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B&M shift improver kit

ok, i just installed this shift kit in my TH400, but of i'm a bit leary of one of the steps, it just doesn't seem correct to me and i'm wundering if i may have mis-interrpereted the install instructions.
Step 6 accumulator mods: It says to put valve body in vise, compress piston and remove e-clip, open vise remove accumulator spring, then re-install piston and e-clip.

So, i assumed this means leave this accumulator spring out, it is a little vague, and really doesn't say to leave it out but it doesn't say to put it back in either. So i left it out. is this correct fot the street, strip application??? thanks for help, Danny

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shift kit???

can anyone help with this, i really dont wanna ruin my tranny cuz i was afraid to ask if i made a stupid mistake. I thought They would include a new accumulator spring in with my kit but it didn't. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated, i'm really puzzled here.
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shift kit

OK, it just got worse. First let me clarify, i have the B&M shift improver kit, not the transgo, i got confused. But should the components and procedure be pretty similar, if not identical?? I just read through a TH400 shift kit installation procedure for a Transgo shift kit on corvettemagazine.com and this kit says that it comes with a new accumulator piston and spring for the 2-3 shift and another piston and spring for the low/reverse accumulator. I'm begining to get really upset with B&M, can someone please give me some guidance. readin that just really made me a lot more un-easy about what i've done.
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Yes, most B&M kits leave the 2-3 accumulator spring out.
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Just a bit of trivia here:

B&M does not sell "shift kits" ......... they sell shift improver kits , transpack kits...

TransGo has the words "shift kit" trade marked. No other company can use the term "shift kit"
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I did mine. Leave the spring out. Otherwise, what is the point in taking it apart?
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B&M shift improver kit

well, it turns out i did it right after all. I called B&M this morning and spoke with thier tech. support, and he confirmed it. Thanks for the feedback guys it's a major help.
Danny
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