I got my car for 1/2 of bluebook because the supercharger was rattling and it had harsh shifts. I just spent more on the trans build than I did on the car but it was 100% worth it.
Here is a brief overview:
245MM ATI street torque converter - I forget the stall speed
Hardened 4th gear clutch shaft
4T65E/-HD Pawl-Style Input and 3rd Sprag Kit
Improved 2nd Clutch Kit Improved 2nd Clutch Kit
Improved 3rd Clutch Kit Improved 3rd Clutch Kit
Overdrive Clutch Kit
Dynamat False Knock Elimination Kit
Pressure Control Solenoid
Torque Converter Solenoid
Modified (drilled) Transgo shift kit - not 100% sure understanding this
anyway, 3 weeks later I get a call letting me know its done (some part was on backorder). I can say it feels like a totally different car now. I put the crappy bald tires on there so the trans shop did not burn up my 18'*.
As far as the point of this topic goes, the conclusion at the shop was that it was the "worst they have ever seen on a 4t65" in regards to the clutch wear. nearly every clutch was worn all the way down. The 4th clutch shaft was getting there too. Basically i was one drive away from total disaster.
My 93 also had a semi-performance oriented trans in it with a shift kit along with a vaccum modulator. the shifts on the 98 are signifcantly more powerful and fast. the tires will chirp at the 1-2 shift on smooth pavement.
We'll see how it holds up. Here are the pics...I'm also interested into seeing pictures of others clutches...thats the point of this thread.
I will get better pics later. Here are some teasers.