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Homemade Shift Kit

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 2.7taco, May 13, 2010.

  1. May 13, 2010 at 8:41 PM
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    2.7taco

    2.7taco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Fat Bobs 2.75 lift and level with short AAL, 16x8 Level 8 Guardian Wheels, 245/75R16 Toyo Open Country ATII, custom trans shift kit(home made), Trans temp. and Vac gauge, URD fuel pump upgrade(going back to stock soon).
    Well I got down to it and my trans.(A340E) shifts too slow for my liking. Did over 2 months of research and I found the data I was looking for, a homemade shift kit. I finally pulled the trigger on this mod. I have shims being made for the C-2 and B-2 accumulators in the trans. The accumulator in the A340E acts like a shock absorber slowing the shifts. The drawbacks to the slow shifts besides time, is increased clutch pack wear when under a hard pull or heavy footing. The only upside to having a cushioned shift is passenger comfort. The improvements should be impressive but I will not know until next week since I will be in the shop until then.

    I will post pictures of the shims when I get them and I will be taking pictures of the build up.

    A few links for some info on the A340E and how to mod it.

    http://www.customtacos.com/forum/showthread.php?t=97198&highlight=tranny

    Yes even Supra's had this transmission.
    http://www.supraforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=267655
     
  2. May 13, 2010 at 10:20 PM
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    Kelson

    Kelson My Truck is Cuter than Yours

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    SR5 Exterior/Interior (Color matched Front Bumper, Chrome Grille Surround and Chrome Rear Bumper/Silver Scoshe Dash Kit, A/C Bezel, A/C Vent Surround) LED license plate and white interior lights, Wet Okole Seat Covers, iPad in-Dash, JL CL-RLC, JL 13TW5 sub, JL 500/1 Slash V1 amp, JL XR 6.5 Components, Rockford Fosgate 6X9s in Boxes Front XRunner Coils, DJM Control Arms and Rear 4X4 Leafs, Custom 2" Angled Streetacos.com Blocks Front XR Bilstien Struts and Rear XR Bilstien Shocks, CravenSpeen Antennae, RX-8 Rims w/ Fronts:235/40-R18 Sumitomo HTR Rears:245/40-R18 Goodyear Eagle GT, 35% Tint front windows, OEM Sliding Privacy Glass w/ 5% Ceramic Tint, Flowmaster Super 44 dumped before the axle, URD Short Throw Shifter, Door Sill Protectors, Door Edge Guards, OEM Sport Pedals,The Retrofit Source Morimoto Mini D2S Stage III 35W 5K HID Headlights, OEM Fog Lights w/ piss yellow bulbs, OEM Cruise Control, Porsche 944 Bucket Seats, BeefedTaco Skid Plate, Whale
  3. May 13, 2010 at 10:29 PM
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    2.7taco

    2.7taco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Fat Bobs 2.75 lift and level with short AAL, 16x8 Level 8 Guardian Wheels, 245/75R16 Toyo Open Country ATII, custom trans shift kit(home made), Trans temp. and Vac gauge, URD fuel pump upgrade(going back to stock soon).
    Why is that?
     
  4. May 13, 2010 at 10:32 PM
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    Kelson

    Kelson My Truck is Cuter than Yours

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    SR5 Exterior/Interior (Color matched Front Bumper, Chrome Grille Surround and Chrome Rear Bumper/Silver Scoshe Dash Kit, A/C Bezel, A/C Vent Surround) LED license plate and white interior lights, Wet Okole Seat Covers, iPad in-Dash, JL CL-RLC, JL 13TW5 sub, JL 500/1 Slash V1 amp, JL XR 6.5 Components, Rockford Fosgate 6X9s in Boxes Front XRunner Coils, DJM Control Arms and Rear 4X4 Leafs, Custom 2" Angled Streetacos.com Blocks Front XR Bilstien Struts and Rear XR Bilstien Shocks, CravenSpeen Antennae, RX-8 Rims w/ Fronts:235/40-R18 Sumitomo HTR Rears:245/40-R18 Goodyear Eagle GT, 35% Tint front windows, OEM Sliding Privacy Glass w/ 5% Ceramic Tint, Flowmaster Super 44 dumped before the axle, URD Short Throw Shifter, Door Sill Protectors, Door Edge Guards, OEM Sport Pedals,The Retrofit Source Morimoto Mini D2S Stage III 35W 5K HID Headlights, OEM Fog Lights w/ piss yellow bulbs, OEM Cruise Control, Porsche 944 Bucket Seats, BeefedTaco Skid Plate, Whale
    lol sorry...mean=cool
     
  5. May 13, 2010 at 10:35 PM
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    2.7taco

    2.7taco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Oh yea it will be. I keep wishing it was next week already. I want to test this set up out.
     
  6. May 22, 2010 at 6:43 PM
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    2.7taco

    2.7taco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Fat Bobs 2.75 lift and level with short AAL, 16x8 Level 8 Guardian Wheels, 245/75R16 Toyo Open Country ATII, custom trans shift kit(home made), Trans temp. and Vac gauge, URD fuel pump upgrade(going back to stock soon).
    Ok I got my shims but now I am waiting for better weather. Hopefully tomorrow will yield a better day to put them in and sorry guys no decent pics I will have to use my cell phone.
     
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