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dark98stang
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From: Sarasota, Florida, USA
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 04-10-2002 10:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dark98stang   Click Here to Email dark98stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've been looking at some mustangs online to purchase and most of the ones I like are equipped with a FMX auto tranny.

I was wondering is a FMX auto tranny a good tranny?

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70SportsRoof
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From: Scottsdale, AZ, USA
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posted 04-10-2002 10:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70SportsRoof   Click Here to Email 70SportsRoof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's an okay tranny. I have one on my '70, and it's held up well. They are heavy though, since they have a cast iron body instead of an aluminum body. If you are looking for a performance tranny you're better off with a C4 or C6. My FMX has a shift kit and higher stall converter, but that's it. If you are just doing every day driving it'll hold up forever.

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dark98stang
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posted 04-10-2002 10:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dark98stang   Click Here to Email dark98stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
great!!!!!!!!

that's what I wanted to hear

I wanted a tranny that holds up well under daily driving conditions.

thanks

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Kyle
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From: Sumner, WA USA
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posted 04-11-2002 04:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kyle   Click Here to Email Kyle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
70SportsRoof: Which shift kit did you use? The TransGo one? Also, did you use the TCI converter or a different brand? Don't mean to tread on your thread, dark98. I just wanted to know since I will be upgrading an FMX soon.

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70SportsRoof
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posted 04-11-2002 07:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70SportsRoof   Click Here to Email 70SportsRoof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Kyle:
70SportsRoof: Which shift kit did you use? The TransGo one? Also, did you use the TCI converter or a different brand? Don't mean to tread on your thread, dark98. I just wanted to know since I will be upgrading an FMX soon.

Kyle, I believe it was the Trans Go kit. It's one of the only kits around for the FMX. It's been a while since I had the tranny rebuilt, and my memory is a little foggy. But, I'm pretty sure that was it, I remember looking around for one and not finding much. As for the converter, I'm not sure on that, honestly, I can't remember. It was a major brand though, as I don't buy no name stuff for the internals of the engine or trans. But, the stall is around 2500 on it. Hope this tiny bit of info helps. But I can tell you, it'll bark the tires on the upshifts if I hit it right, and it's lasted through many a smokey burnout.

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radrider
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From: Farina IL. USA
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posted 04-14-2002 12:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for radrider   Click Here to Email radrider     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
KYLE, I had the Trans-Go shift kit installed recently. The transmission was rebuilt and the kit installed. If I leave the car in drive and stomp it to the floor the car really smokes the tires and when it shifts to second I get a tire chirp. I believe that when it gets warm out and the road is hot the car will chirp going into drive. Before the kit was installed it never chirped the tires going into second. The cost of the kit was around $125. I believe that having it installed was the right thing to do.

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Kyle
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posted 04-14-2002 10:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kyle   Click Here to Email Kyle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is that price for the kit and installiation? I found a place that sells the most expensive shift kit for $53. Not that that is the one I need.

http://www.bulkparts.com/MM007.ASP?pageno=408

They have some good prices here. Do you use a different converter?

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Mach'ed Again
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From: Kinsley, Kansas, USA
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posted 04-21-2002 03:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mach'ed Again   Click Here to Email Mach'ed Again     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for link Kyle, been looking for some time for kit to give the ol' smoothie a little snap.

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