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Old 10-10-2003, 07:54 PM   #1
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I was just wondering how involved and what all exactly is done when installing a shift kit i was thinking about the transgo one
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you unbolt your tranny pan and then unbolt the valve body and unplug all sensors on it, you then take the valve body and remove valves from it and replace the springs and some valves with the ones from the kit, you drill a couople holes on the valve body cover out larger and one hole ni the valve body its self. then put it all back together. its not hard if you have done this sort of stuff before but if you screw it up...it coudl cost you a tranny rebuilt. just let a pro do it and at a business also this way they are liable for the damages of putting it in wrong.
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Well jeffrunr I have heard from more than a few people that have had problems with Transgo shift kits on 99+ stangs. I would go with a B&M or superior shift kit if I were you
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i have heard 99 ups have issues also, my 97 never gave any trouble but why take a risk...get another brand.
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I donno, I have a Transgo on my 2000. Had for several months...so far no problems...
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Of course there are exceptions but why take the risk on a 99+ when you can just get another brand and have the same performance.
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just get B&M. Why hope that your transgo *might* work out. Just get one that always does.
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Anybody got real numbers on the performance increase with a shift kit? Just curious...
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umm..maybe a mph or two..from the quicker shifts. Dont think it help ET too much but it may.
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I dunno why everyone rags on Transgo. That was the very first mod I did with exhaust and had the shift kit for 2 years and not a single problem I think those were past issues that have been resolved or it an idiot of a person mess up there trans. I know of two other V6-ers in my area that also have the Transgo and not a single problem ever. but thats just my 2 pennys.
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Anything that would harden up the mashed potatoes that is my shift points would be a plus even if it slowed the car down.
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My shift kit took off .2 in the 1/4 and gained 1mph.
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A properly installed shift kit will not hurt anything. Regardless of brand.
But here is where problems arise.
People modify thier car, then go out and drive it like they stole it because it's faster and then when something brakes, they blame the installed part.
Rather than saying, "Hmmm.....maybe I did push the car just a little too hard."
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Nobody is ragging transgo. I have a transgo but people with 99+ cars have had some problems. I have a 98 and there does not seem to be aproblem with 94-98 stangs. But I have heard of no one with problems with Superior or B&M shift kits on 99+
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A properly installed shift kit will not hurt anything. Regardless of brand.
But here is where problems arise.
People modify thier car, then go out and drive it like they stole it because it's faster and then when something brakes, they blame the installed part.
Rather than saying, "Hmmm.....maybe I did push the car just a little too hard."
I agree to an extent. I pushed my 00 as far as I could when I raced it BUT i also took care of it like if it were my kid. Ah wells everything is all good as someone enjoys my old 6 since it has a little kick in it
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where can u buy a superior or b&m shift kit gfor a 2000 mustang
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transgo is not a good idea, here's why:

http://forums.modulardepot.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=4121

it's all about the jerry mod.
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I will second that NO TRANSGO in 99+ V6 Stangs . Just asking for problems if you do!!!!
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A properly installed shift kit will not hurt anything. Regardless of brand.
But here is where problems arise.
People modify thier car, then go out and drive it like they stole it because it's faster and then when something brakes, they blame the installed part.
Rather than saying, "Hmmm.....maybe I did push the car just a little too hard."
I agree. I have an'01 with a transgo i have had no problems with it....also B&M does not make a shift kit for 2000+ I had orignally ordered a 96-99 shift kit thinking it was the same but there is a slight difference in the valve body. So it won't work.
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A properly installed shift kit will not hurt anything. Regardless of brand.
But here is where problems arise.
People modify thier car, then go out and drive it like they stole it because it's faster and then when something brakes, they blame the installed part.
Rather than saying, "Hmmm.....maybe I did push the car just a little too hard."
I agree. I have an'01 with a transgo i have had no problems with it....also B&M does not make a shift kit for 2000+ I had orignally ordered a 96-99 shift kit thinking it was the same but there is a slight difference in the valve body. So it won't work.
Well that tells me it is hit and miss on the Transgo for 99 up so My advice is why risk it with all the others out there. I have a 98 with a transgo and love it but there seems to be no problem with 98 and earlier
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shift kits

I can not speak for transgo kits ,But I have used B&M kits in 2 cars and had zero problems. I bought a haynes manual,a seal installer kit from OTC tools and a B&M kit and did my tranny (AOD) out of car on my kitchen (read work) table. rebuild/kit install and it's ready to go in car. it went together just fine.
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more than one has had a bad turn out of putting in a shift kit, one guy recently IMed me and his over heated wit the B&M manual valve body kit and he is out 1200 bucks.... so please get a cooler with it and also get it done professionally with a good kit also.
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so please get a cooler with it and also get it done professionally with a good kit also.

Very good words of wisdom I advise anyone even if you are stock to get a tranny cooler . It is added insurance and adds life to your tranny
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every 20 degrees of drop in temp doubles yoru tranny life.
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every 20 degrees of drop in temp doubles yoru tranny life.
I dont think it works in that direction. Its every 20 degrees in temp INCREASE kills your trannies life.

Thats why its good to get a cooler to keep it from ever increasing.

I dont have a cooler because driving my car in the winter, the tranny fluid would never warm up an dbe like sludge. Until I buy a winter beater, I won tput a cooler on because of driving in the winter.
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I dont have a cooler because driving my car in the winter, the tranny fluid would never warm up an dbe like sludge. Until I buy a winter beater, I won tput a cooler on because of driving in the winter.
Air-cooled tranny coolers are not going to prevent your car from warming up properly. 1) A big reason they "cool" the tranny is the added fluid capacity. That does nothing but help you. 2) It only cools when you're driving (after the fluid is warm)
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Yeah I have to agree with laser on this one thinking a Tranny cooler is good in any temp.
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I dont have a cooler because driving my car in the winter, the tranny fluid would never warm up an dbe like sludge. Until I buy a winter beater, I won tput a cooler on because of driving in the winter.
Air-cooled tranny coolers are not going to prevent your car from warming up properly. 1) A big reason they "cool" the tranny is the added fluid capacity. That does nothing but help you. 2) It only cools when you're driving (after the fluid is warm)
I never said they would prevent the engine from warming up.

They prevent the tranny from warming up. Nothing on your car works good cold. There is a reason things have an "operationg temp" because that is where they work most efficiently.

Having a tranny cooler on a car that drives in cold weather like I do (its been below 10* for 2 weeks) makes it harder and takes longer for your transmission fluid to warm up.

Its like if you had a 160* thermo and drove your car during the winter and tried to use the heat. Itll take forever.
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Yep like you said get a winter beater
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Maybe there's an easy way to put a bypass circuit in the cooler lines to shut out the cooler during the cold months...like a manually shut off ball valve. Best of both worlds, and you don't have to invest in another car (more $$$ for more parts).
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: Your tranny fluid is routed through your radiator for a reason. Your fluid will come out of your tranny hot. The cooler will cool it back down. And then the radiator will warm it back up to within operating temperature.

Forced air tranny coolers will not overcool your fluid. There is no way. It's just like you added 20 feet of extra transmission lines. A cooler is not some magical fluid refrigerator.
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I didn't mean to bypass the stock cooler. That's tranny murder. Just the add-on.
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I wasn't directing that at you. But I am saying that you don't need to bypass anything... So maybe I am. Tranny coolers won't hurt anything. In any weather.
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No prob, laser. And no offense, but your home town might not give you a true picture of how cold stangin99 really gets...even here in Alabama we saw 16* last night. I'd build a fire in my floorboard if I could.

Like I said, no offense. Just an observation.
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