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Dodge 2500 Shift Kit???

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by PremierPM, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. PremierPM

    PremierPM Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Should I get a shift kit for my 2000 Dodge Ram 2500? It shifts hard from 1 to 2, and 2 to 3. It has 180,000 miles on it, but it was rebuilt at 160,000. Any advice for me?
  2. sno commander

    sno commander PlowSite.com Addict
    from ct
    Messages: 1,063

    hard shifts = :)
  3. Dirty Jersey

    Dirty Jersey Senior Member
    Messages: 155

    diesel or gas? I went with a different valve body and matched torque converter when I did a rebuild. But I have read alot of post where people did shift kits and liked them.
  4. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    The basic purpose of a shift kit is to increase line pressure to increase the holding power of the clutch packs and firm up shifts. Not sure how that would help you if you are concerned about firm shifts.
  5. PremierPM

    PremierPM Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    It's a 5.7 gas engine.
  6. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,281

    If its a 2000, than you have a 5.9 gas. I don't see a shift kit being a bad idea.
  7. PremierPM

    PremierPM Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    It is a 5.9, my bad. Thanks all for your help.