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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-03-2007, 05:18 PM Thread Starter
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valve body

i have read some valve body topics including the one below. i am looking for some info on the benefits on a valve body. all i have done to my truck for now is intake and exaust. its a daily driver with 98K mikes on it . shifts are very "weak" .

will a valve body give me firmer shifts ?

is there any chance that an up graded valve body can find a weak link and damage a stock trans with no converter ?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-03-2007, 05:22 PM
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A upgraded valve body will increase line pressure, firm up shifts, and force the clutch packs together more so than a stock VB. Anything can break when installing non-stock parts. Personally I would not do a VB without a upgraded TQ.
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is there a "shift kit" available to make it shift firmer with out raising trans pressure too much ? other then an aftermarket valve body.
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You might also while you are changing the converter out. Check on the clutch plates in the trans itself for sludge and varnish on them. If so you might have to rebuild the whole darn thing. That's why I am getting a new trans this spring so I don't have to worrie about it any more.
Remember a trans with a new converter and a new valvebody is only as good as the weekest and oldest link.

2001 Dodge quadcab 4x4,Auto transmission,Fass 150/150 pump, Among other upgrades.
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