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    New 9 speed transmission from ZF

    When is this insanity going to stop? ZF claims this new transmission called the 9HP will offer up to a 16% gain in fuel economy. The downside? It can only handle 206 to 354 pound-feet of torque making it basically useless for performance enthusiasts.

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    hey, all takes is an aftermarket to rebuild it. sucks they cant handle anything from the factory, but if its good, its good. we modify everything else for more power, transmission, even being a mysticl black art, is no different

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
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    hey, all takes is an aftermarket to rebuild it. sucks they cant handle anything from the factory, but if its good, its good. we modify everything else for more power, transmission, even being a mysticl black art, is no different
    The problem is because there are so many gears the box will always be weaker than a comparable 5 or 6 speed. Space becomes a constraint and you can't fit as strong of parts in there. I'm sure it can be beefed up, but the old 5 speeds Mercedes used could take almost 1000 pound-feet.

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    And a 2 speed powerglide can handle 2500
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
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    And a 2 speed powerglide can handle 2500
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    jeeze, I saw this too.... just might as well slap on a semi's transmission with 10gears!
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