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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-07-2004, 01:41 AM Thread Starter
 
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B&M Shift kit, worth it?

Simple question, Is the B&M shift kit worth it?
also, I might be able to get a trans go kit cheap....What about that?
Thanks guys
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neither, do a search and do the j-mod. also, read the tech articles in the transmission section. no, ifs, and or buts, just do the j-mod.

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woops! i thought he had an AOD!
yeah The Great Obucina is very right, the j-mod is the way to go

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I have yet to see a person who can convince me he's designed a better shift kit than the man who designed the transmission.

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9 for the J Mod, what do ya think?
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Make that 10 for the J-Mod, 0 for the others!
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post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-07-2004, 10:08 PM
 
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I guess that's settled, although there are a few Trans-Go diehards still left around here, I'm surprised they haven't chimed in.
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post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-08-2004, 01:45 AM Thread Starter
 
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I know The J-mod has always been spoken of as the Mod of all mods.....
I was just looking for other options......maybe have somthing a little different.
I dunno, I suppose J-Mod is the way to go! Thanks for the (Drastic!) Input.
-Dennis
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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-08-2004, 03:41 AM
 
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I agree, J-mod is the way to go. I'm J-modded and i love it. No problems and it's cheap to do too!
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performance automatice does offer an alternative if you dont want to do the j-mod.
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I believe all PA offers is a replacement Valve Body, I'd still recommend that you perform the J-mod even if you replaced the Valve Body, since opening up the holes in the separator plate is beneficial.
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I have the B&M in my car.
It is the best mod I have ever done to my car. I have had snappy firm shifts for over 60k miles and I love it!!!!

Don't let anyone tell you that B&M doesn't know what they are doing when it comes to transmissions. Besides all three of your options are all separator plate mods anyway.

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using a pa valvebody doesnt involve drilling any holes, bolt in on and your done. it shifts really firm and its a manualmatic.
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I went with Trans Go, & I'm completely happy with it. However, I didn't know about the J mod at the time. Knowing what I do now, I'd most likely have done the J mod. The Trans Go went in without any problems other than my accidental removal of the OD servo, & having to drop the pan 3 times to get it right! My screwup there. But the tranny shifts shifts very nice now.
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Heh, only one to vote for TransGo.
Guess I may be one of the ones Rich was referring to.

B&M - never done it, but people on here have had good results with it.
Transgo - it's what I currently have in mine, and I like it. In fact for me, and for my car, I like it much better than the Jmod. I had the Jmod in before the rebuild, and it was nice, just not as good in my car as the TransGo is.
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I wish you were out here in Iowa, Dennis. I'd take you for a ride with my v-6 and it's JMod. I did that for Thomas, and now he's organized the Iowa JMod tour.

For about $100 and beer (traded for a little help from my friends), I get hard shifts and very little clutch wear. I put 20K miles on in a year. There was very little sludge on the magnet when I changed filter and fluid. In fact, people have kidded me for changing the Mercon V too soon and wanted it for their car.

My last day at the track, I got tire chirp shifting to second and third without forcing it.

Don't forget to put on a transmission cooler. Best investment outside of a JMod for your transmission.

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I bought the Trans-Go for my '93 5.0 stang. Its got 2.73s but it still kicks hard and snapy all the way through 3rd
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