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#1070560 - 04/26/21 04:42 PM Shift kit for 200-4R  
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Which shift kit you all using/liking for ur 200-4r trans? B&M kit price is good compared to Transgo.... but whats the real difference, pros/cons for each.

Thanks.


1987 Monte Carlo SS, Lightning Rod equipped, engineless/2004-R,Holley carb, edelbrock intake, hooker headers, moog,Iceman crossmember, umi suspension, eibach springs,so much more,no computer/emissions.
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#1070562 - 04/26/21 05:31 PM Re: Shift kit for 200-4R [Re: johnz138]  
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Here's what I did with mine and am happy with its performance.

I picked up:
- OregonPerformance Master rebuild kit w/Kolene steels and Red Eagle band
- 10 vane front pump assembly
- BowTieOverdrive TV kit
- Trans-Go HD2 shift kit
- 2400 stall Lockup converter
- Grand National servo
- Art Carr aluminum deep oil pan
- Bowler lockup module Bowler Lockup Module

Behind my engine it does a great job. Of course, I run stock (aka skinny) tires on my car so there's not much to worry about.

#1070565 - 04/26/21 08:30 PM Re: Shift kit for 200-4R [Re: johnz138]  
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Mine has the red eagle bands and frictions. For a shift kit I installed the ck performance kit. The car shifts like a muscle car should. The harder you are on the throttle,the harder the shift is. The kit has a lot of springs for the valve body, front pump and a larger servo. It's not too bad to install,but maybe on the harder end as far as shift kits go. As I'm sure you know,but sure to get the tv adjustment correct. My automatic adjuster didn't work like it should,so I adjusted the valve with the pan off so I could make sure it was adjusted right.

#1070570 - 04/27/21 02:05 AM Re: Shift kit for 200-4R [Re: johnz138]  
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Almost forgot about the CK kit. May look into it along with their street/strip intermediate servo...


1987 Monte Carlo SS, Lightning Rod equipped, engineless/2004-R,Holley carb, edelbrock intake, hooker headers, moog,Iceman crossmember, umi suspension, eibach springs,so much more,no computer/emissions.
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2167110
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#1070593 - 04/28/21 04:04 AM Re: Shift kit for 200-4R [Re: johnz138]  
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I'm not sure if this helps because I had the B&M kit in different trans, but here are my experience.

I had B&M shift kit in my TH-350, which was on my 79' TA. It had a choice of street or race, and I chose street. Even it was for street, my tires chirped on pretty much on every shift. Try have cop car next to you. Happened on several occasion. Cops gave me the look but at the same time, they probably thought something was wrong with my car as it chirped even on slow speed. I overhaul the trans before I put the kit in and for few hundred miles, I drove it without the kit and because it was after the rebuild, trans shifted strong but with the kit, I was afraid I may break something because the kit made the shift really strong. On every shift, it snapped into gear. You can almost hear the bang as it shifted.

Now with Trans-Go kit, which is in my KZF, shift felt strong but not to the point it snapped into gear. I can't tell you how it shifts on worn out trans as I put my Trans-Go kit while I was rebuilding my KZF trans. If I'm not mistaken, it does require to change several springs, so it may be little difficult to do it while the trans is in the car.

last one is CK kit which I have it on my CZF, but I haven't installed it in my SS yet so no review yet. I also have few improvement installed in this CZF, so it's not same as stock comparison but as soon as I installed it into my SS, I'm planning to write some review about it.

Hope these info helps you in some way.


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#1070594 - 04/28/21 04:21 AM Re: Shift kit for 200-4R [Re: johnz138]  
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Thank you. That info helps.


1987 Monte Carlo SS, Lightning Rod equipped, engineless/2004-R,Holley carb, edelbrock intake, hooker headers, moog,Iceman crossmember, umi suspension, eibach springs,so much more,no computer/emissions.
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2167110
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