AODE trans reliable?

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  1. Promodmerc67

    Promodmerc67 New Member

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    Is the AODE a reliable transmission? I have no experience with one. I'd love a manual car but if an emergency were to arise my wife can't drive a manual.

    My DD is a manual so only one manual per household for me.:sad:
     
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    They're as good as the build and are fairly reliable in stock form. You could also install a manual valve body and shift it like a manual if you wanted.
     
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    Or teach wifey how to drive a manual. :)

    AOD/E are rock solid, I've even put a 125shot to one on a fairly regular basis. I still know where the car is and it's still on the same AOD.
     
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    I would have to pay someone to teach her. I don't have the patience for that. The way she is glued to her phone talking while driving I can only imagine what a car would look like if she was driving a manual.
     
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    Yea, that in itself is dangerous as shit.
     
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    I'm going through the same thing with my wife as well.
    She absolutely refuses to learn to drive a manual. :argue:And it just so happens that her truck is having issues right now and repaires would be much easier if she did know how to drive a manual. Still she refuses.:BangHead:
     
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    It makes it a pain trying to find a Mustang as the majority are manual. If find an auto it's more than I want to spend, a three hour drive, or a convertible. Nothing against convertible,s but living in Kansas City there are not that many months that the weather is nice enough to put the top down.
     
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    The AODE held up great in my Vortech Supercharged 94 GT. It only had a shift kit too. There are companies that build them to hold whatever you want also.
     
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    The AODEs work very well, the only thing that fails on them is the OD band sometimes. Just get shiftkit on it. If you plan on doing some racing, a high stall converter helps.