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Hey Guys I was just wondering what a shift kit does r they expensive and is there any benefits in installing one

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They are for Auto's basicly make the shifts firmer and quicker. Well worth the money if you have an auto.
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so they pretty much mean u can change gears manually and roughly without damaging the auto
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Even when left in Drive you'll still feel it kick sharply into each gear and change quicker.
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how hard are they to fit? or should they be done by an auto place?
can u get them for a XF 3sp?
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I dont think you can get the BW35-40's with the shift kit. I tried b4 with my XE and the guy basically said, get a 6cyl c4 instead and do it to that! The BW's cant take it for some reason. I hear you can get the stock converter re-stalled though!

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shift kits are available for the BW30-50's but are hard to come across, they are able to be made into a rather strong box, but the information is hard to come across, and not many auto reco places would bother, when a C4 is easy to come across, easier to work on, and easier to stenghen, and is already a lot stronger than the BW's
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how much power can u put through an auto before a shift kit is required

and does anyone know much about the "power glider" transmissions i think thats what they r called me mate reckons he is puttin one behind his 351 cause they use less kilowatts than a manual and auto in gettin the power from the engine to the rear wheels
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I would only recommend glides in true drag racing applications, but yes, they do use less power than conventional autos plus they can be rebuilt to handle a huge ammount of power. Once again, they are hard to come by. I hear C4's are good for up to 400fwhp in standard condition before any mods are necessary. Generally you see C4's rebuilt with h/d clutches and bands and perhaps a B&M st2 shiftkit put thru it. That will handle ample ammounts of power (300-550hp) without too many hassles at all. (Those in the know, please correct me) Depends on application though!

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im looking at potentially 500 to 600 rwhp is that enough for a glider box what is the price range on them and r they hard to come by
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