Project Carbon® 5R110 Valve Body DIY Upgrade Kit - V4.0

Next Gen Drivetrain, Inc.

A Must for EVERY 5R110 Transmission:

     Yet another installment in our coveted valve body upgrade kits is our 5R110 Project Carbon® Valve Body DIY Upgrade Kit, designed for your 5 Speed Automatic 6.0 or 6.4 Power Stroke! The 5R110 valve body is responsible for controlling virtually all functions of the transmission. All too often, the meager paper gaskets that seal the valve body to the case begin to leak, depriving you of critical line pressure when you need it most and catalyzing catastrophic failures.

     Further, the OE Manual Valve assembly is prone to prolific failures with crossleakage, seizure and otherwise; often leaving trucks stuck in reverse and other abstract seeming symptoms. The end result is a transmission with inherently limited longevity, and shift quality that quickly deteriorates over the years. This kit is designed to not just replenish the 5R110's valve body, but rather totally upgrade and enhance it's operation.

     Below, we will assess and analyze the benefits of the Next Gen Drivetrain™ proprietary 5R110 Project Carbon® Valve Body DIY Upgrade Kit and take a deeper look into each of it's components. Whether you're drag racing, towing, commuting or just rebuilding, this kit is a MUST as well as a difference you can immediately feel!

Ford 5R110 Product Resources:

- 5R110 Transmissions
- 5R110 Torque Converters
- 5R110 Rebuild Kits
- 5R110 Valve Bodies
- 5R110 Parts

Popular Transmission Information Resources:

Top 5 Benefits of an Upgraded or Built Transmission
Calculating Torque Multiplication Factor, Why is it So Important?
Top 5 Ways to Extend the Life of a Factory Transmission


Difficulty Level: 3 out of 10

Install Time: 1 hour*

 *This kit comes with very easy to follow instructions and visuals to help you install the product as efficiently as possible. If you run into any questions or hang-ups, just call in and ask to speak to an expert!*

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Does the Project Carbon® 5R110 DIY Valve Body Upgrade Kit require a quick-learn or TCM Tuning to be done after install?

A: Absolutely not, just plug and play! You can use a TCM tune to increase line pressure, allowing you to get the most out of the kit, but it is not necessary to run the kit.

Q: Will this kit cause aggressive or banging shifts?

A: Nope! This kit will tighten shifts up slightly, but not to the point of being unsavory or aggressive. You will be pleased to notice quick, crisp, seemless shifts that you wish you would have gotten from the factory. We do this by closing the crossleaks found in even brand new OEM valve bodies, allowing clutches to turn on immediately when commanded.

Q: How does this product compare to other 5R110 valve body upgrades on the market?

A: There is simply no comparison to other valve body upgrade kits on the market. Unlike other kits comprised of cheap, foreign-made parts that leave most problems unresolved, and worse, could have been pieced together yourself for less, this kit is 100% engineered AND manufactured in-house by Next Gen Drivetrain. Aside from seals and fasteners, all of these parts are designed by, and made by us. No expense was spared in the development of the best 5R110 valve body upgrade kit on the market.

Q: I have low miles, should I wait until the vehicle has more mileage to run this kit?

A: No! This kit prevents the degradation and decay of countless internal parts that cause expensive failure. The best time to install this kit is when the vehicle is newer, before damage and decay has taken place.

Q: I have high miles, is it too late to benefit from this kit?

A: Also no! High mileage vehicles will benefit even more from this kit because they often have significant wear to internal components such as clutches and valves. This kit will restore and enhance hydraulic integrity to all of these functions, breathing new life into the transmission and adding to it's lifespan.

Q: I may rebuild my transmission in the future. Would that make this kit a waste?

A: Absolutely not! These parts are dramatically over-engineered and can be reused until the end of time. If you need to rebuild the transmission, you can reuse all of these parts. Even the seals generally do not need changed. If purchasing a Next Gen Drivetrain transmission, we can remove 100% of the cost of the kit from the price of a transmission. This kit can only help you.

Q: How easy is this product to install?

A: This product is very easy to install. Anyone who can follow basic instructions and has access to a relatively clean workplace can install this product right at home. Best of all, ALL Next Gen Drivetrain valve body upgrade kits install WITHOUT dropping the transmission. These kits include detailed instructions, but if you get stuck, we will personally walk you through the installation by phone.

Q: Is there any downside to installing this kit in my vehicle?

A: None. This kit provides a huge reliability AND drivability improvement for the price of a basic tune-up. Best of all, if installed in a vehicle that is currently in good working order, our valve body upgrade kits can often prevent the need for a transmission rebuild in the future for the average person altogether.

You can expect:

- Much better shifting

- Tremendously increased longevity, resolving the dreaded manual valve issue unlike other kits!

- Better clutch control

- Fixes crossleakage better than any other DIY kit on the market 

*For those who are not in the market for our complete and ready to install valve bodies or transmissions, this is the perfect DIY solution that ANYONE can do, and is designed to address the major failure points of the 5R110 once and for all.*

This kit consists of:

- 5X Thicker Than OEM Laser Cut Project Carbon® Valve Body Separator Plate Set

- CNC Machined Aluminum Manual Valve w/ Protective Anodization

- (5) Billet CNC Machined O-Ring Style Anti-Leak End Plugs

- (5) High Temperature O-Ring Updates (OE uses zombie solenoids that never turn on and leak at the internal electrical diaphragm)

5R110 Manual Valve Assembly:

     The 5R110 Manual Valve Assembly is the piece that moves about the valve body to control gears as you move the column shifter to select one. This piece is grossly problematic in the 5R110 because it's the only valve assuming all of the responsibility, and the remainder of the transmissions operative functions are controlled by the activation and deactivation of solenoids.

     The best upgrade one can use to prevent future problems from this component, or to improve its present operation, is install a different valve altogether. When someone feels a slower than OE engagement into drive or reverse, it indicates leakage at this component and this upgrade becomes vital. Best of all, it's 100% drop-in! 

The Project Carbon® Separator Plate Set:

     Think of your separator plate as the head gasket of your transmission. It’s exposed to tremendous pressure and frequently begins to leak causing catastrophic failure. Our proprietary CNC Laser-Cut Separator plate is designed both 3x thicker than the cheap factory paper gasket to maximize sealing potential and negate this concern, but also is designed to torque to a near perfect seal on its third torque.

     These are also single piece plates, rather than multiple paper gaskets that are to be laid together, providing ease and precision during install with the thickest and best sealing separator plate on the market. CNC Lasering also enables us to maintain the most stringent tolerances while also offering a hand finish to both mating surfaces. This separator plate puts shame to all others and is a MUST for longevity OR power in any 5R110!

Billet CNC Machined O-Ring Style Anti-Leak End Plugs:

     On the 5R110 valve body, there are 5 "dead switches" that serve literally zero purpose and don't actually do anything. As a result, they're pointless crossleaks that catalyze poor longevity. For a robust solution, we include 5 end plugs CNC Machined to plug these holes for good. By adding these to the valve body, along with the aforementioned components, you ensure a vacuum-tight valve body that is destined to perform better than new! 


     If you’re looking for a DIY solution to your 5R110 that does not require a transmission drop, tremendous shop labor costs or going broke, there’s is no better product than our 5R110 Project Carbon® Valve Body DIY Upgrade Kit. This bestselling product is easy to install, affordable and delivers huge improvements to the 5R110 at any mileage or rebuild. If you still have questions, we encourage to call in and speak to one of our experts!

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