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ok......j mod.....i know.....best thing you can do really......i dont have the time with my life to actaully take all the time it requires......and i am wondering....whats the 2nd best thing in comparison to this.....the transgo shift kit?.....ive head thats the best.....i dont nesseseraly want to chirp gears.....just maybe an imporvment in shifting...and im also lookin to get the best tranny cooler for my car...any ideas....

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I just got the B&M trans cooler, the second biggest (BMM-70264). I got the second biggest only because the biggest doesn't come with everything that the others do. From Summit's site: This model(BMM-70266) does not include installation components and has female 1/2 in. NPT fittings.

As for the shift kit, some people have said that the Trans-go kit is the best. The trans shop I ordered my rebuild kit from said they have been having more success with the Fairbanks kit in their experiences. This anecdotal evidence suggests that the Fairbanks is the best outside of the infamous "J-mod".

I now have a Fairbanks kit in my 4R70W and it shifts great! I'm very happy with it so far.

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so u got the 18k gvw cooler?......ye i was thinkin of just buying the b&m cooler since everyone has them

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so u got the 18k gvw cooler?......ye i was thinkin of just buying the b&m cooler since everyone has them
No, it's the 24k gvw cooler.

Here is the description from Summit's Web site:
BMM-70264 24,000 GVW, 11 in. x 6 in. x 1 1/2 in., transmission cooler

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ok......j mod.....i know.....best thing you can do really......i dont have the time with my life to actaully take all the time it requires......and i am wondering....whats the 2nd best thing in comparison to this.....the transgo shift kit?.....ive head thats the best.....i dont nesseseraly want to chirp gears.....just maybe an imporvment in shifting...and im also lookin to get the best tranny cooler for my car...any ideas....
You're gonna spend the same time installing some "shift kit" or doing the J-Mod.
I've got the 28K GVWR cooler,and the install package that is in the "cooler kit" isn't enough of what you need anyway.Pick up some threaded hose connections in 1/2" NPT to 3/8" hose,and you've got a better cooler,and hose barbs that will have less tendency to leak.You'll need more hose anyway,so get 15 ft of 11/32 or 3/8" trans cooler hose,a few clamps,a piece of 3/4" wide flat bar from the hardware store,and a few 1/4" bolts,and you've got better than what's in the install package.Then again some people have a mental block and must have everything in a "kit" or they can't deal with it.
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no but the j mod has lots of room to mess up......and basically ill messs up....and it will take more time......with pre packaged shift kits i dont have to drill....and ill probably end up doin the j mod but i was exploring options....im also thinking of the j mod is what i want shift wise.....i like to take corners and im worried about when it chirps in d how the car well react when im going around some smaller roads

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no but the j mod has lots of room to mess up......and basically ill messs up....and it will take more time......with pre packaged shift kits i dont have to drill....and ill probably end up doin the j mod but i was exploring options....im also thinking of the j mod is what i want shift wise.....i like to take corners and im worried about when it chirps in d how the car well react when im going around some smaller roads
Both the Trans-go and the B&M require you to drill holes..so that's not really a reason to not do the J-Mod.
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if you don't feel comfortable doing it then don't do it. If you don't know what you are doing, then don't attempt it. Read the articles, and have a good ford shop manual on hand for torque specs, etc.

Or, get together with one of the local tccoa guys who has done it before and either pay them to do it or get them to help you out.

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i agree w/ justin, but get a cooler no matter what. Our trannies are ticking time bombs basically. I got the same cooler as JL and to find a spot to place it was sorta difficult b/c of the size.
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i know my way around tranny but i dont feel confident enought that it will be knocked outin a day......but yeah.....what cooler did jl get.....im gonna by one in a few......winters coming so less stress on the tranny cuase it will run cooler at times....but still im getin a cooler

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this should be the one

i had alot of trouble finding the right hose barbs so I had to use 2 fittings per side instead of 1.

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...rt=BMM%2D70266

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get a pa valve body thats what i'am doing

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yes pa vb and a new tc would be nice......im going to probably do that and maybe look for a cheap oem tc

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yes pa vb and a new tc would be nice......im going to probably do that and maybe look for a cheap oem tc
Go for the 99+ valve body and Mk8 TC and flexplate.

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Joey,

The J-Mod is MUCHO easier than the Trans-Go, trust me on this one, plus it is better.

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i may just scrap the poo vb....ill weight my options

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You're gonna spend the same time installing some "shift kit" or doing the J-Mod.
I've got the 28K GVWR cooler,and the install package that is in the "cooler kit" isn't enough of what you need anyway.Pick up some threaded hose connections in 1/2" NPT to 3/8" hose,and you've got a better cooler,and hose barbs that will have less tendency to leak.You'll need more hose anyway,so get 15 ft of 11/32 or 3/8" trans cooler hose,a few clamps,a piece of 3/4" wide flat bar from the hardware store,and a few 1/4" bolts,and you've got better than what's in the install package.Then again some people have a mental block and must have everything in a "kit" or they can't deal with it.
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i also have the same cooler but haven't mounted yet.just wonder if i will risking overheating my coolant by stick that big piece of cooler in front of my radiator? the size make it impossible to fit under the side of the bumper. also where do you get the npt style connector? here all i got is mpt for plumbing and the thread doesn't really fits well. from zackg's pictures it looks like the nipples are facing downwards, or i need to clean my eyes? pros and cons having downwards? trapped air???

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also have the same cooler but haven't mounted yet.just wonder if i will risking overheating my coolant by stick that big piece of cooler in front of my radiator?
I've never had it get any hotter being where it is now

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also where do you get the npt style connector?
I got mine at lowes or any home center


thats what it looks like from the bottom, i do not know about air bubbles and such being trapped

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i like the way its mounted....i may try and do a custom getup i just have to look around my front clip....did you still run the stock trany cooler

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how much does the jmod cost....alone...w/o a cooler....all the needed things just to do the jmod

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i may try and do a custom getup i just have to look around my front clip....
If you do it the way I did it, you have to move that sensor by your hood release and cut your hood release bracket. Wasnt alot of work, just took some time. OH AND WHEN YOU DRILL NEW HOLES FOR YOUR SENSOR AND TRANNY COOLER, BE SURE TO PLACE A PIECE OF WOOD BEHIND THE METAL SO YOU DONT DRILL INTO YOUR CONDENSER LIKE I DID.



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how much does the jmod cost....alone...w/o a cooler....all the needed things just to do the jmod
I payed $100 for my parts, but justinh payed $100 and that included fluid

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