I finally got started on my 4l80e rebuild. I'm to the point of rebuilding the Direct Clutch assy. I have a Transgo HD-2 rebuild kit and I replaced the springs on the direct drive assy, but the Transgo instruction specify to make sure and use a wave or cushion plate with their kit. My trans had already been rebuilt for performance. It had no wave plate and stock return spring, but instead had additional composite friction plate.
Which is better?
A direct drum assy with 6 sets of plates, stock springs, with no cushion?
A direct drum assy with 5 sets of plates, Transgo springs, with a cushion plate?
It seams to me the additional plates would have a better 2>3 shift, but the heavy duty springs would have a better 3>2 down shift.... sound right?