Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Washington, DC metro area
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Seems to be the Rolls Royce of AOD's.
I don't know about the exact shift pattern you want, but they do have valve bodies that can be shifted manually and automatically. Usually what you'll have is control over 1-2-3 with your shifter and then you'll have a switch to turn OD on and off.
ET is questionable. With a stall converter matched to your cam it is not out of the relm of possibility for you to gain ET with the AOD. If anything, it will make driving the car easier and a lot more consistant. The AOD is heavier and you will suffer a more significant drivetrain loss, so you might lose a tenth or so. For what it's worth though, people clain the heavier internals of a Tremec cost you ET over a T5, so sometimes you have to shave ET for a reliable, solid tranny.
Best of luck...
'00 Firebird Formula, A4/3.23's, SLP lid, AMW catch can, Nitto 555R's
Audio: Kenwood KDC-MP828 deck, Alpine SPS-171A components, SPR-17LP coaxials, Alpine MRV-340 55x4 amp, 3 MTX "Blue Thunder" 10" subs, Hifonics BX1500D mono amp.
'91 Mustang LX, beefed up AOD, 3.73's, aluminum driveshaft, subframes, off road H, Flowmasters, Intrax springs, STB, underdrive crank pulley, '93 Cobra overdrive water pump pulley, 155# fuel pump, Nittos, Cervinis 1 1/2" cowl