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Old 10-09-2007, 09:50 PM   #11
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I purchased the Intense Kit. Wish me luck with the install. It will probably have to wait until early November to be installed. I have activities planned every weekend form now until the end of October.
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I purchased the Intense Kit. Wish me luck with the install. It will probably have to wait until early November to be installed. I have activities planned every weekend form now until the end of October.
Tom im interested in the Install as well, i need a shift kit soon, and was eyeing the Intense Street/Strip

Please let us know how it goes
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I will post a follow up thread.
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Never had a shift kit before, but isn't this a bad idea on a stock trans?
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Old 10-10-2007, 01:19 PM   #15
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Never had a shift kit before, but isn't this a bad idea on a stock trans?
I put my shift kit in at 225K, rebuilt recently. clutches looked good.
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I'm putting one in as well before the beginning of November. I could see you having some hard parts problems if you put the heaviest springs in for each clutch pack but as far as i've heard they actually prolong the life of your clutches on a stock trans.
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I'm putting one in as well before the beginning of November. I could see you having some hard parts problems if you put the heaviest springs in for each clutch pack but as far as i've heard they actually prolong the life of your clutches on a stock trans.
the 65e shift kit goes into the accummulator. it adjust fliud pressure, no springs in clutch packs. this kit can be installed by just dropping the tranny pan.
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Good to know. I just bought mine today, want to get it in before november and hit the track again without the 3/4 full tank of gas i had last time.
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Good to know. I just bought mine today, want to get it in before november and hit the track again without the 3/4 full tank of gas i had last time.
Addicted to the track already?
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Never had a shift kit before, but isn't this a bad idea on a stock trans?
On the contrary! It will INCREASE the life of the clutches. That'* one of the main reasons I put mine in.

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Tom im interested in the Install as well, i need a shift kit soon
If you search "shift kit" you will find A LOT of feedback.

The install is EASY!!

1. drop the pan
2. remove seven screws
3. remove accumulator
4. take out pistons, change seals, change springs and add spacers
5. reassemble with new supplied gasket and filter
6. add fluid
7. drive

It takes about an hour the first time and 45 minutes if you've done it before.

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I could see you having some hard parts problems
I suppose with the stiffest setting on the Thrasher Kit, but what I have done for my car couldn't possibly cause that problem. If you didn't know better, you would think the car shifts like it is supposed to (and it does). GM apparently wanted a VERY SOFT shift. Mine now shift much more positively without ANY harshness. Keep in mind I am using the softest setting from the Thrasher Kit.
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