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This is a discussion on shift kit for automatic within the Automatic Transmission forums, part of the Drivetrain category; ive been thinking about putting a shift kit in my trans am ive did some research and all the ones ...

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    shift kit for automatic

    ive been thinking about putting a shift kit in my trans am ive did some research and all the ones who put a transgo shift kit in said it takes the lag/slush out of the peddle im wondering if it affects the gas mileage at all and top end. more worried about losing top end than gas mileage

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    I put in the TransGo... I could be wrong, but I don't think it changes anything which would impact MPG. It simply firms up shifts.

    Well worth it, but I'd do it when you put in a conveter and tranny cooler. Of course, you can do the kit pretty easy, a converter is much more work.
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    I agree.. put a transgo into mine as well.. WAY better feel... but after the tune.. if Im in a turn and romp on it.. that 1-2 shift kicks the ass around real fast..
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    Quote Originally Posted by 99ta/cg View Post
    ive been thinking about putting a shift kit in my trans am ive did some research and all the ones who put a transgo shift kit in said it takes the lag/slush out of the peddle im wondering if it affects the gas mileage at all and top end. more worried about losing top end than gas mileage
    Nope. A shift kit won't affect MPG or top end

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    you can also up the line pressures with just tuning.....just something to think about.

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    thank you all for the info that helps me out on my desicision. i dont careto put the peddle to the floor or half way down and it takes bout 2 to 3 seconds to wind up before it takes off

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    Trans go kit here. The kit itself wont lower mpg, just the heavier foot that will go with it.
    No reduction in top end power either.

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    just had a tranny rebuild and we put a trans go shift kit in there, works great

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    how hard/long does it take to install one of these kits.

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    my .02.....i did not use the springs for the 1-2 shift from the kit....the stock springs are plenty stiff

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    what will tuning up the pressure in the line do exactly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99ta/cg View Post
    what will tuning up the pressure in the line do exactly?
    firm up the shifts just like the kit just less money and time

    thats what i did and i get second gear scratch even when im not in it

    IMO go that route first and if its not enough then put the kit in

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    what do you meen by second gear scracth even if ur not in it ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99ta/cg View Post
    what do you meen by second gear scracth even if ur not in it ?
    it'll spin during 1-2 gear shift when im at less than 50% throttle

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    I can't recall how long it took to install mine, I'd say less than 3-4 hours if you took your time. The Trans Go kits come with a video as instructions, so I watched it once before beginning the install. (At least, they used to come with a video, I can't say now). I would time this work when you think you need a fluid change too.

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    the kits no longer come with videos...they use to.........they have a generic vid online you can watch now......its the old vid they edited out all the parts in the vid that dont apply anymore to the kit.......ie......parts that are no longer included in the kit

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    i want one now where can i order a trans go shift kit from?

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    I got mine from Summit. Check with the site sponsors. I bought mine before I found this site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 666ws6 View Post
    Well worth it, but I'd do it when you put in a conveter and tranny cooler. Of course, you can do the kit pretty easy, a converter is much more work.
    I have a transgo shift kit from my 94 bird that i never installed. So it is just sitting there. I was going to have it installed this summer and hopefully get a frost tune. Should I just wait till i get a converter which probably won't happen this year-->$$$?

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