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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 05-08-2011, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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between an upgraded TC or suncoast rebuilt kit (shift kit, solenoid, new pumps, clutches, etc)...which would you do first? i'd like to do both at once but can't...the new kid is sucking up all the extra $$! I have roughly 530-550hp if that helps...

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Upgraded TC.

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Which converter? The stock 5R110 converter is a pretty stout piece.

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not really sure. looked at the ATS Five Star Viskus and the Suncoast. I'm just not sure what I'd really need. I want to start making some passes and eventually step up to a 64 or 66 turbo but I'm just not sure where to put my first bit of $$. I have a little bit of shift flaring but other than that it seems just fine. I know "if it aint broke, don't fix it" but I like planning ahead

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I'd do the build kit now with a stock converter then. If you run a bigger single later on you may want a looser converter to help spool it. No need to buy 2...just buy the one you need when you need it. Your shift flare likely has nothing to do with the converter anyway.

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were in the same boat. im babying mine until i get back from TS then it is going to Twisted for one of rave's built trannys, broke or not. mine is ok on shifts, locks up hard, but hunts around when its hungry (ha), taps the rev limiter before it shifts sometimes, lol. wheres that money tree again
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that's what I was thinking. I was possibly thinking about an upgraded direct drive solenoid with a new converter but it's not slipping at all so I'll just leave it alone for a while. how DIY friendly are these suncost rebuild kits? any reason for upgraded input shafts or do you think my stock shafts, flex plate, etc are fine for where I'm at?

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IMO, you have to completely tear down the transmission to do the rebuild whether it's burnt up or good, so I'd stick with the upgraded converter for now and then when it comes time, I'd rebuild it with better components. If you ever do a boosted launch, your converter will scream at you. Donzimama would know...

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that's what I was thinking. I was possibly thinking about an upgraded direct drive solenoid with a new converter but it's not slipping at all so I'll just leave it alone for a while. how DIY friendly are these suncost rebuild kits? any reason for upgraded input shafts or do you think my stock shafts, flex plate, etc are fine for where I'm at?
the 5r takes a lot of specialty tools to do a rebuild IIRC

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not really sure. looked at the ATS Five Star Viskus and the Suncoast. I'm just not sure what I'd really need. I want to start making some passes and eventually step up to a 64 or 66 turbo but I'm just not sure where to put my first bit of $$. I have a little bit of shift flaring but other than that it seems just fine. I know "if it aint broke, don't fix it" but I like planning ahead
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IMO, you have to completely tear down the transmission to do the rebuild whether it's burnt up or good, so I'd stick with the upgraded converter for now and then when it comes time, I'd rebuild it with better components.
See bolded words above....if he has a flare now, no matter how slight, it's not gonna get better and he's already on the way to some sort of rebuild.
And why would you recommend an upgraded converter when he may need a higher stall in the future and the stock converter is perfect for what he needs now?

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