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4eat performance?

Discussion in 'Drivetrains' started by THEHULKISBETTER, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. THEHULKISBETTER

    THEHULKISBETTER FEOA Member

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    is there any performance rebuild kits available? for this transmission
    to make it handle more power?
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    millball FEOA Donator

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    When I was shopping and gathering parts before I rebuilt my tranny, I asked many suppliers about heavy duty parts, not looking for high performance, just wanting the best stuff so my rebuild would be long lived. I wasn't able to find much. Transgo makes a shift kit that I used, but its for smoothing out gear changes, not for increasing performance. I'm happy that I put it in my tranny. I heard rumors of a heavy duty 3-4 clutch pack and a heavy duty one way sprag clutch, but no one I talked to could source these for me. After having one of these trannys apart, I really don't see where there is much potential for substantially beefing them up. They were designed as a light duty tranny, only made to handle about 120 foot pounds torque. The amazing thing is how small the package is, this tranny being a 4 speed with torque converter lock-up.
    I may want to rebuild another one of these trannys some day so I am still interested in finding sources for the best and strongest parts available. Hope others can chip in with sources or suggestions for making these trannys stronger and long lived..
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    ShakeZilla19 My name is ^^^

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    I've read about a five disc clutch pack that will fit in these autos, but I have never seen it. That upgrade alone would increase the torque rating substantially. Best upgrade you could do to increase holding power is to swap in a 5-speed. :|
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