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    Right now I have a baumann shift kit in my 87 mgm. I like it but its a bit too much for me. The po turned it up all the way so it shifts pretty harsh. This isnt a racecar lol. Anyway, if I wanted to could I install another shift kit or do you think I need another valve body to modify? Im thinking about the aod-hp kit because it doesnt make the shifts too harsh and corrects a lot of the issues with the aod from the factory.


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    Anyone?


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    Baumann provides “full technical support” according to their website, and could hopefully give you some direction on what changes to make. Call them. I am betting you’ll need a new kit (I would stick to theirs), hopefully not a new valve body.

    I would not suggest a different brand kit with your current valve body. Different ways to change the character of the transmission might end up being incompatible with each other.
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    Thats what I was thinking. Ill give them a call and see if I can get the firmness toned down a bit.


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    I was thinking about getting a new valve body and use a superior shift correction or their aod hp kit. They look very minimal but are supposed to correct shifting issues with the stock aod. Anyone have experience with either kit?


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    I can say I've used the Baumann kit in 2 different vehicles...my wagon has all level 1 shifts. Yes you can feel the shifts, but its not harsh, just fast, precise shifts. In my LTD I have the 1-2 shift at level 2, and that could definitely considered harsh, it will chirp the tires shifting, certainly not the case with the level 1 Baumann settings. I recommend getting a new separation plate and doing all level 1 baumann modifications, i think you'll be happy. Unless there's something wrong with the current VB, you just need a new plate. Not the whole thing.
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    I ended up calling Superior Transmissions and spoke to one of the techs for a while. I must say I think his name was Bob, he was a great guy and very knowledgeable. I bought their aod shift correction kit per his advice and am picking up a stock valve body to modify for the future. I highly recommend them. Anyway, for the time being Im going to run what I have. I like the quick shifts but chirping tires at half throttle is kind of annoying.


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    just make sure its the right valve body for your trans. There is an early and a late and they aren't quite interchangeable. You need to know if yours has the 3-4 accumulator in the case or not. Late ones did not, early did. If you pull the pan off and there is a hole up in the case where it looks like a part should be, thats a later one. I believe it is possible to convert from one style to the other but I don't know the specifics on that.

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    Ill take a look, I ASSumed its the earlier one with the 3-4 accumulator because its an 87 but it could have been swapped at one point for all I know. I got the valve body for 20 bucks so Im not too worried. I appreciate it.


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    Isn't it called a "shit" kit?

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    Some of them yes lol. I dont mind the Baumann too much but it is more harsh than Id like.


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