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    upgrades for 4L30E?

    Are there any upgrades for the 4L30E transmission? I am going to have to do a rebuild soon and want to beef it up for my needs, since this one is going out at only 75,000 miles, supercharged, and lifted w/33's. I want this thing to be one bad mo-fo so let me know if there is anything out there.
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    Do you want to keep the auto or go manual?
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    Unfortunately I have never driven a manual

    My dad's way of teaching me was when I was 10 he said go ahead and start it and after less than 5 min. he pushed me out of the seat and started driving. And it was a rental!!!!

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    how beefed up are the manual tranny?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlaskaVX
    Unfortunately I have never driven a manual

    My dad's way of teaching me was when I was 10 he said go ahead and start it and after less than 5 min. he pushed me out of the seat and started driving. And it was a rental!!!!
    Don't be afraid of learning, it really isn't that hard. Once you get past the "bucking-bronco" stage, the hardest thing left to learn is how to use the hand brake to stop and start when going up a hill. Besides, you can't call yourself a man if you can't handle a stick, or something like that.

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    Do you really use your hand brake to start and stop on hills?!
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    u do in san franisco

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    Of course you do. You'll burn out the clutch, frequently stall the engine and occasionally roll into the guy behind you if you don't.

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    Hmm... I very, very, very rarely stall out or roll backwards, but you're right, i'm probably not being too kind to my clutch. And then again, I've never driven a stick in SF! Heck, I've worried that my automatic was going to roll backwards on some of those hills. I just never thought about using my parking brake.

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    Sticks

    I was reared on the sticks and believe it or not the first decent automatic was the VX.
    It's a different driving method, you can throw it down gears and roar round corners, get past the dreamy little compact in a flash by ripping along in 3 at high revs.
    Engine breaking, I don't mean the lump hammer kind, down hills as a brake instead of standing on the pads.
    Bunp starts there's another good reason for stick shifts. Dead batteries wont stop you.
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