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Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 2:45 pm 
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G'day, im just wondering if shiftkits are legal. I have had one in my car for nearly a year now. I wonder what a cop would do if he sore you taking off from the lights an ya car goes into 2nd with a nice chirp. If your getting a road worthy will they tell you to take it out?

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Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 2:49 pm 
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its not illigal to have 1, but if u chirp the tyres, the cop could possibly try to impound your car.

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 4:03 pm 
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I put mine into a box and made a pedal attachment so that the whole lot sits under my left foot. I push it down like a clutch and it engages the shift kit. As soon as I release it, it turns off again.

I get the best of both worlds (in my humble opinion...)

Flooring it up hills = putting left foot down too...
Unless you're flooring it, the auto trans slides into gear quite nicely without the shift kit speed...


Over here in NZ they only have "sustained loss of traction" laws that I would debate a "chirp" isn't.
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Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 4:07 pm 
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fiend wrote:
I put mine into a box and made a pedal attachment so that the whole lot sits under my left foot. I push it down like a clutch and it engages the shift kit. As soon as I release it, it turns off again.

I get the best of both worlds (in my humble opinion...)

Flooring it up hills = putting left foot down too...
Unless you're flooring it, the auto trans slides into gear quite nicely without the shift kit speed...


Over here in NZ they only have "sustained loss of traction" laws that I would debate a "chirp" isn't.


Ok thats pretty cool, i got a switch under my dash with an adjustable knob to change the presure. If im turning though and it changes into 2nd the back kicks out pretty hard.

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 4:53 pm 
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GeZza200 wrote:
fiend wrote:
I put mine into a box and made a pedal attachment so that the whole lot sits under my left foot. I push it down like a clutch and it engages the shift kit. As soon as I release it, it turns off again.

I get the best of both worlds (in my humble opinion...)

Flooring it up hills = putting left foot down too...
Unless you're flooring it, the auto trans slides into gear quite nicely without the shift kit speed...


Over here in NZ they only have "sustained loss of traction" laws that I would debate a "chirp" isn't.


Ok thats pretty cool, i got a switch under my dash with an adjustable knob to change the presure. If im turning though and it changes into 2nd the back kicks out pretty hard.


yeh, the backs kicking out cause your flooring it, lol.

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:14 pm 
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GeZza200 wrote:
If im turning though and it changes into 2nd the back kicks out pretty hard.


Know how to stop that? Stop accellerating so bloody hard. Not that difficult really is it?
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Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 7:58 am 
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fiendishly self quoting wrote:
I put mine into a box and made a pedal attachment so that the whole lot sits under my left foot. I push it down like a clutch and it engages the shift kit....

GeZza200 of the heavy right boot wrote:
Ok thats pretty cool, i got a switch under my dash with an adjustable knob to change the presure. If im turning though and it changes into 2nd the back kicks out pretty hard.

Either turning at full lock in the wet or applying a little too much right boot huh? Never mind, I quite appreciate your efforts to get the a** end stepping out - it's one of the great things about rear wheel drives.... Motorbikes, 3 wheelers, cars, trucks... How good do they look (and feel) getting a bit sideways under acceleration.

One of the great things to teach young drivers I think. Stick them in a long wheelbase, on a greasy off camber corner and tell them to floor it. "You get the hang of spinning the steering wheel back and forwards quick son, you're starting to make me cup of tea move off the dashboard..."...


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Maybe that helps with the rear end stepping out a bit too? 3.08 LSD? Really? !!
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Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 10:42 am 
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lol yeah i boot it to make it kick out when im going around bends or somthing but in straight line you dont need to put ya foot down much at all to chirp.

are you saying how is my 3.08LSD? its shimmed up and pretty tight so thats how its an lsd. Well it was a locker until i got it backed off a bit

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 12:48 pm 
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my stock BA XR6... sort of stock anyway lol, chirps going into second as well with my shift kit, around corners it steps the back end out as soon as you hit 2nd ;)

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 1:05 pm 
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jaymeister wrote:
my stock BA XR6... sort of stock anyway lol, chirps going into second as well with my shift kit, around corners it steps the back end out as soon as you hit 2nd ;)


Yea it feels good lol, in the wet i turn mine off though because it gets a bit silly.

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 1:13 pm 
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lol talking about in the wet, read my for sale post group buy > shift kits.

I outline the same problem lol

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 10:51 am 
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lol yeah the shift is to hard to have it turned on in the wet. I'm going to calder next time its on (if i have the money) and i will test it with it on and with it off see if there is much difference.

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 1:31 pm 
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jaymeister wrote:
lol talking about in the wet, read my for sale post group buy > shift kits.

I outline the same problem lol

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Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 2:59 pm 
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just a question been looking at these for a while and how hard are these to instal and in nsw any noise made from the tires can be considered reckless driving and hence is illegal. However for just a little chirp you'd have to find a real prick of a cop

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:24 pm 
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howsie wrote:
However for just a little chirp you'd have to find a real prick of a cop


Or Panthers security.. Mate got his Skyline impounded after chirping it over a speed bump in the wet 2 years ago. Security forwarded the tape onto the police.

 

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