentioned I'd rather stay auto but at the same time don't want to spend 2700 for a rebuild then have to do it all again. Any heads up would be appreciated thanks

There's also a guy selling btr boxes for 2800 on Ebay and he says his box will handle up to 400rwkw, is he dreaming or is this possible 

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Ford-Falcon-BA-BF-BTR-4-Speed-Reconditioned-Auto-Trans-High-Performance/222545906265?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20180816085401%26meid%3D69065848313e44e49082bdb52aea6149%26pid%3D100970%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D361695550107%26itm%3D222545906265&_trksid=p2481888.c100970.m5481&_trkparms=pageci%3Ae6825468-8fee-11e9-9117-74dbd1804765|parentrq%3A5e894ad016b0a4e88367a9e5ffd52c7d|iid%3A1

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the BTR can survive for quite a long time if you're a little sympathetic to it in your driving style at close to 300rwkw. Much more than 300rwkw and you're asking for it to fail, realistically.

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Yeah I'll be more than happy with 300rwkw in a ute just don't want to waste 2700 then have to end up swapping anyway. It won't get driven much as I work away and I'm pretty good on my cars. Might be worth trying g the rebuild and keep my fingers crossed

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@pottypirate read this thread, it's a fair old rollercoaster of a build but end result was around 450rwkw on a built btr.

 

Not sure if @Red Tonner / @genuine honest person / gunna still comes on this forum but if so he could give you some feedback, he's in the Caloundra area from memory so you could possibly use the same guy to build your trans?

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quadruple post

 

Disagree, there's a lot to learn on how not to go about things

Edited by camo86T

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my built btr has been fine with 350rwkw for a while, but its not a daily- I dont have an issue driving it hard, but dont do burnouts or thrash it.

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Yeah mines not a daily driver either and at 43 ive had fast cars before so I just want this to have a little poke but be reliable also. Ive read plenty with around the 300rwkw mark that seem to be holding up and a few that have let go so I think I'll roll the dice on the Btr and see what happens. 

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