Results 1 to 10 of 23
Thread: transmission shift kits?
03-27-2010, 11:11 AM #1
transmission shift kits?I have been looking at things I could do to make my transmission shift better and also last longer. What exactly does a shift kit do? Fix the problems that never got fixed by the manufacturer? Also, what kind of shift kit should i get and would a dealer install it? I would like to make my transmission shift better and I have heard something about the corvette servo?
Thanks, WillK1500 5.7L Chevy Suburban
Black Bear Performance Tune
TCI Servo and Shift Kit
Long Tube Ceramic Pacesetter Headers
Custom Side Swept Dual Exhaust
Dual 2.5in electric DMH Performance Exhaust Cutouts
BFG A/T 285s
03-27-2010, 11:48 AM #2
Every manufacturer has different shift kits that have different purposes and operate differently. It depends on the tranny you got and how you use it. Go to the website of a company called TransGo. They make the best shift kits in my opinion. And for your servo question, a corvette servo is supposed to make your tranny shift firmer and more positive and shift at different points than your stock servo. Jet Performance sells an aftermarket servo that does the same thing.1995 Silverado,Z71, 3-inch lift,2-inch leveling kit, SkyJacker Suspension, short ram-air intake, throttle body spacer, MSD ignition coil, straight pipes
03-28-2010, 08:34 AM #3Jim
2004 SILVERADO 2500HD LS
Pro Comp Leveling Kit
285-75-16 Cooper ST All Terrains
Pro Comp Programmer
Linux Bed Liner
1967 Landcruiser <350 Chevy>
1990 Geo Metro Convertible
2007 FJ Cruiser
03-29-2010, 08:34 AM #4
I absolutely LOVE the way the TransGo shift kit made my truck drive!!!! It is like a totally different ride!99 Silverado 1500 Z71
5.3L 4L60E Tranny
TransGo Shift Kit
2.5" Rough Country
33" BF Good A/T
Cherry Bomb Turbo
Cobra CB w/
Dual Fiberglass Antennas
01 Kawasaki KLR650
04-01-2010, 12:22 AM #5
How do i figure out what transmission I have so i can determine which shift kit to get? Are they very hard to install? would a dealer install a shift kit?
04-01-2010, 07:55 AM #6
If I'm not mistaken you should have the 4L60E. But find a good reputable tranny shop near you and just tell them what truck you have and they will know your transmission and will know exactly the shift kit you need. The shop I had mine put in did it for $250 total. And he said he never rebuilds a 4L60E without putting the TransGo shift kit in.
06-14-2010, 01:01 AM #7
- Join Date
- Nov 2009
- Austin, TX
I'm gonna dig this up from the grave. Locally I can get the Transgo kit for $65, vs the $155 its listed for from Monster Transmissions. I'll probably end up going and picking it up weds/thursday to hopefully solve my 1-2 shift issue. But before that I would like a little insight on how it shifts after wards.. Is it still kinda soft? I understand firm is better for the life of the transmission but I would still like it to be relatively gentle for the ladies
Last edited by offroadaddict; 06-14-2010 at 01:03 AM.03 1500 Z71 5.3 - DD/Tow rig
06-14-2010, 08:03 AM #8
Keep in mind TransGo makes several 4L60E kits. The lower priced one is the "Jr" kit. The most expensive is the tow & go kit.
06-14-2010, 08:36 AM #9
- Join Date
- Nov 2009
- Austin, TX
I don't see a Jr kit for the 4L60E on their site, there's one for the 4T60E 92-99. Although for that kit it does say Suburban with the 5.3..
Last edited by offroadaddict; 06-14-2010 at 09:27 AM.
06-14-2010, 09:40 AM #10The Cheap-*ss Modder & Thread Killer
The Realist says, "The glass is too big".
2007 Chevy Tahoe LS
Red Sport Metallic w/ Tan Leather Interior
5.3 L FLEX w/AFM, 4A, Stock.
2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT Z60 4WD Crew Cab
Mineral Green Metallic w/ Tan Leather Interior
5.3 L FLEX w/AFM, 6A, Cheap-*ss Mods
32 Dump Club Member
Range V8 AFM Eliminator
By magic2765 in forum GM PowertrainReplies: 0Last Post: 06-27-2010, 12:52 PM
By 1RAD in forum GM PowertrainReplies: 1Last Post: 03-18-2010, 10:19 AM
By 951500 in forum GM PowertrainReplies: 0Last Post: 12-05-2009, 04:20 PM
By peabody in forum GM PowertrainReplies: 2Last Post: 07-24-2009, 08:41 AM
By smasie13 in forum GM PowertrainReplies: 3Last Post: 12-09-2007, 07:26 PM