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Old 09-25-2006, 08:17 PM   #1
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Is the intense kit that much better? is it worth the extra $100? When you look at the pics. the kits look almost the same. What is the sences on these two products?

http://www.intense-racing.com/Mercha...ategory_Code=T

http://www.wbodystore.com/grandprix/...products_id=56
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Wbody:
Transmission Filter
Transmission Filter Retaining Sleeve
Shims to adjust shifting firmess


INTENSE:
5 custom accumulator piston springs
3 custom flat spacers
8 custom cylindrical spacers
sandpaper to smooth accumulator gasket surface for improved mating
new accumulator gasket
abrasive pad to scuff accumulator bores for increased oil on bore walls
2 new piston seals
new transaxle filter
transmission assembly lubricant
extremely detailed installation instructions with full color images explaining how to inspect your transaxle pan contents, and properly prepare the accumulator cover, accumulator pistons and piston pins.
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The w body stores kit only offers you two shift options, your wau or their way...Intense gives you a few different options to go with....also you don't get the accumulator gasket with the other guys, which you'll need to replace when you pop the housing off, intense gives you one.....

Just look at the amount of hard pieces you get over the other ppls kit.....
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I deffinatly saw the extra parts. But that doesn't always mean better. As for the gasket; W Body says you can re-use it. And the lube, dont need it. that is what they say, not me. Also WB has less adjustment options. But if the options that WB give you are the ones you use, than the rest is usless. I realize the Intense kit is superior. but what I want is a decent kit that gets the job done. Quicker shifts, less ware, etc.. I'm just trying to play devils advocate. If the WB kit suck and is a waist of money than I wont consider it. But if it will give me the shifts and less ware and save me a $100, then I'll take it.
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I know what you're talking about....But for me personally, it'* nothing but INTENSE parts for me...

I've met the people, I've been to their shop....Hell, i've slept on their couch lol....The way they treat people in general and me personally, that says it all right there to me...Hell, I was maybe gonna get a cam installed there, and Todd said I could sleep at his place vs getting a hotel, saving me money, and welcoming like that?

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The other side of the equation is how many of each kit are installed by members here. There'* a good number of the INTENSE kits here. I can't recall a single installed Wbodystore shift kit here.
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I for the record am buying this intense kit for the winter, and will be installing it myself, I will be taking TONS of pictures, as this is the first automatic i have actually tor into beyond the pan and filter.
My goal? Smarten the trans up, along with the PCM and get atleast another year out of it.
Sonoma ZR2 watched this kit being installed and said it was fairly straight forward.
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correct, its not much further than the pan and filter at all
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I for the record am buying this intense kit for the winter, and will be installing it myself, I will be taking TONS of pictures, as this is the first automatic i have actually tor into beyond the pan and filter.
My goal? Smarten the trans up, along with the PCM and get atleast another year out of it.
Sonoma ZR2 watched this kit being installed and said it was fairly straight forward.
I watched it too. And despite my lack of transmission skills beyond dropping the pan and changing the filter. I would do it, especially after seeing it done.

Sometimes you paying more for customer service and support is a good thing. And beyond the employee'* salaries and expenses, the rest of their profit goes back into expanding the aftermarket for our cars. Which in the end is what we want.
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You may want to checkout the ZZP kit.
http://www.zzperformance.com/grand_p...cts.php?id=105
US made filter
detailed instructions
4 shifting options
$29.99
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