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IM A Newbie But whats a shift kit??

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    IM A Newbie But whats a shift kit??

    The dude down the street keeps telling me to make my car launch better add a shift kit. What is a shift kit???

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    An automatic transmission's main focus is smooth shifting between gears. To accomplish this it often goes into two gears at once while shifting up, which is known as a shift overlap. In these cars, it is a kit that can reduce or eliminate the shift overlap. It will also reduce wear because the transmission won't be trying to drive in two gears at once. I'd venture to say that he is talking about a stall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by najaf4life View Post
    An automatic transmission's main focus is smooth shifting between gears. To accomplish this it often goes into two gears at once while shifting up, which is known as a shift overlap. In these cars, it is a kit that can reduce or eliminate the shift overlap. It will also reduce wear because the transmission won't be trying to drive in two gears at once. I'd venture to say that he is talking about a stall.
    I guarantee he is talking about a stall converter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 00z28bubba View Post
    I guarantee he is talking about a stall converter.
    and you think hes not going to ask what that is? a stall, or stall converter, is refering to a torque converter that has a higher than stock stall speed. which means loosely that the engine revs higher before it starts to make the car move. think of it sortof like with a stick shift if you pull out normally then stand on the throttle, or if you bring the rpms up then dump the clutch and stand on it. better launch cuz the engine is in or closer to the range where it starts making good power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dklowrider View Post
    and you think hes not going to ask what that is? a stall, or stall converter, is refering to a torque converter that has a higher than stock stall speed. which means loosely that the engine revs higher before it starts to make the car move. think of it sortof like with a stick shift if you pull out normally then stand on the throttle, or if you bring the rpms up then dump the clutch and stand on it. better launch cuz the engine is in or closer to the range where it starts making good power.
    i was gonna edit my post when i got home. posting on a blackberry storm can be a headache on explanations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 00z28bubba View Post
    i was gonna edit my post when i got home. posting on a blackberry storm can be a headache on explanations.
    i dont have one but i can imagine. anything you were going to say that i didnt?

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    best mod for an auto. other than that you hit the nail pretty solid

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    so heres my quest ...... whats the best stall converter for a mostly stock z28... all i got is lid and catback with stock 342 gears. ive heard a good stall is a great mod. so whats the best i can do for it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by myzisbetter View Post
    so heres my quest ...... whats the best stall converter for a mostly stock z28... all i got is lid and catback with stock 342 gears. ive heard a good stall is a great mod. so whats the best i can do for it?
    3000 to 3500 for stock and light bolt ons. any other mods planned?

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    nothing planned for now. i wanna keep it relativly tame since it will be a bday gift for my nephew in a couple years when he turns 18.now if something changes then the sky is the limit

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    I went with the Trans Go shift kit from summit. First upgrade on my stock Z28. Its not quite as good as a built 350TH, but it's my daily driver.
    My car shifts a little harder and feels better when passing mustangs on the highway.
    Good Luck!

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