I'll take the real deal..-LoLSo check this out. Jim's (jbroas) track this past Friday night had a DA in the 3000's and still managed a 9.3 1/8 mile at 73 mph. Corrected he was an [email protected], pretty amazing for being a crew max with just intake exhaust and shift kit. I ran an 8.9 at 77 before the headers but I weigh at Least 300 pounds less. Either that shift kit is the real deal or jbroas has a factory freak. That's a high 13 low 14 second truck right there.
Got to say it again..
RACING!!! What a RUSH!!!!With my newest "Weapon" (a name we use for a new MOD-lol), I had to go try it at the same races where the same cars keep showing up. My newest "weapon" being the Valve Body "Shift Kit" mod.. along with my 4" intake and Drag Radials.. I was super ready to see "what she got!"...
The Truck launches hard, but it now Shifts super FIRM that I can only describe as a "power shift" on a manual as you are "slamming through the gears"..
As an example, I raced a Red 350z two weeks ago. We had the same launch. I had a small lead, but at the end he barely passes me by a foot on the 1/8th mile track. Well last night, I see the red Z again and called it out. This time I had a passenger with me (which is my disadvantage right!?!). I had him videotape this race from the cab. I'm on the right lane. We take off.. I'm ahead.. then I'm waay ahead.. then I'm like 4+ car lengths ahead where I can't see him and he can't be videotaped. I then beat a G35, an older M5, all the Civic Ricers.. I was kicking some serious azz. Only a diesel truck and a sleeper MR2 Turbo beat me.. Man WHAT a RUSH!!!
I'm not sure if "Spoolin67auto" (Chris) is still offering his affordable Shift Kit Mod, but if not, go to the only other company (IPT) and get your Valve Body in for the VB weapon ASAP!!
Under normal driving conditions, IMO, you feel this "Bump from Behind" type tap/jerks on each shift (2nd-4th for sure). You definitely have to get use to it.. The stock cushy shifts are Gone! That said, if you are into WOT, you must have this mod done (or else!).. here is a quote from IPT:what is the shifting like under normal driving conditions? and what are the long term affects this mod could have on a daily driver? i dont really know anything about this mod.
I'm not good with transmissions, but what I figured out is that Spoolin makes a 'Shift Kit' which includes a 'Valve body'. However, IPT only offers the modified 'Valve Body' at a higher price than Spoolin's 'Shift Kit'.How much does spoolin charge to do this? And is it essentially the same thing IPT offers? Also how much will it cost to have a tranny shop take it apart and put it back together? Hearing that it's actually better for your tranny makes me more inclined to want it.
I really appreciate this feed back. I was letting off the gas on "D".. I totally forgot about the "S" modes.. Thanks!!I always use sequential shift mode; start off in S2, the shift from 1-2 is not to bad if you take it easy. While in 2nd I allow the revs to increase (light acceleration), move the shifter to 3rd while letting off the gas briefly for the shift and then re-apply the gas. I do the same thing for the 3rd to 4th gear shift. The shift from 4th to 5th is pretty smooth so I just let it shift without letting off the gas. That's how I drive it on a daily routine or especially if the wife is with me so you don't feel the nudge when it shifts itself. During WOT runs I let it do it's thing!
Hope that helps...
Spoolin charged a terrific price at $300. I had a Mom and Pop tranny shop quote me $280 for a VB swap..How much does spoolin charge to do this? And is it essentially the same thing IPT offers? Also how much will it cost to have a tranny shop take it apart and put it back together? Hearing that it's actually better for your tranny makes me more inclined to want it.
I wouldn't have ever messed with my tranny, but after I watch this video four timesI'm not good with transmissions, but what I figured out is that Spoolin makes a 'Shift Kit' which includes a 'Valve body'. However, IPT only offers the modified 'Valve Body' at a higher price than Spoolin's 'Shift Kit'.
14.29ET is pretty good! The shift kit is suppose to knock off .3 (with a S/C!).. so adding DRs on a N/A, you'll most likely break into the 13s!I'm hoping to be getting this shift kit mod soon. Hoping this mod along with drag radials will get my DC in the 13's without the S/C. Heres some vids of my truck after some mods i put on. Thanks to socal57chevy for info on my long tube headers with the front cat delete. also bolted on a injen cai, unichip, afe throttle body spacer, and duel super series 10 flowmaster with 2.5 piping from cats back.