thanks for the input you guys. i understand your suggestions for shift kits and trans coolers, etc - but my main question is whether that stuff is NECESSARY, or just "something nice to do". I can't afford a cent more then what it'll cost for the gears and install. So I want to know whether it's better for me to wait till I can afford the trans cooler, shift kit (jmod), and all those other suggestions - or if it is OK to go ahead and just get the gears in there and drive it like I stole it without all that other stuff. What do you all think?