I would rather that the whine not be from the transmission. I agree that my mods were a bit much to get rid of the whine, but hey, I am getting 3 to 6 more horsepower out of the engine now. About the same as removing a 12 pack out of the trunk. My engine whine used to be very pronounced while driving down the road until you got to highway speeds. It may be coming from the stock intake system and I think that I can still hear it even now. I have the whine overpowered now.