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firmer shifts???

so when my truck shifts I feel like im on the verge of shifting. the more throttle I give it the less decisive the shifts are, I just installed the manual tc lock switch. If I have that on it seems to increase the pressure a bit but I cant use that for 0-60 so Im looking for the best most cost effective method for firming up my shifts.
My trans is a factory rebuilt with a banks billet tc and (supposedly) some better clutches, I did the rebuild right after I got the truck and didn't really know what to ask for in a trans so Im not quite sure whats in it. probebly just your average rebuild with a billet tc.

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transgo tuger shift kit. some that WILL increase the line pressure. Upgraded VB would be good too



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the tugger looks good. its electronical right?
do you know anyone with it installed.
it says adjustable firmness, how does that work?

Early 99 7.3L
Ultra lite EGT, boost, TT
AFE stage II
TW tunes
5" strait pipe, black
Rebuilt Trans w/ Banks TQ
Manual TC lock up mod
DIY EBPV mod
Zoodad mod
4.5" leveling w/ 35'' procomps
one piece headlights w/ warn spots
smoked taillights
2.5% window tint 30% in front
sony stereo +amp ADS 10" subs
on dash dvd.
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I have one. In my trans. I have really hard firm shifts. but I put it in with a bunch of stuff, so i cant say forsure if thats it.

Also I believe its springs and such.



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I installed a bully dog shift kit about ten thousand miles before the rebuild. it had really firm shifts and I liked it, but then my trans went out so any chance that shift kit caused the problem.
how are the bully dog and the tugger different

Early 99 7.3L
Ultra lite EGT, boost, TT
AFE stage II
TW tunes
5" strait pipe, black
Rebuilt Trans w/ Banks TQ
Manual TC lock up mod
DIY EBPV mod
Zoodad mod
4.5" leveling w/ 35'' procomps
one piece headlights w/ warn spots
smoked taillights
2.5% window tint 30% in front
sony stereo +amp ADS 10" subs
on dash dvd.
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you cna also look at the Banks transcommand. they work great and are just plug and play on the side of the trans.

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Any trans mods with a tuner are all electronic and shift stragegy mods as well as fooling the PCM on various factors... they are trying to do a lot of what the transgo kits or other physical trans mods do without modding the actual trans....
You do much better modding the trans (new springs, valves, VB mods etc)... I just used a Transgo SKE4OD kit in mine but didn't pull the trans to do the pump mod... (which will increase line pressure) you can do the kit with or without it. if you go the HD tugger kit you gotta pull the tranny... I will add the pump mod that came with the kit if I have the tranny out in the future... such as to do a rear seal or new TC.. the tech support at transgo really know their stuff and carry lots of individual parts for addressing specific problems... give them a call....

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10-4 to what southpaw said.!!!
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