Shift Kit? - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning Talk about modifications, or anything else associated with performance enhancements. Have a new idea for performance/reliability? Post it here. No idea is stupid! (please use Detailing and Appearance for cosmetic ideas)

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-25-2009, 09:20 PM   #1
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 24
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
dustpusher is on a distinguished road
Default Shift Kit?

What is the best shift kit for a 2000 ssei?I see people are using the thrasher kit and intense kit.They look like the same kit to me.The thrasher kit is cheaper also.I searched and there wasnt to much info about what kit is the best to use.Thanks Dave
dustpusher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2009, 09:27 PM   #2
Retired Senior Admin

Expert Gearhead
 
Danthurs's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sheboygan Wisconsin
Posts: 29,661
Thanks: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 13 Posts
Danthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to all
Default

Here'* a write up. https://www.gmforum.com/t278802/ You can make your own shift kit if you wish. Go to a hardware store and but a bronze tube and cut to length, you only need a few inches. This will help a bit. The best kit, and the same one I have on my car is the intense kit. It comes with new O rings, filter, and extra springs, as well as spacers. Your shifts will be quick and sharp. But not so hard that daily driving is hard.
Danthurs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2009, 09:41 PM   #3
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 24
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
dustpusher is on a distinguished road
Default

What is the difference in the two kits?Just trying to justify the extra money for the intense kit.They look the same to me.Thanks Dan for your quick reply also. Dave
dustpusher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2009, 09:46 PM   #4
Retired Senior Admin

Expert Gearhead
 
Danthurs's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sheboygan Wisconsin
Posts: 29,661
Thanks: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 13 Posts
Danthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to all
Default

I've never installed a thrasher kit, so I can't really say. A while back a poll was taken and there was more members using the intense kits then all the other kits combined. Transgo was the 2nd most used kit followed by the thrasher kit.
Danthurs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2009, 09:55 PM   #5
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 24
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
dustpusher is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks again Dan.When I searched I didnt see the poll.I will go back and see if I can find it.Dave
dustpusher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2009, 09:56 PM   #6
Retired Senior Admin

Expert Gearhead
 
Danthurs's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sheboygan Wisconsin
Posts: 29,661
Thanks: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 13 Posts
Danthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to all
Default

That poll wasn't here. I'm on several car forums.
Danthurs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2009, 10:16 PM   #7
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 24
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
dustpusher is on a distinguished road
Default

Ok Thanks
dustpusher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2009, 11:39 PM   #8
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Purplehazeir's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Arlington, WA
Posts: 7,979
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Purplehazeir is on a distinguished road
Default

I have the Intense Kit in my 2000 SSEi. It'* an easy mod and the kit is rugged. The shifting is awesome and like Danthurs says...and not hard enough to be a pain in a daily driver.
Purplehazeir is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2009, 12:06 AM   #9
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 24
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
dustpusher is on a distinguished road
Default

You had the issues with the shift solenoid and the shift kit fixed your issues?The more I think about it I am going to get the Intense kit.Anybody else have any other opinions for shift kits?Thanks for the replies guys.Dave
dustpusher is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Differences between Mechanical Shift Kit and Electronic Kit? Hans Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 19 10-31-2007 12:37 PM
Perform Shift and Normal Shift do nothing? Hans 1992-1999 15 03-19-2007 10:15 PM
Performance Shift/Normal Shift DarkShadow 1992-1999 2 01-10-2007 09:16 AM
Difference between Performance shift and Normal Shift CraZyDriVer868 Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 16 10-18-2003 09:15 PM
Performance Shift vs. Normal Shift BonneAlien 1992-1999 2 03-15-2003 01:49 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:37 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.