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B&M Shift Kits

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by TracStr400, May 31, 2000.

  1. TracStr400

    TracStr400 Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    Has anyone had any experience with these types of shift kits for 4x4's? This kit does not change it over to a manual valve body. I have heard that these types of kits are not as rugged as my stock TH400 in the mud or at the truck pulls. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Silverado84

    Silverado84 Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    Heh heh........years ago, i had an 51 Ford P.U. in high school....Olds V-8....OLDS 4-speed "JETAWAY" Trans. I put an B&M valve body & shift kit in it !!!!! What a difference !!!!!..... I was Blowing SS396's off the street !!! YES !!! They are worth it
  3. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,154

    Most well engineered shift kits raise line press slightly and open up restricted passages to get quicker clutch engagenment and longer life.If you are willing to live with a sightly rougher shift and an occasional bang then its well worth it.Stock shifts are for the masses and need to make grandpa happy,which is to sloppy a shift for most enthusiasts.Go ahead and go for it-keep everything spotless or else it'll never work right again.<p>----------<br>John D<br>