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I have a 2001 Mustang GT. Automatic Tranny and was wanting some advice on installing an automatic shifter system.

Any suggestions on Brands or any ideas on cost?

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Thank you.

I am still not sure if I am wanting to do it. I have heard some stories about the transmission not holding up too well with an automatic shifter installed. Have you heard anything regarding decreased Transmission life due to an auto shifter?
 
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funnycar22 said:
Thank you.

I am still not sure if I am wanting to do it. I have heard some stories about the transmission not holding up too well with an automatic shifter installed. Have you heard anything regarding decreased Transmission life due to an auto shifter?

I would not think a shifter is gonna hurt the transmission. Esp if u still leave it in drive and its mainly for looks which is the best thing to do to an auto. Jmod it and SCT tune line pressure, very consistent and hard and i just leave it in drive.
 

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funnycar22 said:
Thank you.

I am still not sure if I am wanting to do it. I have heard some stories about the transmission not holding up too well with an automatic shifter installed. Have you heard anything regarding decreased Transmission life due to an auto shifter?
Well if you run any tranny rough regardless the shifter, it will decrease its lifespan...
 
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Get a cooler and do the jmod.It will help it last alot longer. I got a cooler sitting here that i still need to put on.
 

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mbhmustang1998 said:
Get a cooler and do the jmod.It will help it last alot longer. I got a cooler sitting here that i still need to put on.
Agreed:yup: The tranny cooler will help out and it is very inexpensive considering how much money it will save in the long run (new tranny...). They are only like $60 or something? I need to get one actually along with performing the J-mod. Anyone in my area know where I can get the J-mod done?
 

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spazzyfry123 said:
Attatched, is my B&M Hammer Shifter installed on my 2002 GT Auto. I bought it from Mustangs Unlimited and did the install myself. I am enjoying it thus far.:smoke:
Is the over drive button still in the same place? One of the things I hate about the shifter in our cars is the placement of the OD button. I wish they would have just put it under the release button as opposed to off to the side on the console.
 
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STONECOLD said:
Is the over drive button still in the same place? One of the things I hate about the shifter in our cars is the placement of the OD button. I wish they would have just put it under the release button as opposed to off to the side on the console.
On my car and i assume all 4R70W's has the OD button down to the side and a little back of the release button so its on the shifter itself. Is not really visible at first til u get used to it. Spazzyfry, u could do the jmod yourself i hear it its not hard but i didnt want to attempt it myself either. If u lived near me id have the person to hook u up with to do and he know the 4r70w inside and out but your in GA :happyhapp
 

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On my car and i assume all 4R70W's has the OD button down to the side and a little back of the release button so its on the shifter itself. Is not really visible at first til u get used to it. Spazzyfry, u could do the jmod yourself i hear it its not hard but i didnt want to attempt it myself either. If u lived near me id have the person to hook u up with to do and he know the 4r70w inside and out but your in GA :happyhapp
So Ford got it right on your model. lol On the my 95 the button is on the console, to the right of the shifter. What inspired that moronic move is beyond me. Maybe I should see if I can find a shifter off a 98 because that is exactly where the button should be.
 

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STONECOLD said:
So Ford got it right on your model. lol On the my 95 the button is on the console, to the right of the shifter. What inspired that moronic move is beyond me. Maybe I should see if I can find a shifter off a 98 because that is exactly where the button should be.
Yeah, the stock setup has it right, but my shifter now does not. Me, being the person I am, does not read instructions. I never really noticed that big red button until I realized that the O/D button had to be somewhere. I figured this button was for if I had nitrous hooked up or something (maybe it is?), but I just cut the wires from the stock shifter and connected them to that big red button so that is my O/D button. It is in quite possibly the stupidest place ever, however. It is not even on the driver side of the shifter. It is on the opposite side from me behind the shifter. If you look at the picture I attached earlier, it is right behind the handle:sterb:
 

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Spazzyfry, u could do the jmod yourself i hear it its not hard but i didnt want to attempt it myself either. If u lived near me id have the person to hook u up with to do and he know the 4r70w inside and out but your in GA :happyhapp
I really would like to do it myself. Not only to save myself some money, but I just plain-out love doing this type of stuff. My only problem with doing this is, I really have no idea what the J-Mod is. I've looked into it, done the research and all of that fantastic stuff. But I still have no idea what it is that I would be doing or what exactly this mod does?!:help:
 
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I really would like to do it myself. Not only to save myself some money, but I just plain-out love doing this type of stuff. My only problem with doing this is, I really have no idea what the J-Mod is. I've looked into it, done the research and all of that fantastic stuff. But I still have no idea what it is that I would be doing or what exactly this mod does?!:help:
It makes the shifts firm like they should be from the factory. It involves drilling holes in the seperator plate and removing and or replacing springs in the valve body depending on how hard a shift u want. I still have my bottom 1/2 shift spring which controls the hardest shift. My upper 1/2 shift was replaced with a stiffer spring and the 2/3 shift spring was removed. Removing the bottom 1/2 spring can be to brutal for a daily driver. Mine is not a daily driver but i still like the firmness of the jmod i did get plus with the SCT tune added line pressure its perfect for me. Nice and firm at part throttle but at WOT it gives u a nice kick in the ass! Without the bottom 1/2 spring even at part throttle it kicks awefule hard. This also makes it easier on the tranny actually because in between in the shifts the clutches dont overlap as long as the factory setting which create more heat and friction which is bad. Go to modulardepot.com and do a search or also go to tccoa.com. Its a thunderbird website but they share the same drivetrain as us. It was created by Jerry (hence the "j-mod") who was a designer i think for the 4r70w at Ford. He is also a very well known Person at SCT. They have the whole write up there with pictures i think of the jmod
 
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