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[Ecotec] Stage 2 shift kit in 200k box

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Was wondering if it was true about installing a stage 2 shift kit into a box that has done over 200k km

I went into local transmission shop and asked for a quote and he asked how many km the car had done, as I said 200k he said it most likely would break the box. Is this legit? Will it actually kill the transmission If I have one installed now?
 

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Im not sure but my bro got his done (VN V8 T700) at about 250,000km and its about 320,000km now and he drives it pretty hard.

Being a different box I couldn't say though.

How about a reco and shift kit at the same time?
 

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i have had two transmissions in VSes die having a shift kit fitted with over 200k on them.
 
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My VS has done 330k kms, 10k with a transco stage 2 shift kit.. hasn't blown up yet.. touch wood.

I was told a shift kit is good for the trans, as is strengthens it. That and more line pressure by changed in the tune.
 
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2Die. The guy at the trans joint said he wouldn't recommend it, and that I should go a reco box an ld put in the shift kit also. But that was $1700 quoted.

I was thinking about doing a service on the box and install the kit at the same time.

I have heard that shift kits are good also, and make the box stronger also. I don't think it would kill the box. But if worst cones to worst I will just fix the box when it dies lol
 

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I was told the same thing when I enquired for my VT 5L.
first question they asked was how many kms it's done. He said he'd advise reconditioning it otherwise u may have to pay twice for things to get done if it were to let go after having a shift kit fitted.
 

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Dilemma dilemma dilemma hahaha
 

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if u plan to keep the vehicle a good while, I'd vote against getting it recond too.
will make it much more reliable.
I'm very tempted to use Sureshift automatics over east to get mine done when I do it.
Good price I got quoted and for alright power too.
 

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called up another transmission place today and asked about the stage 2 shift kit

the guy said that its not so much how many klicks the transmission has done but the condition the components are

and a transmission service was quoted at $175
so i may get that done an a stage 2 installed along with the service and see how we go
 
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