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Old 11-28-2001, 08:44 PM   #1
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How to identify a Wide Ratio AOD????

A friend of mine has a Lincoln LSC, I have heard some of them came with the Wide Ratio AOD's what distinguishing marks are there to identify his as being a wide ratio or normal AOD?

By the way he just installed 3.73's and went from 14.99 to 14.50!!!!!!!!

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Old 11-28-2001, 10:36 PM   #2
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Not until 93 did they put a Wide ratio gear set in a Lincon. And then it was be hind a 4.6 DOHC motor. To my knowledge, Ford (or any division of) never put a the wide ratio in the AOD.
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Old 11-28-2001, 11:02 PM   #3
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I beleive you can tell if its a wide ratio unit by a large "W" stamped on the tailshaft. Isnt this rite guys?
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Yep, the Large W does indicate that it has the wide ratio gear set. But you will only find it stamped on the 4R70W which will not bolt up to a 5.0
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Old 11-29-2001, 01:38 AM   #5
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This is a quote from the Baumann Engineering Web site:

" Ford's AOD-E and 4R70W transmissions are undoubtedly the best choice for a street performance small-block transmission. Affording all of the advantages of an old AOD transmission, plus increased strength, greater reliability and (for the first time) complete electronic control of all transmission functions. This transmission completely replaced the old AOD in 1994 (when the 3.8/5.0L case version was introduced) and is now becoming readily available on the used market. "

Actually, I think i had one in my old 96 F150 that i traded a few months ago. It had a 5.0 in it.
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All the parts that offer increased strength and reliablity can be built into an AOD. Mine for instance has the 2" OD band, Mechanical Diode, and the Wide ratio gear set as well as added clutches in the needed places. If you go with a AOD-E or 4R70W in a earlier model car, you will need the Baumann shift controller to handle the shifting.

What transmission do you think you had in your truck? It could have been the E4OD with a 2.71 1st gear.
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you know, im not 100% percent sure, but i remember measuring the pan to find out and it seems like it was the shorter 14 inch pan which made it a 4r70w.....that seems rite anyway....i mite still have the old pan gasket laying around from where i changed the fluid, if i can find it ill let you know for sure....
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