Mabe its just my experiance, but why use the AOD or any ford auto, there garbage, If I had to use any ford auto, it'd be a C6, dont get me wrong, I'm a ford guy behind toyota, jus not a fan of there autos. You could probably find and entire 5.0 drivetrain (motor and trans). The T-5 has similar gear ratios to the yota trans, and its matched for the power of the 5.0. Northwest makes an adapter for that as well. Jus throw'n another option out there for yaa. Dont wanna see ya disapointed w/ the AOD, unless you've had good luck w/ ford autos.