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Old 02-16-2008, 06:52 AM
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Easy Tranny Question

Ok this may seem basic but I've never dealt with transmissions before. What is the difference between installing an aftermarket valve body and a "shift kit". Are these the same thing? I'm looking to firm up my shifts and increase the life of my tranny and want to purchase one or both of these. I want to do the install the next time I change my tranny fluid which is coming up. Is this pretty easy?
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Ok this may seem basic but I've never dealt with transmissions before. What is the difference between installing an aftermarket valve body and a "shift kit". Are these the same thing? I'm looking to firm up my shifts and increase the life of my tranny and want to purchase one or both of these. I want to do the install the next time I change my tranny fluid which is coming up. Is this pretty easy?
basically yes...its the same thing. Generally a "shift kit" is just springs and balls where the valve body is the "better" way to do it......

It is pretty easy....just be very carefull you dont drop any check balls or springs.....and that you get them all in the correct location. Also.....make sure to use a torque wrench on the valve body bolts
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Hey thanks Marc, I appreciate it.
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Hey thanks Marc, I appreciate it.
no problem buddy!!! Are ya gonna do a converter too??
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I replaced my valve body last night. It took me 2 hours and that included doing a complete fluid flush at the same time so I had all new fluid in the trans. It was too easy. valve body needs to be torqued to 100in-lbs.
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