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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-25-2007, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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Valvebody Question

Ok, I'll try to make it short and simple.

I hate my FTVB.
I want to rebuild it with my own stuff.
I want to be able to run at stock line pressure.
I want frim, crips shifts, not slamming.


What should I add to make the perfect valve body?

I've heard transgo tugger kit with the plate, and .427 line mod.

How should I set it up for my HP level? Let's guess 380-400rwhp

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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-25-2007, 09:09 PM
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What about calling John Wood? I bet he could answer some questions for ya...
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send it to me, I'll pull that ftvb crap out and stick some good stuff in it.

Seriously, the vb runs at stock pressure, you have to raise it in the pump or with a chip, the vb (acummulator is the correct term) just affects shift duration and firmness.You could try replacing the line mod with a std .372 valve, pull the inner springs in each of the three bores (Leave the outer)

If its still to rough we will need to take other measures, but this should calm it down some.
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What about calling John Wood? I bet he could answer some questions for ya...

Oh he already did, you heard it too .

It's me just tryin to be cheap and DIY, like I always am...
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send it to me, I'll pull that ftvb crap out and stick some good stuff in it.

Seriously, the vb runs at stock pressure, you have to raise it in the pump or with a chip, the vb (acummulator is the correct term) just affects shift duration and firmness.You could try replacing the line mod with a std .372 valve, pull the inner springs in each of the three bores (Leave the outer)

If its still to rough we will need to take other measures, but this should calm it down some.

Thanks John, I'll be in touch
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post #6 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-26-2007, 01:57 PM
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Re: Valvebody Question

what exactly is it that you dont like about the ftvb? Sounded like if you kept stock programing in the transmission they worked fine. Its just you make me nervous about putting mine in. I just got it in the mail.

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No, if you keep stock programming in the transmission, it will jar your teeth.

Line pressure is removed to try and tame the hard shifts, and it's still way too hard.

Plain and simple, it shifts too hard, and it's inconsistent.
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what made you go with the John wood vb?
and by inconsistent, what do you mean? would it shift at different times or stick or what?
and how much did the new triple tc help out? I want one Just not willing to put it in yet. I cant afford a shop to be working on my truck for the cool add ons yet. The air force dont pay enough.

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I dont have the updated FTVB, supposedly they don't shift as hard as the one I have cause people were complaining, but they still shift too hard I hear.

Incosistent is just that, it doesn't shift the same, same road, same speed, same throttle input. Sometimes it shifts good, sometimes it slams, sometimes seems like it shifts too early.

Triple disk locks up a lot harder than the old one. Confident it's the main reason my trans is still together.
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post #10 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-28-2007, 12:12 AM
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My stock 4r100 has parts from trans go in the pump and, some parts from sonnax in the Vb all so it would make nice with the PI converter. I beat on this thing alot but I do not make a crap load of power right now.I put in stage 1's and a 100 hp reflash from Jody and the damn stock e4od(200k miles) died a day later.(With help from my foot ) Oh well truck is fun to beat up on rice with .

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