So, what transmission do we have in our truck? I have been trying to find the exact part number and description on line but have had no luck. Thanks for the info guys.
Correct and it also comes in the mustang GT's and has been proven to be reliable up to 1000rwhp, its the best auto ford has built yet.This F-150 '6R80' six-speed is a solid and proven transmission from the SuperDuty F-250 and F-350.
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I wasn't gonna say anything...Guys, horsepower doesn't break transmissions. Torque breaks transmissions. There is a difference is singing the praises and buying the bullshit. Sing the praises because it is a great transmission but don't buy the bullshit.
You just have remember that the measurement of how much power these engines make is lb/ft not hp. There are 4 banger Civics that may not make much torque at all that can spin up enough rpm to make 1000 hp. They would never break our transmission with THAT 1000 hp but the Powerstroke diesels have yet to come from Ford with 1000 hp but are receiving upgraded transmissions. Ask yourself, If our transmission can handle 1000hp and is used by the Powerstroke Diesel why did they upgrade it to a stronger model? Answer is so that it handle that 800 lb/ft of torque!I wasn't gonna say anything...
But I find it hard to believe that this tranny can take so much power. IIRC there have been documented cases of 6.7s frying trannys, which are much stronger than the ones in the ecoboost.
Great article. I'd like to add something that the article didn't say, not directly anyway. Horsepower can't be measured. Horsepower is a derived number. Torque is measured. Torque is independent of horsepower. Horsepower can't be figured out without knowing the torque measurement. Dyno's measure torque and give the derived horsepower figures.The Straight Dope: What's the difference between horsepower and torque?
This is probably the best explanation I've ever seen, but it's a bit long winded. This guy breaks it down to a point where anyone can understand it.