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G2shuck modified dd solenoid review

Ordered up a modified dd solenoid from Gary, after a couple weeks of it being in the mail loop it showed up. Got it installed in a jiffy and did about 20miles on it right after. Stock ecm/tcm, 58v ficm with atlas 40. Within the first two miles I could tell a noticeable bump from 3-5, it was faster into 5th from 3rd. My stock shifting strategy seems to really suck but it felt like the 3-5 shift was tuned after I put this solenoid in. Putted down the hill and got onto 80, got on freeway at about 3/4 throttle and the 3-5 shift is officially the firmest/crispest/fastest shift in my trans. I had a gogo solenoid a year ago and drove 400miles just after installing it on a stock ecm/tcm and this solenoid has a noticeable more crisp/quick shift on stock ecm/tcm.

I'll be loading up my spd written for a modified dd solenoid next week, Ill follow up in this thread once I get a couple miles on that tune with this solenoid. This trans is also about 5k miles old fwiw. I would highly recommend this solenoid. I was definitely impressed after the initial 20miles. No flares, one jolt in town, probably learning but other that its nice to have a fast/quick/crisp 3-5 shift. Thx Gary!

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A stock EPC solenoid does trick also. That's what most use and is the easiest to get...just go to the dealer. But good to know there's another option for people who are wanting something different.

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Thanks for the review… this is not an epc selenoid this is a truly modded direct drive solenoid

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Gary...could you please pm me with a price on one if you don't mind. I've tried the suncoast one, the gogo one and my trans still has a slight 3-5 flare. Was gonna try the epc solenoid but haven't yet. Maybe I'll try yours instead

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Gary...could you please pm me with a price on one if you don't mind. I've tried the suncoast one, the gogo one and my trans still has a slight 3-5 flare. Was gonna try the epc solenoid but haven't yet. Maybe I'll try yours instead
I second this. Can you send me a pm or text too?

Of course I haven't driven my truck in so long, I don't even know how it shifts anymore lol

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Pm sent guys

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Also...never knew you needed a tune written for a modded DD solenoid.

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You need a tune for a modified solenoid because the clutches bind when it shifts. You dont need a modified solenoid if your tuning is correct and the stock solenoid is new. These modified solenoid are really only needed on stock tune trucks where the pressures in the factory tuning aren't what they should be. Every truck is different, but I went back to a new direct solenoid (not epc) after getting my trans done.
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You don't need a tune for this solenoid

2004.5 Mods: CTS, Lots Of Gauges, 7 inch Stack, ARP Studs, Tuned by Eric, SAP Diesel Full Fuel System, WEP Ported Intake Manifold, Mechman Alt, BPD 6 Phase Ficm, BPD Oil Cooler, BPD Oil Bypass, Warren 350cc conventionals, SAP Diesel/Warren Diesel Twin Pump Kit, SAP Diesel Triple Turbos and SAP Diesel Trans in Progress.

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Yeah I didn't think so.

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