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post #1 of 13 Old 01-12-2008, 03:19 AM Thread Starter
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vb or shift kit?

Im looking into installing either a valve body or shift kit in my 4r100 and need your guys opinions on which one and why. Brands and prices would help too.
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Are you gonna replace the TC too while you got it out?? Or are you lookin at doin a sonnax type kit?? I vote full shift kit with new converter. The Transgo Tugger kit is plain ole awesome in these trannys.

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No Im not replacing the torque convertor. I bought a used dp chip that was programmes for a bts tranny so basically I gotta get the line pressure increased and am wondering if its worth the $ for a valve body or maybe the sonnax kit for $45?
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here is some good info. I am ordering the FTV VB today


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Can you leave the trany in to do a valve body?

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Can you leave the trany in to do a valve body?

Yes you can, drain fluild drop pan change out valve body.

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i went with a john woods, putting it in next week, heard good things about his VB's

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Is there a big difference between the vb and the sonnax kit?
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Neither one does ANYTHING to improve the output of the front pump. I went the sonnax route, and for a while, it "covered up" what I was trying to fix.

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