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Old 03-31-2015, 02:39 PM   #1
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Trans Go or J-Mod Which One

looking for some opinions going to put a shift kit in my car, American muscle has the J-Mod kit $79.99, others have the Trans go shift kit 0$84.99.

almost the same installation effort, both can be done with the trans in the car

Which one would you choose?
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Trans Go or J-Mod Which One

Scotty will know this one and pretty sure the J-mod one will be better.


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From what I have seen and read about the j mod it is better than a shift kit because it Also increases the life of the trans

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J mod is where it's at. You don't need a $70 kit. Just a new separator plate gasket and a set of drill bits.


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I thought about just buying the gaskets from Ford but i couldn't find anything that showed what holes get drilled that i was real comfortable with, i know Scotty said to follow the J-Mod on you tube from the TCCAO site. I think the plates may be the same not sure. Anybody know?
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Trans Go or J-Mod Which One

They are the same. Just make sure you drill the holes out for your year.

Here's some great info
http://tccoa.com/articles/tranny/shiftybusiness.html

And here's a link to the YouTube video
http://youtu.be/gbIAKfhrdV0
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I can't say anything that hasn't already been said. Improve life, improve shifts, Jmod designed by the guy who designed the freaking transmission=win.
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Old 03-31-2015, 08:06 PM   #8
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Scotty do you know what holes need drilled and which ones don't on an 98?
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Click the link or watch the video. They both show the locations.


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Old 04-01-2015, 02:44 PM   #10
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I did but if you look at the plate they show it has 11 locations and when you watch the video he only dills 5 holes one being the reveres servo.

From what i can tell:
Hole No. 1 = no change (No Drill required)
Hole No. 2 = Drill with #39 Bit
Hole No. 3 = Drill with #15 Bit
Hole No. 4 = Drill with #46 Bit
Hole No. 5 = Drill with #46 Bit
Hole No. 6 = no change (No Drill Required based on a 1998 not having the diode)
Hole No. 7 = Drill with 1/8"
Hole No. 8 = No change (No Drill Required)
Hole No. 9 = Drill with #46 Bit
Hole No. 10 = Drill with #48 Bit
Hole No. 11 = Drill with #46 Bit

Again if you watch the video he only drills five holes, can anybody confirm
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I did the holes he did. Like I said. You'll have to research the taccoa link I posted. The drill pattern is in there at the bottom. You have a 98 tranny. Mines 2003.


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i found this, http://www.crownvic.net/tech/4R70Wnotes.pdf
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Yup. That looks like the one.


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That would be the PDF to use.
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J mod cheaper and better for the car


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I will be calling Ford for gaskets tomorrow
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Old 04-02-2015, 02:37 PM   #17
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Went to Ford today, Part No. 1L3Z*7C155*AA $3.03 Part No. XW7Z*7D100*AA $1.89 looks like i got a trans fluid bath in my future.
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Trans Go or J-Mod Which One

It's not too bad. Loosen all the rear bolts and side bolts and half the front and pry the pan down in the back. Drain all the oil out and then take the pan off. It's also a good time to change the tranny oil filter since you'll have to have it out anyways.

You'll need about 8 quarts of oil. But check them as you refill. Start checking at 4, then you should be able to crank it and cycle through the gears and slowly add more and checking.

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Old 04-02-2015, 04:42 PM   #19
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Thanks Slater, that's my plan. Being it's Easter weekend not sure if i will get any time to play, got some family commitments.

I will take some pictures once i get started
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No problem. I did my tranny when I had the pan off to change over to a deep sump pan. Also a thing to think about is adding a drain pan bolt. It makes life so much easier as you can change your tranny oil much more regularly.


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