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Old 03-19-2003, 10:11 AM   #1
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Default Transo transmission kit on an L98 C4 - any experience?

Hi.

Looking for comments on the transgo performance shift kit for the 700.
Looks to me like it makes the transmission semi-automatic. Lets me lock in 1 or 2, but in Drive or Overdrive acts like a regular automatic transmission, only with quicker shifts. Am I right?

Does anyone have experience putting this in and / or driving it?

I can probably handle the install myself having replaced the sealer on the dome last year without doing any damage.

I do some parking lot autocrossing and some closed track solo racing and I'm looking for something to get me a little closer to the performance of a standard while still being able to be a lazy SOB cruizing around town.

Thanks.
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Old 03-19-2003, 12:11 PM   #2
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Default Re: Transo transmission kit on an L98 C4 - any experience? (shansen)

Discard the 3-4 spring in the transgo kit and reuse your stock 3-4 spring. The 3-4 spring is to stiff for corvette VB that have a 3-4 WOT shift. You can use the Transgo 3-4 spring, but you will need to recalibrate your govenor. (its a lot easier to just to reuse the stock spring) The hardest part for my installation is the TV valve in the pump, I ended up ditch the transgo TV valve and putting a .500 TV valve and filling off the land on the pressure regulator valve (keeps constant oil pressure to the TC)



Sorry, I can't give any real driving comments as I have only driven it 6 miles or so since install.
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I have the transco kit in my 700 and man I love it. It made a world of difference in the car. There's a few tricks that you need to know about tho. Do yourself a favor and call Bill @ B&K transmission. (520) 795-9823. Tell him I told you to call him, he's a very cool racing type dude, you'll be glad you did.
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If you have questions on this give me a call as this is my specialty, and I can give you more tips on what to do while you are in there. 800 7763288 after 11 am PST.
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Thanks eddie, Dave and Probuilt;

I haven't got the kit yet, making plans for it to go in as the car comes out of storage next month, but I'll definately make the calls as I get close.

your comments have led me to decide to get the kit.

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