You only need the reinforcement kit if you're running a converter without damper springs in the converter clutch.
I have kit already- but funny how very little is said on why they recommend most upgrades or why it is not needed.
This application is 96-98 4L60E 4x4. 383/TPI- 350hp/400tq. I'm not building the trans, just fleshing out the major parts I want.
Quite a difference going from less than $20 to $125 for the Sonnax plates, don't mind spending the money for a clear cut winner- but there's so many places to spend money on these things. Don't want to cut corners- but make some intelligent choices.
- the BW Hi energy will likely be used throughout for frictions.
- I've read that the 700R4 steels are preferred?? Throughout or just in the 3-4?
The converter is a reman 2400 stall, sent the existing core in to be rebuilt- should have dampers and upgraded friction- which brings me to another question----PWM management, do I eliminate PWM in the build or build trans normally and disable in programming- I prefer the feel of on/off, I don't understand the concept of better fuel economy strategy using PWM?
Another question is the band- wide or not, I've read that the BW regular width band is more than sufficient not requiring a new drum, or the wide carbon or Sonnax red band that requires a new drum- is a new drum a good idea anyway- if so, then why not a wide band??
How do you deal with solenoids- all new or tested good?
The lining contains a very small percentage of Kevlar & the shift characteristics are much more like a High Energy Band than a true Kevlar Band.I'm partial to High Energy/Carbon Bands & prefer the Raybestos Pro Series.
Is there one part number for the Pro Series wide band? My reading says to stay away from Kevlar..
Is there a step up from rebuilt pumps- say a blue printed 10 vane?