Shift Kit or Not?
Sometime over the summer months, I will be awakening the beast with, most likely, an INTENSE Stage 2 kit for the mods.
Currently, my engine and transmission have close to 150k miles on it. The only issue with the engine is a leaking valve cover, which will be addressed when I install the new rockers.
There is currently no issue with the transmission at all. It shifts beautifully, and the tranny fluid still smells and looks clean, even though it has at least 40,000 miles on this fluid.
My question is this: Should I install a shift kit first? I would really like the shift kit anyway, and really need to keep from losing the transmission for at least another 2 years.
Another thing I will do is get the LSD as well. But I thought it would be prudent to do those things before modding the engine.
Thoughts, comments, concerns?
SC is me spinach!
Black 2000 SSEi
All stock so far, except for an oversized idler pulley.