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what's involved in installing an aftermarket valvebody?

Thinking about taking this on myself but am curious to know what's involved.
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I am thinking about doing the same thing. My question is, does it make sense to do a valve body without also changing the torque converter to something better than the stock converter? I was under the impression that they should be replaced at the same time.

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That's the consensus that everyone seems to share because the stock converter is a weak link.

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I did just the valve body, but I have no extra power to the truck. I just like the firmer shifts keeping the current material in place longer.



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Typically, if you cxan afford it then yes swap out both. Otherwise start with the vb and make way to the tc.
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