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Old 04-16-2009, 04:54 PM
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Curious about trans upgrade?

I have 129,000 on my 7.3 auto trans. I am going to do a pan drop, any parts to upgrade while Im in there for under a few hundred bucks?
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trans go tugger shift kit
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Old 04-16-2009, 05:00 PM
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I have 129,000 on my 7.3 auto trans. I am going to do a pan drop, any parts to upgrade while Im in there for under a few hundred bucks?
I'm not sure exactly of the cost, but how about a Transgo shiftkit & maybe a MagHytec pan for more fluid capacity. If you do get the pan, you'll need the trans filter with the longer pickup.
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You can do a new valve body or a shift kit either a trans go kit or a Sonnax kit.
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dumb question...whats the difference between a shift kit and a valvebody?
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Shift kit controls the pressures only. The valvebody controls the entire shifting of the tranny. Basically, you can tune the VB to control all shifting, instead of a chip doing it. Plus a good VB and/or shift kit extend the life of the tranny.
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You can do a new vb w/ out pulling the trans?

Also mine shifts firm but I just bought w/ no info how to tell if its stock?
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Yes you can do a valve body without dropping the trans just have to drop the pan.
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Does a chip extend the life of a tranny by making it shift firmer?
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Does a chip extend the life of a tranny by making it shift firmer?
No, a chip will not prolong the life of a tranny with stock internals.
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