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 Post subject: Electronic Shift Kits
Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:44 pm 
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hey guys, im just wondering if the electronic shift kits are actually any good?

i did some reading and found you can change your shifts by one of two ways, Doing it mechanically (changing some stuff in the clutch) or electronically. If so is there a way to turn these things off and on? i dont really want to be snapping gears at 4am on my way to work after just waking up lol.

And also where can i get them from? are they easy to DIY?

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 Post subject: Re: Electronic Shift Kits
Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:05 pm 
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You can get these on ebay. Theres a guy who does a variable one (hiphop 48) if you have any questions ask him. Very helpful bloke. Cheers Shaun.
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 Post subject: Re: Electronic Shift Kits
Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:44 pm 
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a shift kit increases shift speed, thats all..

you can get a electronic shiftkit (www.shiftkits.com.au)

or you can make one
gearbox-suspension-brake-driveline-f4/shift-kit-do-it-yourself-t2378.html?hilit=home%20made%20shift%20kit

a mechanical shift kit isnt very popular in falcons, more so on holdens...

although people say this is a good thing and can prolong the life of your gear box, ill argue and say its more a fun factor, for the same price you can get a tranny cooler + installed..

my 2c worth..


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 Post subject: Re: Electronic Shift Kits
Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:30 pm 
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I got a stage 2 shift kit from shiftkits.com.au and yeah top quality product, works great. Had it for about 3yrs and goes great. Instructions come with the kit etc, easy to hook up.....

Although since fitting a 6DJA fairmont GHIA(TICKFORD ECU) matched with a XR6 300KPA regulator I don't use it any more. The auto shifts with this ecu are about half way between standard and the shift kit, so it feels really good and smooth.................BTW fairmonts run a 3.23diff ratio where your GLI would be a 3.08 ratio so you might experience different results to me...(Gears will change fairly early)..

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 Post subject: Re: Electronic Shift Kits
Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:33 pm 
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4dlvr wrote:
a shift kit increases shift speed, thats all..

you can get a electronic shiftkit (http://www.shiftkits.com.au)

or you can make one
gearbox-suspension-brake-driveline-f4/shift-kit-do-it-yourself-t2378.html?hilit=home%20made%20shift%20kit

a mechanical shift kit isnt very popular in falcons, more so on holdens...

although people say this is a good thing and can prolong the life of your gear box, ill argue and say its more a fun factor, for the same price you can get a tranny cooler + installed..

my 2c worth..


cheers


Cheers for the info mate. i was looking at the DIY shiftkits in the thread that 4Dlvr Posted, Very interesting and seems very simple to do, but i like the idea of having it adjustable, so i might just buy one from shiftkits.com.au. $115 is nothing really for a tidy product
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 Post subject: Re: Electronic Shift Kits
Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:37 pm 
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looking at the install guide on shiftkits.com.au they put the switch and adjuster in the glove box, i dunno bout you guys buy i dont really wanna reach into the glove box to change it and turn it off and on seeing as i usually have a whole lot a junk in there lol. do you think it would be easy to hook the on/off switch above my rear demister button, and have the adjuster in my center console??
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 Post subject: Re: Electronic Shift Kits
Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:01 pm 
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lowie57 wrote:
looking at the install guide on shiftkits.com.au they put the switch and adjuster in the glove box, i dunno bout you guys buy i dont really wanna reach into the glove box to change it and turn it off and on seeing as i usually have a whole lot a junk in there lol. do you think it would be easy to hook the on/off switch above my rear demister button, and have the adjuster in my center console??



The switch comes with a fair bit of cable, I mounted mine just above the ciggy lighter...........

 

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 Post subject: Re: Electronic Shift Kits
Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:16 pm 
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i just ordered a BTR Adjustable Shift Kit $115. Cant wait till it gets dropped off at my door =]
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 Post subject: Re: Electronic Shift Kits
Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:25 pm 
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Coulda done it yourself for $30, but thats ok.
ford-4l-and-6-cylinder-f1/shift-kit-info-compiled-t84386.html

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 Post subject: Re: Electronic Shift Kits
Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 1:12 pm 
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hey thats alright, im not the brightest person when it comes to electronics, id rather pay a bit more and know its going to work properly and a bit more professional.
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Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 3:05 pm 
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lowie57 wrote:
hey thats alright, im not the brightest person when it comes to electronics, id rather pay a bit more and know its going to work properly and a bit more professional.

Can you please post up the info they send with the pins to solder it onto or PM it to me, so I can confirm the ECU pinouts I already have.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Electronic Shift Kits
Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:13 pm 
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93_eb_fairmont wrote:
lowie57 wrote:
hey thats alright, im not the brightest person when it comes to electronics, id rather pay a bit more and know its going to work properly and a bit more professional.

Can you please post up the info they send with the pins to solder it onto or PM it to me, so I can confirm the ECU pinouts I already have.



Here is the install guide they have on thier website
http://www.shiftkits.com.au/TechPages/S ... lation.pdf

shows you exactly how to wire it up
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 Post subject: Re: Electronic Shift Kits
Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:47 pm 
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uniacidz wrote:
I installed mine on the drivers side of the dash, closest to the radio shroud but right underneath. Kinda like where you find a kill switch.

I wanted to be able to access it and turn on/off when i wanted to or adjust if needed (adjustable)

Its out of harms way, out of view yet accessible.


do you think you could post a pic up of where you put it? cheers
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 Post subject: Re: Electronic Shift Kits
Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 12:17 pm 
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looks pretty good mate. ill have to have a look around in my car to see if i can do similar thing (as its an EL).

Were the switches easy to mount? any special way of doing that?
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 Post subject: Re: Electronic Shift Kits
Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:22 pm 
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sweet as. when i get it and install it ill post a reply back on here =]
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