hey auto guys?

Discussion in '96-04 - 2V Specific' started by 97vertstang, Feb 21, 2006.

  1. 97vertstang

    97vertstang Well-Known Member

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    just looking at things in summit racing and i found a b&m electronic shift kit. does anybody have it???is it any good??it seems interesting.its part #bmm-70381.im just bored and looking at speed parts and wonder if these one works.
     
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    STNG_96 Well-Known Member

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    Electonic? If your gonna do that then just get a programmer, that you can do the same thing it will do, and so much more.
     
  3. Matt94GT

    Matt94GT Well-Known Member SN95 Supporter Retired Staff

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    yah i would save up for a programmer, that is if you plan on keeping the car for some time and will continue to mod it.
     
  4. Kiljosh

    Kiljosh Well-Known Member

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    Its been my experience that electric shift kits are actually bad for your transmission. Like it was said, just get a chip, or an alternate shift kit.
     
  5. STNG_96

    STNG_96 Well-Known Member

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    Basically all an electronic prgrammer will do is change something with your tranny fluid, and that will make it shift harder. Ive never really heard anything bad about it, because I know that better shifts means less slippage. Now, the programmer will basically do the same thing, but you will also get to adjust other things performance or maintenance wise.
     
  6. Lightning Struck

    Lightning Struck Well-Known Member

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    use to have a slush box, went back to a gear banger :thumb:
     
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    STNG_96 Well-Known Member

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    Id give anything if mine was a stick
     
  8. Lightning Struck

    Lightning Struck Well-Known Member

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    dont get me wrong my auto was great (2800 stall, trans-go shift kit, tranny cooler, revised shift pattern-computer chip) but it still just isint a manual.
     
  9. STNG_96

    STNG_96 Well-Known Member

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    Agreed
     
  10. COBRAGUY

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    I agree , but if your drag racing nothing is faster than a 2 speed powerglide or a real built C-4 with a trans brake , now for the street ...... 5 or 6 speed all the way !
     
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    STNG_96 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, even though you can build an automatic to be faster, Id still prefer a manual, just for the fun factor.
     
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    COBRAGUY Member

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    I do agree ! :drunk:
     
  13. Dalamar

    Dalamar Well-Known Member SN95 Supporter Retired Staff

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    After you spend a few years in a truck, shifting all day, you appreciate an automatic more.
    I like mine, but it needs some modifications.

    They both have they're pro's and cons.
    A properly calibrated automatic will beat a stick anyday.
    dumping the clutch is also fun, and u just cant do that with a slushie... :'(

    I'd stay away from the cheaper shift kits.
    they can spike line pressure, and cause too much heat.
    There is a mod you can do called the J-mod to firm up the shifts, that requires no parts.
    you'd have to search for it.

    For serious performance, Lentech is the only way to go.
    I have they're valve body, and a staul on the way once i'm done with engine mods.
     
  14. Kiljosh

    Kiljosh Well-Known Member

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    Yea electronic shift kits raise line pressure and actually put a lot more stress on the tranny.

    The J-Mod is found at Tccoa.org, a very worthwhile mod, but you need some automotive skill.
     
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    STNG_96 Well-Known Member

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    http://www.tccoa.com/articles/tranny/index.html

    Thats the link for the J-mod, which I also suggest.
     
  16. DropTopPony

    DropTopPony Administrator Staff Member SN95 Supporter

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    Everyone with an auto should read the articles on that website!!!! Its like the auto bible :angel:
    I'd rather have my Auto then any of Fords crappy built 5-speeds. It can handle more HP and will last longer if properly cooled.
     
  17. COBRAGUY

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    Maybe so ................but it will never be as fun to drive as a 5 or 6 speed on the street ! :hammer:
     
  18. STNG_96

    STNG_96 Well-Known Member

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    man, opinions are like assholes
     
  19. Dalamar

    Dalamar Well-Known Member SN95 Supporter Retired Staff

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    Spoken like someone who has never driven an automatic that's built correctly.

    It is opinion though, eveyone has they're preferance.
     
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    DropTopPony Administrator Staff Member SN95 Supporter

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    eh you can up/down shift a built auto...but if I did ditch the auto it would only be for a D&D Viper Spec 6 Speed.