What is the maximum torque those Ford transmissions can handle?
Bonus question: new 7-speed auto in a Ford Focus ST mk4 is based on one of those two with a 2nd gear removed. Does it keep the torque rating?
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Just removing a gear will not change the torque rating. It will change how the engine power is delivered to the road.
The rating is based on the strength of the case, the design of the teeth etc. If you exceed the torque limit then gears can be stripped or cases split or burst so when tuning engines that gearbox torque limit should be checked.