1st Gear Poster
Join Date: Jul 2010
Just a thought to consider when modifying the shift "feel" using a "shift kit".
I would advise a little caution during the selection of orifices used, be just a little respectful of what the factory issued and what Jerry(J-Mod) recommends, read and interput as best as you can, it's easy to over-drill\oversize these holes, do NOT assume that your drill bit is "Close", either buy or borrow a micrometer/caliper that you can measure bit shank size to be accurate, I can bet good money that anyone who follows the J-Mod instructions to the "T" will not experience any problems, but "IF" someone opens the holes(feeds) too much, the result will be a "barking" 2nd gear and such, please don't do this and be proud of what you did, a "Snapperhead" shift is not conductive to longevity to the hardparts inside, Oh sure, the clutches show less wear but the pinions/carriers take the "hit", so it's up to the technician doing the modification to ward off future headaches, a firm/positive shift is what you are looking for, barking tires will not make vehicle quicker except back to the trans shop for a rolled/blown intermediate one way clutch, which requires removal and teardown to replace, ie: lots of unnecessary $$$$$ spent on a "No=Gain" mod that hurts more than it helps in the long haul.
Enthusiasm and caution are seperated by a very fine line, don't break yer toy in the pursuit of stupidity.