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Got some b day gifts coming, need help with tranny ?'s

So my girl wants to spend some money for my b day. I want to do some work to the tranny. I was thinking BTS valve body. What about Tricumulator Springs Kit? What else should i do while i am in there? Trying to make it last as much as possible. It was re built before i got the truck 10k ago and had the DP on it for 6-7k. Doesnt ever go above 140* unless towing my boat, and i don't beat it up to bad. Any suggestions?


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You could put on an aftermarket pan that would cool it more.
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BTS valve body is an excellent choice. Sonnax or Transgo shift kits are unnecessary then. I ran the Sonnax, and then the Transgo kits for quite awhile each and theyre both very very good. If you havnt upgraded your tranny cooler, you could do that too. I would go for the cooler upgrade before a larger pan, personally.

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larger pan isnt going to do anything as far as cooling. install a 6.0 cooler and be done with that. my tranny never ran over 140* either, installed a 6.0 cooler and my typical running temps on a nice afternoon are 100-110* towing i see 140-150*

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larger pan isnt going to do anything as far as cooling. install a 6.0 cooler and be done with that. my tranny never ran over 140* either, installed a 6.0 cooler and my typical running temps on a nice afternoon are 100-110* towing i see 140-150*
My tranny temps are 10-15* lower now that I have a bigger pan.
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thanks for the correction! :thumbsup:

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so do you recomend one? is 10-15* worth the money in your opinion?

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Id say yes and no. I just got a deal on one that I couldn't pass up and I had to pull the pan to change the filter anyway. I think its the extra fluid and fins that help cool it. If you have the money I would buy one but I don't really think its necessary.

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BTS valve body is an excellent choice. Sonnax or Transgo shift kits are unnecessary then. I ran the Sonnax, and then the Transgo kits for quite awhile each and theyre both very very good. If you havnt upgraded your tranny cooler, you could do that too. I would go for the cooler upgrade before a larger pan, personally.
so a valve body does the same as the spring kit? what about a converter? thanks for the helps guys!


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so a valve body does the same as the spring kit? what about a converter? thanks for the helps guys!
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