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Old 09-18-2012, 08:07 AM   #1
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Skip shift

Would it hurt the engine or transmission to skip shift from 1 to 4 gear.
I just did it and you see a big increase in mpg about 4 to 5 to be exact.
I know some GM cars like the corvette and camaro have them to avoid the gas tax.
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Old 09-18-2012, 08:23 AM   #2
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Re: Skip shift

Drive slow enough and the trans will do it for you already, via the skip-shift solenoid. Short answer is no, you can select any gear you want, in any order you want. I often go 1-3-5 on my 3.73 car around town.
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Old 09-18-2012, 08:24 AM   #3
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Re: Skip shift

I believe the mustang does have a skip-shift feature from factory (I've heard some say that Ford removed it for MY2013? Not sure though...). It generally gets disabled with a tune, though.
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Re: Skip shift

I don't ever get forced into the 1-4 skip on my '13. I do the 1-3-5 skip myself when putting around town. I think if anything that helps reduce wear since I'm rowing less--both on the trans and my clutch leg.
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Re: Skip shift

I used to get the skip shift alot on my '11 GT. I don't believe my '13 GT/CS has it anymore because it hasn't happened to me once.
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I used to get the skip shift alot on my '11 GT. I don't believe my '13 GT/CS has it anymore because it hasn't happened to me once.
No, no Skip Shift in 13s.
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:55 PM   #7
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My 12 flashes a message to shift from 1 to 4 to save gas.
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My 12 flashes a message to shift from 1 to 4 to save gas.
Tell her we dont need no stinking skip shift.
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