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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-01-2009, 12:03 AM Thread Starter
 
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Anyone know any thing about Transgo?

Talked with the local tranny shop today about installing either a BTS or JW valve body, but they recommended going with a Transgo "reprogramming kit" kit number 4R100 HD2 Tugger. They said that they have been installing these kits, and the previous model, in F550 field sprayer trucks for a long time and they have been holding up great. They claim that the trannys are now lasting 4-5 years instead of 1 year for a stocker.

Has anyone ever used this kit? Any pros/cons?

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FYI, the truck is going to be use about 60% of the time towing a gooseneck or 5th wheel camper, both usually weigh around 14,000lbs.
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Re: Anyone know any thing about Transgo?

Ive used the trans go tugger kits many times now and love usung them. But I see better shifting with a custom made valve body that matches your tuner.

The trans go kit would be a cheap alternative option to a VB.
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My bud put sonnax parts in mine just another alternative .

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Talked with the local tranny shop today about installing either a BTS or JW valve body, but they recommended going with a Transgo "reprogramming kit" kit number 4R100 HD2 Tugger. They said that they have been installing these kits, and the previous model, in F550 field sprayer trucks for a long time and they have been holding up great. They claim that the trannys are now lasting 4-5 years instead of 1 year for a stocker.

Has anyone ever used this kit? Any pros/cons?

Thanks
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FYI, the truck is going to be use about 60% of the time towing a gooseneck or 5th wheel camper, both usually weigh around 14,000lbs.
Just about all the high HP builders use that kit in their builds.
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Re: Anyone know any thing about Transgo?

How hard is it to install a transgo shift kit? ive never dealt with them
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How hard is it to install a transgo shift kit? ive never dealt with them
Well to put it in terms I can do it so you can too.Pretty simple follow the directions.

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Re: Anyone know any thing about Transgo?

The tugger kit is a pretty elaborate shift kit. Like David said most of the builders use it in one form or fashion, and i beleive BTS Brian helped develop a lot of the parts they use, but dont quote me on that. I would contact one of the hi-po tranny builders though and have them set you up with what you need, as different poewr levels, different uses of the truck dictate different setups on the pressures etc.

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Does the tugger kit firm up all the shifts ?
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Does the tugger kit firm up all the shifts ?
Yes it will firm up all of the shifts.

I love my Trans Go kit, no problems out of it and it does slam the gears in i have my holes drilled to the max, so when i stand on it in 2wd it will normally lite the tires up threw 2nd gear and bark 3rd gear and that with 35" tires.

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Re: Anyone know any thing about Transgo?

Its a good kit.

I put one in when I did my conversion untill the BTS full build next year.

The hardest part is getting the pump halfs lined up correctly when you bolt them back together.

I drilled .083 holes I think and the shifts are positive and not hard.

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Little air, fuel and oil and a BTS.

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