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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-21-2000, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
 
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TF-727 shift kits...which one?

OK...I want to be able to select the gears manually for off-road, and just use Drive for on the road. I would be nice to have the reversed pattern so I dont accidentally go into neutral when upshifting. PRN123D would be perfect. I've heard B&M makes something like this, but what about Trans-Go? Where can I find out which kits are for my TF-727?

Also...I've been told to expect clearance issues with the 727. I'll be running a NP-208 x-case behind it, so will I have to worry about front driveshaft clearance? What about tranny hump clearance; will I have to run a body lift (would 1" do?) to clear the bellhousing?

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Re: TF-727 shift kits...which one?

I donít know which kit, but I believe you will have to get a "MANUAL" valve body to get the reverse pattern PRN12D.(the 727 is a 3speed)

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Re: TF-727 shift kits...which one?

The 2 times I've put shift kits in auto trannys I've used Trans-Go, directions were clear and the parts seemed to be cut to very close tolerances. The ones I did were both GM, a TH350 and 400, so I can't really speak for the 727, but I would recommend their products.

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Re: TF-727 shift kits...which one?

Yeah, but where do I find the Trans-go kits? Since this will be a 90%off-road and 10%on-road Jeep, and I'm used to a stick-shift, a manual valve-body will be just fine.

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Re: TF-727 shift kits...which one?

Both JCWhitney and Summit Racing carry the B&M Trans-Pak Shift Improvement Kit. It's about $26. I've seen the Trans-go also, but just can't remember where...

Take a look at JP magazine, "Put a Transpak In Your Torqueflite", page 42, March 2000 issue. The article is 4 pages that details installation of the TransPak kit in a TF727. It's quite easy. The process would be the same for a TF904/999. If you want scans of the article send me an email... I'll send out the scans.

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Re: TF-727 shift kits...which one?

Trans-Go and Turbo Action are both good shift kits, but they will not reverse the forward gear shift pattern. For that you will have to get a manual valve body (the whole valve body) from Cheetah or Turbo action. At least those were the companies making them for 727's when I was drag racing. You will loose the "Automatic" feature (ie. if you leave the shifter in third gear at a stop light, you are in third gear).

Now if you want a manual valve body with a trans brake, see Hipster in Germantown, WI. His "brakes" will go red at any track in the states.....oh wait, back to Jeeps.

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Re: TF-727 shift kits...which one?

IM not sure the Turbo action valve body is compatible with a Lockup converter Tf727, the listings usually stop at 1979.

the transgo kits are good, level 3 gives you full manual control, you can downshift at 60 and itll drop into first ( not recommended BTW!)
its $28 call Dana at Pro-Built transmissions in California sorry I cant find the number thats where Ive gotten all my tranny stuff, good info too.

they have kevlar bands, teflon thrust bearings all the good stuff for CHEAP.

youll want the differnt ratio servo arm too, and he has it.

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Re: TF-727 shift kits...which one?

What city in California is this in, I'll need to give the operator as much info as possible? I'm in Florida, is there anything closer? I'll need a shifter and everything, since this tranny came out of a column-shifted G-Wagon.

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Re: TF-727 shift kits...which one?

order the shofter from summit or Jegs, they are about $150 ( for a nice one)

Ill look for some of my old reciepts in the morning for Pro-built number, its a well known shop maybe someoe else can give the number.


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