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Old 07-31-2012, 10:42 PM
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There ya go buddy Doesn't that feel soooo good!
Let me first try to put the whole thing together again and then i can say: Yesssssss, that feels goooooood
But ok, i already have a different feeling of finally spending some money on a mod................
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Re: Shift kit

for towing why is this a must? all my jeep mechanic friends tell me on a WJ unless it is set up as a street jeep or SRT8 this is pointless. 99% of the use of my jeep is used for towing, i think my shifts are nice and smooth due to reg trans maintance. That said i am about to change the fluid in my trans and diff again... while i am in there if it is worth it i will just do the shift kit as well... were should i purchase this kit? i have seen some on ebay for $50
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Old 08-01-2012, 09:30 AM
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Re: Shift kit

You can get it from ebay or summit racing easily. The kit makes shifts quicker, which is less friction on the clutches and also gives better holding power. The shifts are quicker, not necessarily harder. Regular maintenance is key especially if towing a lot and it definitely won't hurt your transmission any. Less time between gears is beneficial to the clutches, and I would think even more so with the added stress of towing.
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Re: Shift kit

The shift kit makes the overlap between releasing one clutch and applying the other shorter, causing less wear of the clutch packs, less heat generation and less power loss from the engine. So the transmission life will be extented, transmission fluid will suffer less ( the higher the fluid temperature, the sooner it will loose its caracteristics and should be changed sooner as well) and there should be some mpg win especially during town driving (when most of the shifting occurs)
So for towing it has the same advantages, and maybe in a bigger extend due to the higher loads on the transmission (so more changes of slipping clutches and higher fluid temps.).
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