Re: Shift Kits. Are They Any Good?
Yes, they're great for extending the life of the tranny by cutting the shift time. The shorter the shift time, the less the clutches slip. The less the clutches slip, the slower they wear out. A shift kit also lowers the temps of the tranny, which is always a good thing!
I'm not sure what sort of vehicle you have the 5.0 in, but in my Bronco with the 351, the tranny is an E4OD. It took me about 2 1/2 hours to install the shift kit and it was worth every minute. The shifts are crisp and quick....and you can't beat the 1-2 chirp under hard acceleration. :-)
If you're lagging a bit after the gear change, you can also reprogram the PCM with a handheld programmer to raise the shift points a bit to help you stay in the power band.
1992 Ford Bronco
E4OD- B&M Stage 2 shift kit
Full 3" stainless Bassani Exhaust
32" BFG's/stock suspension
"No replacement for displacement."
"Our lugnuts require more torque than most Honda's produce!"