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Unread 04-06-2013, 11:11 AM   #1
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46RE Shift Kits

Looking at installing a shift kit on my 9er and I have a few questions. First off, do I need any performance mods to make this effective? (tuner, exhaust, intake, etc.) Which kits gave you guys used? I've been looking on Summit and Jegs, but all they have it under is Dodge, so I want to be 110% sure that the kits are the same. Finally, are these kits even worth it? Or are they like the piggyback chips that people blow $200 on and the computer learns its way around? Just wanna cover all my bases haha

Input is appreciated!
-Evan

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Unread 04-06-2013, 11:33 AM   #2
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I put a Transgo kit in my 94 ZJ almost 2 years ago during the rebuild. Shift points were improved, much firmer and crisper shifts. I believe it was a good investment since I like the feel (more sportscarish).

I don't know that you'll need any other performance mods or what types of gains in performance you'll see as my ZJ is pretty much stock as far as the engine setup and exhaust setup.

I don't believe the computer can "learn around" an installed shift kit, as my shifts are just as crisp as they were right after I installed it.
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Unread 04-06-2013, 12:09 PM   #3
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You are replacing physical parts of the valve body. Even if the transmission control had adaptive programming, it wouldn't bypass the shift kit.

Sonnax and transgo are the best brands. No difference in valve bodies for jeep and dodge 46re.
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Unread 04-06-2013, 12:17 PM   #4
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Awesome! Between the two of you, you pretty much answered my questions. I pretty much knew that since you weren't reprogramming anything the computer wouldn't learn its way around hardware, but I wanted to be sure.

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Awesome! Between the two of you, you pretty much answered my questions. I pretty much knew that since you weren't reprogramming anything the computer wouldn't learn its way around hardware, but I wanted to be sure.

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Unread 04-06-2013, 05:02 PM   #6
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Wait do I hear a SkyNet reference coming on?
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