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Old 09-12-2012, 06:12 AM   #1
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Anyone used this on they're auto trannys?

I got a 2000 taco 4x4 with an auto in it an about 193k miles on it and I was wondering if anyone has bout this reprogramming kit from transgo and used it. Or if anyone has and feedback about it good or bad and how the install was and how long it took. Thanks for any info

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Old 09-12-2012, 06:15 PM   #2
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I have installed many. This is a shift kit and WILL firm up your shifts. It won't allow the transmission to slip into gears like they all do from the factory. You'll have positive engagements every time. Heres the draw back to your situation. With nearly 200k I would highly discourage this. Unless you have the transmission fully rebuilt. Your stock 190+k transmission will NOT like this.
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Well I just serviced it and it didnt look to bad as far as the metal shavings but I know what you mean about the miles. That was one of the concerns I also had about doing it but I would still really like to if it would be possible
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I've used Trans-Go before. Yes, put it on your "must do" list.
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It's a night and day difference. Is that the weakest shift kit they make? I would go to strong on a high mileage transmission
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:02 AM   #6
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I would go to strong on a high milage tranmission? What was that suppose to mean? But I think that's the only one they offer
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:10 AM   #7
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Wouldn't* sorry on my phone
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Also be advised,as a former Toyota Tech. I have seen snap ring groves on the clutch pack break due to the high pressure. That's why Toyota went to the mushy or slipping shift. Would not advise it on a high mileage tranny.
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What about this one? It's just a shift kit instead of the programming kit

http://transgoonline.com/products.ph...dcountview=Yes
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Maybe it's time to buy a core tranny and rebuid it correctly. Do it once, it's cheaper that way.
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Not sure why it is called a programming kit because as far as I know 1st gens have a locked up ECU just like 2nd gens.

Check out IPT(Import Performance Transmission). In the end I would keep the money for a rebuild.
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Also be advised,as a former Toyota Tech. I have seen snap ring groves on the clutch pack break due to the high pressure. That's why Toyota went to the mushy or slipping shift. Would not advise it on a high mileage tranny.
Toyota, like other manufacturers, did not go to a "mushy" or slipping shift because of that type of concern. The softer shifts were by design for a more "comfortable" shift for people. All manufacturers have this in their cars and trucks. A hard, solid shift is just generally considered uncomfortable for the most part. Shift adapts have been around for years.

Though I do agree that on a higher mileage transmission, a shift kit alone is not the best idea.
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Well I was actually wantin to put it in there for that reason. In hopes that it would give me firmer shifts (which I know is better for trannys) and reduce the clutch slippage to hopefully extend the life of my trans. Unless that's not the correct way to think about that
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This won't extend the life. It's will decrease its life.
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Not trying to be smart about it just wanting to learn but what makes you say that? Or actually why would it?
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There may be less clutch slippage but the clutches may be on their last legs and increasing clamping force could destroy them. You don't boost an engine when it's near its life just so it doesn't work as hard.
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Well im not trying to press my luck but I'm trying to weight the advantages vs the disadvantages. Though I really don't want to be rebuilding a tranny anytime soon
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On a newer transmission, or rebuilt one, putting in a kit would be an advantage, but as mentioned, if you are already having transmission issues, then adding a kit will just make the problem worse.
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I'm not having any issues at all right now. My truck is on 35's (soon to be 33s) and will run 80 mph no problem. Probably more but I don't wanna push it that hard. I just want to get away from the slippage and hope that maybe it might help my engine run more efficiently ( putting power to the ground not mpg wise). I had the exact same truck but a 97 with a 5 speed and with 33s on it wouldn't hardly run 75 unless on the interstate going down a hill and wouldn't pull much of a trailer where this truck does great
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