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Old 06-20-2005, 01:45 PM   #1
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Shift Kit?

I've been reading through a lot of posts and I read a few mentioning shift kits. I had a few questions.

What exactly are they and what do they do?
Where could I get one and how much?
Is installation difficult?

Granted I don't know anything about them but I was hoping one of you guys with a lot more knowledge could fill me in.
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I've been reading through a lot of posts and I read a few mentioning shift kits. I had a few questions.

What exactly are they and what do they do?
Where could I get one and how much?
Is installation difficult?

Granted I don't know anything about them but I was hoping one of you guys with a lot more knowledge could fill me in.
something you have done to your transmission... that makes it shift very firm.. which improves your time. Get it done professionally, this is your transmission we're talking about. I'm not sure how much they are to get done, about a 3 hour job I hear... and the kits aren't THAT expensive
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Old 06-20-2005, 03:30 PM   #3
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You also want to get a torque convertor at about the same time and have it put in this will help out a lot too
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For some great info read the articles here on the TCCOA site.

http://www.tccoa.com/articles/tranny/index.html
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shift kit opens up the passage ways thru your valvebody in your tranny. This increases the pressure of the automatic tranny fluid and makes your shifts quicker and more firm.

As for getting a torque converter at the same time... you can if you want, but you won't save any on labor. To do a shift kit, you just need to pull the tranny pan and the valve body is right there. To do a torque converter, you have to drop the entire tranny and swap it out then. One is a 2hr job, the other is a 6-7hr job.

The torque converter will help more than the shift kit. Can take almost a half second off your 1/4mi times alone where the shift kit might take off 0.1. But a shift kit installed is around $150-200. A torque converter is around 600-700 + 200-300 for install.
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shift kit opens up the passage ways thru your valvebody in your tranny. This increases the pressure of the automatic tranny fluid and makes your shifts quicker and more firm.

As for getting a torque converter at the same time... you can if you want, but you won't save any on labor. To do a shift kit, you just need to pull the tranny pan and the valve body is right there. To do a torque converter, you have to drop the entire tranny and swap it out then. One is a 2hr job, the other is a 6-7hr job.

The torque converter will help more than the shift kit. Can take almost a half second off your 1/4mi times alone where the shift kit might take off 0.1. But a shift kit installed is around $150-200. A torque converter is around 600-700 + 200-300 for install.
I wasn't saying that it would save labor but he would get much more out of it performance wise
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dont get a shift kit do the j-mod that silver 200 stang gave you a link to
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