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  1. MalcolmV8

    MalcolmV8 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Are you serious man? It's listed about 50 times in this thread with pics, part numbers, different brands etc. In fact just go to the first page and the very first post details all the specs for you.
     
  2. tedster429

    tedster429 New Member Established Member

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    Not gonna lie. Was being lazy and did not feel like reading the 20 pages. I assumed someone probably did it recently.
     
  3. Cobra-21

    Cobra-21 I feel the need... Established Member

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    On the other hand I've done all those things also, and none of them made much difference. So when I had the trans out to replace the TOB, I put in 2 washers, with high hopes. But it didn't make any difference at all. Still very notchy. But I do agree, for 3 bucks you should at least try it and maybe you'll get results better than I did. "Notchiness" is kind of like those threads in the Exhaust section that ask "which catback sounds the best? It's very subjective.
     
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    autochecker New Member Established Member

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    Worked for me :)
     
  6. svt4me38

    svt4me38 TEAM VMP TVS Established Member

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    Through 2 in with my mgw shifter yesterday.... shifts like cutting through melted butter!
     
  7. tedster429

    tedster429 New Member Established Member

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    Damn...I failed. Tried with trans in and could not get to it. Tried doing it like someone in here did, 12" ext and univeral and the tunnel is just to tight. maybe because my drivetrain is in a 01 gt.
     
  8. svt4me38

    svt4me38 TEAM VMP TVS Established Member

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    I used a 12in and 6in with swivel extension with short 15/16 socket, all 3/8 drive. No problems!
     
  9. CWCobra

    CWCobra Member Established Member

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    Please clarify: Did you reach it with tranny IN the car?

    Thanks!
     
  10. svt4me38

    svt4me38 TEAM VMP TVS Established Member

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    Yes, trans is very much in the car. It is tight, but very doable.
     
  11. Tims97SVT

    Tims97SVT Active Member Established Member

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    If you've done all these things and it still shifts poorly then something in your set up does not work together well. What type of trans fluid you use is up to you. Your not going to see some amazing difference using this or that type. If you do see some major difference it's because the fluid needed changed or did not have the correct amount in it. I use super tech trans fluid and all of my t-56's shifted wonderfully. 95% of of poor shifting is due to improper adjustment of the clutch.
     
  12. 601Mystic04

    601Mystic04 Svt addiction Established Member

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    Is this the said bolt because I tried to take it out and it would back out easy then just stop. I don't wanna round the bolt off trying to get it out. May wait til I do a clutch swap.

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  13. tedster429

    tedster429 New Member Established Member

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    Yea thats it^^^^
     
  14. 601Mystic04

    601Mystic04 Svt addiction Established Member

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    Question does it become tight and loosen after a certain point?
     
  15. tedster429

    tedster429 New Member Established Member

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    On my friends vette it came out easy, not tight at all. Havent gotten it out of my car yet.
     
  16. 601Mystic04

    601Mystic04 Svt addiction Established Member

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    I just got this mod done got the bolt out it took a few tries of screwing in and out but it's definately a awesome 2 dollar mod! Napa has these washers in stock.
     
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    601Mystic04 Svt addiction Established Member

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    Part # to napa is 704-1357
     
  18. kenny0529

    kenny0529 Member Established Member

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    I just finished this mod... Dropping the crossmember is a must. Much smoother shifts now. Well worth the time and 2 bucks!


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  19. MalcolmV8

    MalcolmV8 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    No it's not. I removed the bolt and put it back without removing anything. Just the right combination of socket pieces to get it.
     
  20. 03cobra#694

    03cobra#694 Want to play a game? Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Ok, did this today. I used the 2 washers listed in this thread. First, you don't have to lower the trans. A 3/8" drive 15/16" socket, a good tight swivel and a few extensions will get you where you need to be. Now, I did this on a friends rack with ample light, and getting the bolt out was easier than getting it back in. My impressions, the car does shift much easier and smoother. One thing that I really noticed is, how little effort is needed to get out of the gear you're in, to the next one. I give this a 9/10 due to the cost, and reward.
     

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