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Old 12-14-2011, 04:43 PM
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B&M or transgo for 700r4

Hey guys, I'm looking for a shift kit for a good firm crisp solid shift, but don't want whiplash driving to the grocery store or around the neighbor hood. Ita going in an all fiberglass jeep cj7 with a mildly built crate 350, 700r4 and np203. All this on 35's and 4.10 diff's. Iv never had a shift kit in anything so I'm worried about getting something I'll regret that'll have hard annoying shifts at low speeds. And some of the shift kits have towing/4x4 and street/competition set ups, whats the difference is operation from one to the other? Any advice or comments would be welcome, thanks

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Hey guys, I'm looking for a shift kit for a good firm crisp solid shift, but don't want whiplash driving to the grocery store or around the neighbor hood. Ita going in an all fiberglass jeep cj7 with a mildly built crate 350, 700r4 and np203. All this on 35's and 4.10 diff's. Iv never had a shift kit in anything so I'm worried about getting something I'll regret that'll have hard annoying shifts at low speeds. And some of the shift kits have towing/4x4 and street/competition set ups, whats the difference is operation from one to the other? Any advice or comments would be welcome, thanks
What year model is your TH700R4 Trans?
I don't recommend B&M or TCI, B&M's kits are poorly designed, neck snappers. TCI's are better but, still more of a Race type kit. TransGo's kits are well designed.
If your Trans is an 87-93 model I'd use one from Chris @CK Performance >> http://www.ckperformance.com/resourc...governors.html with the Vette 2-4 Servo. They cost more but, are worth it.

The difference between the Tow/4X4 and Street/Strip modes is basically shift feel, firm or very firm.
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The Trans-Go kit has an excellent rep.. Keep the seperator plate holes small, you can always go bigger...
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trans go i use there regular kit on all 700 rebuilds
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Thanks for the replies guys, it's an 87 model trans. It seems transgo seems to be the most popular. I'm still researching the 2 but more and more people say they don't like the way the b&m shifts and transgo is a much better kit. So I'm sure I'll go with the transgo. Any more reviews or comparisons between the 2 ? Thanks
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bam m and fair banks only make it shift hard there pretty simple comapraired to the trans go but theres 2 diffrent transgo kits they have there shift kit and reprogaming kit i like there shift kits they give detalled instructions and they fix a lot of problems instead of making just a hard shift id recomend a corvette servo while your doing that also make sure the tv cable is mouted and adjusted properly
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Thanks for the input Josh, I'm glad you brought up the servo, what the purpose of a vette servo? There's a few iv seen that have massive warning labels warning that it'll make it shift at a much higher rpm than normal which I don't want in this particular application, so are there different vette servos or what? And what's the real reason for the replacement? Thanks
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it applies more clamping force on the band and a quicker release the band applies in 2nd and 4th gear the servo does not affect shift points it does make the shifts firmer the servo combined with the kit will give u very positive shifts
there are 3 700r factory servos
the vette one is the best and cheap less than 30.00
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