Th350 Rebuild kit? Best bang for the Buck!

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  1. Danish Guy

    Danish Guy Veteran Member

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    Where do i get the best Bang for the Buck?
    My tranny is loosing pressure while in drive i think it is maby the seal on the direct drum..
    So i would like to rebuild it with all new seals and bearings and so on...
    Im looking for a complete rebuild kit but which one should i buy?
    Thanks!
     
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    Cardinal Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Jakeshoe is THEE transmission expert here to talk to about rebuild kits.

    I have used B&M mater kits, TCI master kits, and the brand that Northern Auto Parts sells (name escapes me, possibly brand called Transgo?) and a "kit" that one local trans shop put together for me. Main thing is to pay attention to detail, replace broken parts, and don't rip any seals when putting them in.
     
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    Where are the bushings in that kit?
    What about the thrust washers?
    What about the intermediate sprag that is always beat up?
    What about the wide direct drum bushing that should be used on a TH350?
    Extra bushings for the sun gear for performance use?
    Modulator?
    Tech Support?

    So a guy from Denmark orders a kit, tears down the trans, and then has to wait weeks to get the "rest of the kit".
     
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    Brown`77Z28 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Agree with Cardinal ;) ;) ;)
    Get a (real) complete set from Jake and your good to go.

    Jake`s THA MAN :) :)
     
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    My buddy's trani shop supplies any other needed parts for me, didn't realize you were Mr. Trans around here, did mean to step on anyones toes. I figured if he was going to rebuild his trani himself he has some knowledge. We've used that kit and always had good results with it, as well as TCI kits.
     
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    No toes stepped on, simply stating that there are a lot of necessary parts missing out of that kit.

    If you buddy owns a trans shop why is he buying the overpriced B&M and TCI parts, they are the same thing that they would buy through a normal wholesale supplier.
     
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    He doesn't charge me or any of his friends for anything, so he says to buy what ever you want to use and he does and supplies the rest. This way he's not out as much in materials, and usually comments on the quality of what we buy. I couldn't count how many torque converters and other repair parts he's given away to me and friends for our daily drivers when they have failed. He's a good guy and wont take anything from any of us only beer and food.
     
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    i had a customer specifically ask for the b&m kit so thats what i got him....then charged him for all the extras that we had to get seperately
     
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    If the customer doesn't trust the parts I supply, they must not trust my work, so they get to take it elsewhere or do it themselves.

    As a business, you can also select your customers. It's not a one way street.
     

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