Results 1 to 14 of 14

Anyone have a shift kit?...

This is a discussion on Anyone have a shift kit?... within the V6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; This is one of the many mods i'm thinking of doing but is it worth the time and install? Have ...

  1. #1
    2000pontiac6
    Guest

    Question Anyone have a shift kit?...

    This is one of the many mods i'm thinking of doing but is it worth the time and install? Have youre times gone down much with it? How is it for a daily driver? Also, I have heard that shift kits are actually worse on the tranny.. is this true?

    Im thinking of putting in either a turbo or nitrous later on and it was suggested to me to get a shift kit first to lessen any damage shifting.. is it needed?

  2. #2
    SS#430 1 of 74 7camaro7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Nashville, TN
    Posts
    1,754

    Pewter
    02SS6spd VERT!

    I don't know if you'd need one before the turbo or nitrous, but I've heard they're harder on your tranmission. They say something like it can make you rupture a line faster or something, but when I decide to get my shift kit, I plan on replacing all that stuff with the installation of the kit.

  3. #3
    quicky06
    Guest
    i have had my shift points changed for low throttle and had the dull throttle shift strength changed.

    i had it done when i got the trany rebuilt. it went out due to previous owner nuetral dropping.

    now is completly rebuillt by a tranny shop that specialises in road racing/light drag its got a 5 year warenty as long as the power doesnt go over 600 ponies and 600 foot lbs

    difenatly worth it

  4. #4
    SS#430 1 of 74 7camaro7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Nashville, TN
    Posts
    1,754

    Pewter
    02SS6spd VERT!

    cool, and what's neutral dropping?

  5. #5
    95birdman
    Guest
    its when someone that doesnt care about a car or just doesnt know what there doing, puts teh car in neutral while rolling, revs the engine up to higher rpms, and pulls it into drive, making the tires spin, they think it looks cool, and dont realize there f-ing up there tranny

  6. #6
    SS#430 1 of 74 7camaro7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Nashville, TN
    Posts
    1,754

    Pewter
    02SS6spd VERT!

    oh, good thing I haven't been doing that

  7. #7
    LS1ROC
    Guest
    A Shift Kit Can Be Installed And With A Firm ....not Break Your Neck Everytime .....shift Can Actually Increase The Life Of A Trans. But Nothing Is Better Than....oh God Wait For It.........actually Changing The Fluid Reguarly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. #8
    Senior Member Zboner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    cincinnati/northern ky
    Age
    31
    Posts
    9,045

    Black
    99 SS

    i got a shift kit, love it

  9. #9
    quicky06
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by 95birdman
    its when someone that doesnt care about a car or just doesnt know what there doing, puts teh car in neutral while rolling, revs the engine up to higher rpms, and pulls it into drive, making the tires spin, they think it looks cool, and dont realize there f-ing up there tranny

    what he sad but you dont have to do it from a roll . the computer doesnt want to shift it int first if the rpm is to high but if you let off till it goes bellow 2500 and hit it again it will shift around5k.

    the only reason i know this is because before i had my tranny rebuilt i had some fun on the way there since the only thing we kept was the case

    now theres nothin like idling at 30 mph and flooring it i get thrown back pretty hard for a realativly stock 6

  10. #10
    I swear it's just a v6!
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Westwood, NJ
    Age
    41
    Posts
    127

    Silver
    1997 Firebird V6

    I first had a B&M shift kit stage 2

    Then upgraded valve body, bands etc

    Then eventually got a built tranny.

    The B&M shift kit stage 2 is $40 from www.summitracing.com Then there is install.... have a prof tranny shop do it.

    It can prolong the life of a tranny... as long as fluid is changed at normal intervals

  11. #11
    2000pontiac6
    Guest
    So you would suggest a B&M shift kit? What have you heard about transgo shift kits? I basically just have magnaflow catback, K&N filter and whisper lid. I hope to get get two of the following in the next year... VS Cam, headers, stall converter

  12. #12
    I swear it's just a v6!
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Westwood, NJ
    Age
    41
    Posts
    127

    Silver
    1997 Firebird V6

    I like B&M's shift kit.

    I do not like transgo's

  13. #13
    2000pontiac6
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by 12secondv6
    I like B&M's shift kit.

    I do not like transgo's

    What the reason for one being better then the other? what do you like more about B&Ms?

  14. #14
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Chicago Suburbs
    Age
    35
    Posts
    1

    Silver
    04 Grand Prix GTP

    Depending on how many miles are on you trans I think they are a good investment. However, if you set the firmness to high then it will do more harm than good. For your car I would adjust to a low - medium setting. Theu will increase the life of your trans if properly adjusted

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Question: 1-2 shift
    By derekbuckner1 in forum Drivetrain
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 04-24-2012, 07:14 AM
  2. Automatic Shift boot and new shift handle
    By stew215 in forum Appearance Section
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 04-21-2011, 03:04 PM
  3. 1st to 2nd shift
    By MichiganZ28 in forum Automatic Transmission
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-13-2009, 05:06 PM
  4. Vinci tuner shift firmness increase vs Shift kit ?
    By Formula in forum Automatic Transmission
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 02-22-2009, 09:37 AM
  5. when should i shift????
    By dude2race in forum Computer & Tuning
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-15-2006, 06:24 PM

Members who have read this thread: 0

There are no members to list at the moment.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •