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View Poll Results: Which is the best tranny valve body
John Woods 11 57.89%
BTS 5 26.32%
ATS 0 0%
Other 3 15.79%
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Old 02-22-2008, 02:21 AM
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Best tranny valve body??

What’s the best valve body for clean shifts?
The ones I hear about seem to be;
1. John Woods ~$230 John Wood Valve Body
2. ATS ~$320 Restoring the layer structure...
3. BTS ~$???
4. IPT ~$200 IPT Performance Transmissions Torque Converters and Transmission Parts for Ford, GM, Chrysler, and Import vehicles

Is a valve body better than a transgo tugger shift kit? (I put one of them in my old tranny and was not impressed)

My tranny either shifts so hard you think the drive shaft is going to snap or it feels like it is slipping at very high power levels. It is a new factory rebuilt tranny with about 18,000 miles on it, it defiantly shifts much firmer than my original tranny but still is not “right”. It works pretty good stock but doesn’t like it when I turn the chip up. Any suggestions or opinions???

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Old 02-22-2008, 02:33 AM
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I would go either John wood or BTS with the valve body. IM not a fan of ATS stuff at all
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Old 02-22-2008, 06:15 AM
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why not ATS? Why are they not as good and what did they do to you?
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Old 02-22-2008, 06:26 AM
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I would go John Woods. I called Jody from DP and he told me that he has been working with JW and his chips are already set up for a JW VB.
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Old 02-22-2008, 06:32 AM
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BTS is $225 with a $50 core.
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i had a bts full tranny in my 97 and there customer service is awsome. i have herd good thing about both. you would be fine going with either one i think.
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Old 02-22-2008, 06:52 AM
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I would go John Woods. I called Jody from DP and he told me that he has been working with JW and his chips are already set up for a JW VB.

To add another side, I've spoken with Jody many times also. He had nothing bad to say about BTS. Jody was most concerned about a properly shifting/built transmission, not who built it. Either way, with JW or BTS, you get the best out there.
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Anyone have a link to bts?
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Old 02-22-2008, 07:07 AM
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