View Full Version : Doed the 93 SC have the wide ratio kit (like the 4r70w)

07-21-2004, 11:13 PM
I just got a 93, and it seems alot faster than, mine, or lighter rather???

I read that lower gears make it seem lighter, so either it seems that there are lower gears in it, or the tranny is geared lower???

Or maybe something i just wrong with my 90???

Is there any casting numbers that may tell me more on the tranny casing?

Thanks guys!

07-21-2004, 11:56 PM
4R70W's were not offered until 94 in MN12's. An easy way to tell them apart from an AOD is that the 4R70W (or AODE, for that matter) will have a MLPS sensor located on the driverside of the transmission where the manual shift lever is located.


07-21-2004, 11:59 PM

Why does it feel os light then???
Perhaps there are sorter gears in the pumkin then???

i read soewhere tat Lincoln Mark VIIIs got the wide ratio kit in an AODE in 93.... Thats why I was curious...

07-22-2004, 12:04 AM
93-98 Lincoln Mark 8's had 4R70W's, which is basically an AODE with a wide ratio kit (W = wide ratio).

As for it feeling lighter than your 90, it could be:

Running better
Making more power
Lower rear end gear ratio
Sitting on a cloud
or just your imagination.


07-22-2004, 12:16 AM
Well I think I can rule out the imagination factor, as two other folsk have agreed with me...

It just feels lighter...

It is still in the project phase right now, I guess when I get the intermittent shudder figured out (I think its tranny related)and then I will see what RPM she turns in comparison with mine on the highway...


07-22-2004, 05:14 AM
It could be so many more things too:

Tire differences
Actual weight differences
Etc, etc, etc.