Anybody know if I SHO tranny will fit on Taurus LX gen 3....I'm just curious and all....cause I can't stand my slow shifting tranny that ford gave me...I could get at least a sec if not more if I could shift it myself....but if anybody knows...holla back..
BTW, I don't think it will bolt up. The easiest mod would be a computer chip to firm up the shifts ($200-250.) The next level would be a shift kit for the trans. Beyond that, you could send your tranny to an experienced tranny rebuilder and have them beef it up.
This has been discussed many many times in the old forums. It should bolt up to a vulcan IIRC, but not the essex. In either case it would be a royal pain in the butt to do (read you do not want to spend the time to go through it all). But if you still are willing to try there are many people here who can help you through what you should theoretically have to do.
so I buy the chip then get the shift kit....how much would a shift kit run me... And somebody tell me that it would give a better powerband that I already have.....cause mine just drops all power above 5000rpm and I gotta ride it up to 6 to get something
shift kit should run around $50-100...but its not the price of the kit itself that'll kill you; it's the labor. Usually, the shift kit is done during a tranny rebuild because it requires you to get inside the transmission and drill extra holes for fluid and changing springs inside the case. Get the chip; I remember reading on the old forums of hard shifting transmissions on a couple of the Apten-chipped cars. I think someone actually had to send theirs back to get the chip to make less firm shifts because it was snapping theirs necks