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Old 04-01-2010, 12:49 PM   #1
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I recently purchased a B&M shift kit for a 96 mustang v-6 auto w/ 119500 miles on it. I've been told by a local transmission shop that they do not advise installing a shift kit in a car with over 75,000. If they do, no warranty, done at my risk.
Anyone have any experience in this area?
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Not sure about the mileage part of the transmission but I wouldnt see a problem with it. Also you shouldnt pay someone to install a short throw shifter, it is really basic, simple unbolting, and fun to work on your car at the same time.
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Not sure about the mileage part of the transmission but I wouldnt see a problem with it. Also you shouldnt pay someone to install a short throw shifter, it is really basic, simple unbolting, and fun to work on your car at the same time.
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I think he's talking automatic.
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Re: Shift Kit

If so it is a little harder on the trans but I'd do it. But anymore everyone just uses a tuner to make it shift faster.
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Yah people nowadays end up letting the tuner do most of the work on the auto slushboxes. But some guys who just like shifting the car all the time or hit the 1320 alot prefer the B&M's. Generally, if you don't overly abuse the transmission and know how to shift it the B&M, it should be fine for quite a few more miles.

If you're not relying on the car as a dd, I'd say go for it, so if the transmission does decide to give you problems (which is a broad area, there are so many possibilities these days with everything connected to the electronics), you could get it fixed or swap in another one. But if you are using the car to get to work each day, and don't have a second car, I'd tread carefully. How does your current transmission feel, does it slip at all, has the filter been changed out, does it leak anywhere (selector shaft, filler tube base or between the engine/transmission somewhere).
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I think he's talking automatic.
whoops misread. I would just suggest getting a tuner and kill 2 birds with 1 stone. The tuner helps auto out a lot with their shift points and if you have other mods the tuner will help express those mods too.
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Re: Shift Kit

Wow. Thanks everyone.
Returning the shift kit as for at least another 2 months the car is a daily driver. After that, I'll have it off the road as a daily anyway. gonna look into the tuner route as I've done other mods and would love to be sure I get the full effect of those changes.
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