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Old 07-06-2009, 01:22 AM   #1
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Arrow another question, i warned ya (shift kits)

are they needed at early stages, or even at all for thatr matter, noone ever talks about them.
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Old 07-06-2009, 07:59 AM   #2
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Re: another question, i warned ya (shift kits)

get a tuner SCT x-cal they can retune your shift points and firm it up

here's a post I hijacked about it
Well I bought a SCT SF3 tuner from American Muscle. I chose it because it had more memory and could have 3 default tunes and could carry 3 extra custom tunes.

I got a custom tune after I told them my specs about my car. I also should mention I have an auto with 3.73 gears. Im running 93 octane. The car is a beast now. I did notice a seat of my pants difference in power.
Im sure the tune i got is programmed safer because its mail order, but a custom dyno tune would probabbly get me more power. It feels like the car just got another 20 or 30hp, but in reality I probabbly got 10hp. I am blaming the new shifting patterns and shift firmness settings on that feeling though.

the shift firmness and shift points alone make this purchase worth while even if you leave everything else stock on the computer.

here is the description in text format of shifting....
stock:
vrrrrrrrrrrrrm car loses power to shift VarrrrROOOOOOOOOM car loses power to shift VAAROOOOOOOOM

custom tune:
VAAAAAAAAAAAAAROOOOOOOOOOOMG2FAST2FURIOUSEROOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMSONICBOOOOOOOOOOOOOM

the car kept going faster and faster. and to be totally honest, I couldn't tell when the car was shifting. it was really smooth shifts.

I was always under the impression a firmer shift meant you could feel the car bucking when it shifted to one gear to another. but in reality it felt like my car got a CVT tranmssion or something installed.

Another thing I can do, I dont know if i like this feature or not. From a stand still and with the car in D, if i floor it, i can smoke the rear tires for a bit. its defintely fun but after a while im gonna be hurting to buy new tires
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Re: another question, i warned ya (shift kits)

they really help, you can have a tune setup to make the fluid pressure more in the transmission for firmer shifts, but you can also install a shift kit into the transmission to firm it up~ just be VERY careful as installing them in correctly can mess up the transmission.
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Re: another question, i warned ya (shift kits)

Where'd you get that post from, it's funny as hell.
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Re: another question, i warned ya (shift kits)

by messing with the transmission's valve body you are taking a risk of ruining the transmission if the shift kit is not put in correctly or if the shift kit itself (which consists of a bunch of springs/valves that replace the OEM ones) fail.

I think trans go on 99+ is not a good idea but I had a trans go brand shift kit in my 97 and it worked fine.
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Re: another question, i warned ya (shift kits)

What do you think about those J-mods, I know he doesn't make them anymore. I was always sort of skeptical about them, but a lot of people have used them.
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Re: another question, i warned ya (shift kits)

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Where'd you get that post from, it's funny as hell.
Yeah I'll really loved this part I forgot the site mind has gone to crap since I stopped smokin weed
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vrrrrrrrrrrrrm car loses power to shift VarrrrROOOOOOOOOM car loses power to shift VAAROOOOOOOOM

custom tune:
VAAAAAAAAAAAAAROOOOOOOOOOOMG2FAST2FURIOUSEROOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMSONICBOOOOOOOOOOOOOM
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