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Old 04-19-2003, 12:20 AM
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I was wondering what are some of your guys views on shift kits? I have a 3 speed 727 trans (dodge) and I am currently looking into one.

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Does anyone have ideas on the pros and cons of shift kits?
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Yea there are several to choose from, Transgo is one of the better I have used before.If you can find old Hot Rod issue June 1989 they had write up on 727, and works as well on 904 dodge transmission.

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I definetly recommend a shift kit, I use them in even my most sedate vehicle. Factory shift programming is done to give the most smooth, unnoticeable shifts. This is done by having both gears engaged (for a short transition) at the same time, resulting in added wear on the clutch plates and bands. A shift kit makes the lower gear release quicker and the next gear engage quicker to eliminate this and give more crisp shifts. I've used several kits with equally good results, Transgo,B&M and one from a trans parts supplier called ATP.
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Less slipping=less heat/wear=longer tranny life

Stock transmission have to shift smooth because Grandma and Grandpa don't like it when the car bangs into gear.
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I'm looking at buying a 1987 Trans Am, and it's got a shift kit in it. The owner says that when it shifts, it jerks almost to the point of squealing its tires. I don't know much about cars, so I don't know if it's supposed to do that or not. Can anyone tell me if that's what it's supposed to do or not? <img src="graemlins/evil.gif" border="0" alt="[evil]" />
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my friend's 283 Chevelle has a shift kit in a TH350 and that thing will bark second without even getting into it. As far as I know, that is normal, and its also a lot of fun to be able to chirp the first couple gears...
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I've never really noticed them chirping at around town sleep speeds but they do a little with just a small romp of loud pedal. I personally like that firm hard shift (usually the kits come with 2-3 variations depending on how firm you want it), no guessing if it's in gear or not. :p
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[quote]Originally posted by Guitarman:
<strong>I'm looking at buying a 1987 Trans Am, and it's got a shift kit in it. The owner says that when it shifts, it jerks almost to the point of squealing its tires. I don't know much about cars, so I don't know if it's supposed to do that or not. Can anyone tell me if that's what it's supposed to do or not? <img src="graemlins/evil.gif" border="0" alt="[evil]" /> </strong><hr></blockquote>

One of my brother's friends had a car that would chirp through third!
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