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Any benefit to a shift kit in a e4od?

Just was wondering if anyone has installed a shift kit in their e4od?

I see bully dog makes one and its suppose to reduce torque converter slip and increase transmission life?

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I do not have a super nice trans like Seattle, but I did put a valve body in mine from Paul, or The Punisher. He is well known in the lightning world for making the needed improvements to these transmissions. I highly recommend going this route as it is super easy to install and he for sure knows what he is doing. I am currently running one of his in my '96 F-250 and it changes the drive ability of the truck a bunch, especially with a trailer behind it. I think it makes almost as big of a difference in the way the power is put down as say changing from 3.55's to 4.10 gears. If I would have had that before I C6 swapped my 92 I may have kept the E4OD in it.
Just need to tell him exactly what you want, he can make them shift extremely firm. To the point that non car people would think something is wrong with it.


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the Punisher valvebody is suppose to be the best thing you can do to a stock E4OD. but a TransGo shiftkit is pretty good to
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Which is the easier route?

I deff can do one just really dont like the idea of having to drill holes in certain spots. Is punishers valve body a direct bolt in replacement?
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Yup, he sends you a whole valve body ready to bolt in, then you send your core back in. No harder then a pan swap. Just keep your bolts organized as they are all not the same, kind of like the water pump
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Is it crazy expensive?

I know the shift kits are around 70-80$

The valve bodies around what? 300 bucks?


Im about to do a fluid change and was just curious about it, truck is a daily driver with some light off roading that i very rarely ever do. I had a full flush done around 90k miles and have changed the fluid in the pan once since then and i have around 143k on her now.
Shifts are quick and smooth, downshifts are positive and instant

Im installing a moroso aluminum trans pan with about two extra qt capacity. Just thought id look into a shift kit while i was in there
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I think it's in the low $200s for the punisher valve body. If you search for reviews on the shift kits you'll find info.

Also, you may look at the filter retainer clip. They're less than $20 and are supposed to keep your filter from rattling loose. I think b&m makes them

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they're made by superior.
http://superiortransmission.com/product/superior-k066/
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I had a b&m shift kit in my 94 from the PO. worked great and shifted firm but I can't compare it to much as the only other e4od I've had was behind a powerstroke.
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I realize this is an E4OD thread. Anyone know of a similar thread for C6's


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Just add to this one alfie, basically the same thing
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Thanks guys, i like the idea of that clip dash, great link thanks.

I guess i could always do it next service at around 160k lol i will keep it in mind though. I like the idea of just unbolting my old one and bolting in punishers valve body then messing with all those springs and check balls. Im ocd enough to do it but man get one thing wrong and your screwed
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I also have a Punisher valve body and its great. Nice firm shifts. Paul can customize it for whatever "firmness" of shifts you want, just tell him how you use/drive the truck and he will hook you up plus his customer service is outstanding!
He is a one man company so you might have to wait a few weeks. I think I paid 225.00 for mine. Here is his email lightning2fast@aol.com
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Paul also polishes the bores and I think refinishes the valve seats and stuff too. I think the Punishers end up better then what you will end up with, with just putting a shift kit in yours. I have also read on here more then once of people swapping to a punisher valve body and the issues they were having went away afterwards. Issues with stuck valves and such.

For the C6 I would highly suggest calling up Broader Performance, he can build you a good c6 valve body exactly how you want it. I have 2 of these between the bronco's. One of which had a B&M kit installed. I much prefer the broader valve body over the b&m shift kit. I did not clean and polish stuff as they do so that could be the difference. Just like the Punisher valve body, one from Broader comes to your door ready to bolt in and go.
If you look on their website they do offer auto-shift valve bodies you just have to hunt for them a bit.
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How involved is the punisher valve body? Just unbolt old one and bolt up his? I also see there is two that unbolt, the valve body and accumulator body? Can someone please clarify
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Just have to remove the valve body and install the new one. And the filter
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Whats the other one next to it?
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How involved is the punisher valve body? Just unbolt old one and bolt up his? I also see there is two that unbolt, the valve body and accumulator body? Can someone please clarify
Here is a write up on installing the Punisher VB, thread also includes info on the VB itself as well as some input from Paul

Punisher Valve Body Install
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Anyone know if they carry a warranty?
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Since someone mentioned the C6: on my 1981, when the trans is cold it doesn't want to shift 1-to-2, just fine when warm.
I'm not schooled on the internals of an automatic transmission.... could this problem involve the valve body? If so, would be nice since it sounds like a fairly easy fix that I can do.
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