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Old 11-02-2005, 04:14 PM   #11
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That 'kit' may not work on the 4T60. And it'* not much of a shift kit in comparison.
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I want the kit that Willwren has....a REAL kit and get all the options and the updates done.
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It DOES work in a 4t60E and it basically it the same or work in the same way as a TransGo/Thrasher/Intense Shift Kit.
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It DOES work in a 4t60E and it basically it the same or work in the same way as a TransGo/Thrasher/Intense Shift Kit.
Basically the same as my shift kit? Not even in the remotest way. My shift kit (which I personally saw and reviewed all the work and options) required major modifications to the valve body over the course of 2 days. The installation booklet was at least 20 pages. Printed on both sides. It included many improved parts and specific valve body modifications.

It was NOT two spacers and a spring.
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the differences come down to how it shifts and this last line

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WARNING: The shift kit will prove beneficial to the clutch packs in the tranny, but everything
else, especially the differential, drive shaft, CV Joints, etc will take the most abuse. Hopefully the
Quaife LSD will be out soon to help our weak trannies.
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That'* all well and good, but there really simply is no comparison. I would consider that little kit nothing more than a bandaid, and an adustable vacuum modulator can have the same effect.

I also feel an LSD of any type is not the solution, or at least not the only one. Most Series 1 diff'* don't fail until well past 100k miles. A heavy duty built diff can be just as good, and has fewer wearing parts. An LSD is not much benefit to a car like ours unless you typically do one-wheel wonders all day long.

I've asked this question before, and I'll ask it again:

When was the last time you spun only one wheel in a straight line burnout?
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I think Lux Premiers is still doing it. But he'* got known issues with his tranny.
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It DOES work in a 4t60E and it basically it the same or work in the same way as a TransGo/Thrasher/Intense Shift Kit.
Basically the same as my shift kit? Not even in the remotest way. My shift kit (which I personally saw and reviewed all the work and options) required major modifications to the valve body over the course of 2 days. The installation booklet was at least 20 pages. Printed on both sides. It included many improved parts and specific valve body modifications.

It was NOT two spacers and a spring.
Willwren I never said this was 'your' shift kit. As you can clearly see in my post it does the same thing as any other 'out of the box' shift kit.

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the differences come down to how it shifts and this last line

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WARNING: The shift kit will prove beneficial to the clutch packs in the tranny, but everything
else, especially the differential, drive shaft, CV Joints, etc will take the most abuse. Hopefully the
Quaife LSD will be out soon to help our weak trannies.
Any shift kit is going to do this... You have to find a happy middle.
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That'* all well and good, but there really simply is no comparison. I would consider that little kit nothing more than a bandaid, and an adustable vacuum modulator can have the same effect.

I also feel an LSD of any type is not the solution, or at least not the only one. Most Series 1 diff'* don't fail until well past 100k miles. A heavy duty built diff can be just as good, and has fewer wearing parts. An LSD is not much benefit to a car like ours unless you typically do one-wheel wonders all day long.

I've asked this question before, and I'll ask it again:

When was the last time you spun only one wheel in a straight line burnout?
when one wheel was on sand....otherwise I've always been straight on.
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