Drivetrain Aod Thoughts, Rebuild Or Just Do Vb?

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  1. 90lxwhite

    90lxwhite I'm kind of a She-Man

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    Ok so I'm going to start working on the fox again. It needs a new rear main so when I change it I'm going to put a new tc in that I've had awhile. The trans doesn't slip but I wonder if I should save for a "new" rebuilt like a monster or just get a new vb or shift kit. What kind of life expectancy do aod's have? Motor is stock w boltons but maybe heads one day. If I go just vb what do u guys like for a middle of the road besides the $400 lentech?
     
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    Get a hold of Dan at Silverfox. He'll point you in the right direction. I'd recommend one of his valve bodies.
     
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    I'll assume you have an external trans cooler as well? If not...get one....a big one. These AOD's need it in stock trim. Adding a convert is only going to increase heat output.
     
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    90lxwhite I'm kind of a She-Man

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    Yes, yes I do
     
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    His entry level vb now runs about $300. $270 + $20 core. That seems kinda high for something put together at someone's house. Core charge, c'mon Dan...
     
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    You ever been in a car with one of his VB? They are well worth the money. The guy has helped more people than I can count and will support you well after the sale.
     
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    f8tlfiveo My wife likes my spool and blow-off valve.

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    He prob has s core charge cause he is modifying a stock vb and selling them. I just did the transgo kit. 150$ including trans fluid, it's about 10 quarts if you drop the valve boby.
     
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    90lxwhite I'm kind of a She-Man

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    No, no I haven't.
    Yeah I'm sure that's why he has a core, but cores suck kinda.. How u like the transo?
     
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    f8tlfiveo My wife likes my spool and blow-off valve.

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    It's like a whole new car, makes it more fun to drive automatic. Never been in a silver fox vb car though so I can't compare
     
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    90lxwhite I'm kind of a She-Man

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    Which kind have you dealt with?
     
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    f8tlfiveo My wife likes my spool and blow-off valve.

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    Transgo reprogramming kit
     
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    90lxwhite I'm kind of a She-Man

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    Oh yeah that's right, you did it not too long ago?
     
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    f8tlfiveo My wife likes my spool and blow-off valve.

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    Yeah about a month or two ago
     
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