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Old 10-14-2007, 11:01 PM   #21
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Thanks Hawk, the kit came on Friday. Now to fine the time to install it.
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Tom.. take your time and make sure things are clean. That is about the best advice anyone can give when opening a transmission.
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Tom.. take your time and make sure things are clean. That is about the best advice anyone can give when opening a transmission.
A big X2 on that one. Just get some clean towels and lay everything out. Should be pretty easy
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Thanks Hawk, the kit came on Friday. Now to fine the time to install it.
Same here, stretching my to do list to about 12 with no time to do any of it. I have more supplies to finish projects sitting around than i actually have on the car it feels like sometimes. Thanks for the pointers.
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Hmm...you all got me thinking very seriously about a shift kit. Right now the biggest selling point is that it prolongs transmission life.
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Hmm...you all got me thinking very seriously about a shift kit. Right now the biggest selling point is that it prolongs transmission life.
There are a number of things that make a shift kit something I HIGHLY recommend. As I said, one thing was the prolonged life. I also eliminated the problem I was having with my Pressure Control Solenoid. It was A WHOLE LOT CHEAPER than the $500 - $1000 for a replacement. As a matter of fact, I saw an add on eBay for the Transgo kit that specifically addressed the solenoid issue, and this is what got me looking into it in the first place.

Another benefit that was unexpected was a MUCH more solid "feel" to the whole driving experience. The shifting was now more positive without being harsh. I had no idea that the slushy-ness of the trans would affect the overall feel of driving the car. Basically, the trans now shifted the way it always should have.
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I have the Transgo kit. Biggest improvement I notice is in the 4~3 downshift which is now more crisp and consistent than before.
If I had this earlier, I may have gotten a little more life out of my 4th clutch shaft (the splines stripped off).
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i got the Thrasher in my car. i put the medium setting spacers in. had a trans shop do the job for $80. i brought the tranny fluid. i like it.
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