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TransGo vs. Chip Tune (Repetitive?)

I am just curious if the increased line pressure to the transmission included with most popular chip tunes (TW, DP, PHP, etc) is the same result as generated by a TransGo shift kit?

I plan to get a tune in the next few weeks, but wasn't sure if adding a TransGo or something else might further improve shifting. Ideally, I want to prolong the life of the stock transmission (101k miles) and would rather avoid going to a BTS or even spending $2k+ to rebuild my trans with stout parts.

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If i can find the post i will post it. This is what i read from TW he stated to get a Trans go.

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If i can find the post i will post it. This is what i read from TW he stated to get a Trans go.
Hmm..Good to know. If you can find his post, that would be great.

It seems that almost no one does these shift kits (from what I have read). Its either a chip and stock trans, chip and BTS trans, or chip and BTS valve body and TC.

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I would also suggest a Transgo kit. When you get a chip tell them that you have the transgo kit, and they can program the transmission accordingly. Do the kit first

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I would also recommend the transgo kit. It is a very good product.

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Why don't you just get a performance valve body from BTS or JW? There like $300 and direct bolt on. The transgo kit can screw your tranny if not installed properly.
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Why don't you just get a performance valve body from BTS or JW? There like $300 and direct bolt on. The transgo kit can screw your tranny if not installed properly.
No reason.

Whats the install on the valve body like? Time and Difficulty wise...

I am all for mods that will prolong the life of my trans, but I'm not interested in spending a bunch of $$ in the name of transmission performance. Its a diesel truck and will never (for me) be a stoplight dragster. If the valve body will give me added life, I'm all for it.

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Why don't you just get a performance valve body from BTS or JW? There like $300 and direct bolt on. The transgo kit can screw your tranny if not installed properly.
IF not installed properly, if you go with the transgo make sure you have a good transmission guy do it.

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No reason.

Whats the install on the valve body like? Time and Difficulty wise...

I am all for mods that will prolong the life of my trans, but I'm not interested in spending a bunch of $$ in the name of transmission performance. Its a diesel truck and will never (for me) be a stoplight dragster. If the valve body will give me added life, I'm all for it.
The valve body install is much easier, it bolts in. The shift kit invoves drilling, springs, balls, etc. You dont wanna do it if your not sure what to do. Either way it will help with transmission life.

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IF not installed properly, if you go with the transgo make sure you have a good transmission guy do it.
Good point. Some transmission shift kits involve resizing bores. If you were to buy a replacement valve body i would rate replacing it at a 2 of 10 for a novice mechanic. just need an in/lb torque wrench.

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