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Shift Kits? Which one?

Discussion in 'V6 Development And Modification' started by MG's VH Wag, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. MG's VH Wag

    MG's VH Wag Member

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    Hi guys, i am looking at shift kitting my auto. I have had a look on ebay but i don't know what type to get. I have put up some links to the ones im looking at so let me know if there the proper ones or if anyone can point me in the right direction? I don't want it to kick in to the next gear really hard, i just want it to be a bit firmer then it currently shifts. when changing it holds the rpm for a bit too long i think.

    1- T700 B&M Shift Improver Kit VN TO VE commodore - eBay Other Performance Parts, Performance Parts, Car Parts, Accessories, Cars, Bikes, Boats. (end time 21-Apr-09 10:09:05 AEST)

    2- Shift Kit Suit HOLDEN 4L60e - VR VS VT VX VY V6 V8 GEN3 - eBay Automatic Transmission, Transmission, Car Parts, Accessories, Cars, Bikes, Boats. (end time 21-Apr-09 18:51:19 AEST)

    3- TRANSGO SHIFT KIT STAGE 2 FOR 4L60E VR VS VT VX VY VZ - eBay Automatic Transmission, Transmission, Car Parts, Accessories, Cars, Bikes, Boats. (end time 23-Apr-09 20:06:00 AEST)

    Any help would be great! Cheers!
     
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    lil_mickey LOUD AND PROUD

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    i am also curious on what shift kits actually do
    i have heard of stage 1, 2, 3 but not sure what it means
     
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    Can anyone point me in the right direction lol?
     
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    transgo are quite good. id reccomend going with that.
     
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    Go transgo stage 2 kit thats what i got and it makes a hell of a lot of difference. i had to get my tranny rebuilt though because when i had a look at it there was too much wear and it would just break it lol. it allows you to use it like a sports manual. im chirpin 1-2 and 2-3 on a stock v6. make sure you get a corvett servo 2 im just about to upgrade to a supercharged v6 so im upgrading to a higher stall converter and probs a stage 3 kit.

    in the end its better doing up an auto than swapping to a manual
     
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    Thanks guys. How hard is it to install shift kits at home?
     
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    Stage 1: Makes it stronger. For things like towing
    Stage 2: Makes it shift quicker. For racing
    Stage 3: Turns your auto box into a clutchless manual. I mean ABSOLUTELY like a manual. If it's left in 3, you're in 3rd gear at the lights.
     
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    Well would the B&M shift kit be good for me seeing as you can choose from stage 1 & 2? Because i drive my car every day i wouldn't really need the stage 2 all the time. What do yous think?
     
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    TRANSGO are the best i think for a shift kit.

    mine stage 2 is pretty firm, and when i select 1, it holds 1. select 2, it holds 2 etc.

    perfect mix between manual and auto
     
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    chirping 2-3? that doesnt sound right on a stock vt. unless you had some beef 2-3 springs.

    my mate has an rvo 9sec auto, and it only 'just' chirps 3rd, if that. and thats an l67.

    more power also = stronger shift
     
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    But is the B&M one still alright? I'm only asking this cause if i get the B&M one i'll have enough cash to get a cooler and corvette servo but if i get the TRANSGO i won't have enough cash for a cooler and servo.
     
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    soz to go off the point abit , but the guys at dtm in geelong (auto builders if you dont no) said that transgo are crap and also that i couldnt manualise a 4l60e ,are they right ?cus i have seen a stage 3 shift kit to suit a 4l60e and it said it was fully manualised
     
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    From what i have heard if you have a stage 3 that makes your auto fully manualised
     
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    Another question, how do you fit a trans cooler? Does my vr already have one?
     
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    theres a standard cooler which is just the trans lines running into the radiator but you can run a line from that to an after market cooler and run another line to the return ,i have this setup
     
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    Ok cool i will probably just do that then. Is your auto shift kitted? If so does it stay cool with that cooler set-up?
     
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    PITFA! I did a couple on a hoist and the boost valve did my head in the 1st time. I had to mod a set of outer circlip pliers to get the circlip out nicely. Study study and more study and it will work.
     
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    The Transgo kit is more costly because it has more stuff in it. The B&M kit has a few basic fixes but the Transgo kit is more of a balanced overall upgrade that is fully adjustable as to how hard or soft you want stuff happening.

    The instructions are excellent and should be strictly adhered to for trans longevity and performance.

    This lesson cost me a few grand lol
     
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    sorry my trans isnt shift kitted but it stayed cool with this setup never had a problem with it
     
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    A stock torque converter produces alot less heat than a higer stall aftermarket/ modified unit.

    Mine is only abit higher but heated up like a bitch before I fitted an external cooler. Much less slip now!
     

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