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Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 10:29 pm 
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I am thinking of knocking up an adjustable shift kit for the au. Should it be on or off (hard shift or soft shift) whilst towing? A lot of the tow is in 100 kmh zones...

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 11:54 pm 
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Well the idea behind the shiftkit is that reducing time between gears means less heat which means less damage to the box. towing would only increase the load and heat that is produced as there is more torque being applied to the box, so in that regard, you're better off turning it on.

Others are of the opinion that a shiftkit is useless in a stock/mildly modded falcon, and will only hurt it (can't remember exactly why).

Either way, if you have a transmission cooler (fitted to all vehicles that came from factory with a tow-pack i believe) then you should be fine.

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 12:52 am 
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my s**t shifter hasn't s**t it self, well almost a year. so far I haven't had any problems with it. especially carrying a s**t load of equipment/material up hills, in traffic & a quick getta away from slow moving s**t drivers.

by the way, its on full time & it feels like s**t when switched off.

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 12:59 am 
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have any of you actually noticed any gain in performance using a shift kit?? I just wanna know if its worth spending the cash :roll:

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 4:53 pm 
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have any of you actually noticed any gain in performance using a shift kit?? I just wanna know if its worth spending the cash :roll:
Yes......& its only $30 dollars or less for parts from JayCar.

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 5:27 pm 
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anyone have a diagram for the au? ive hit a wall.. i cut wire 81, have the resistors, but am now confused :S

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 5:45 pm 
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anyone have a diagram for the au? ive hit a wall.. i cut wire 81, have the resistors, but am now confused :S

 

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 10:41 pm 
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hold up... where did pin 71 come from? is that just a +12v lead?

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 11:30 pm 
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$30? i payed $9.45....
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Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 2:06 am 
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I paid like $5, and $3 of that would have been the switch.

Performance gain? Not entirey certain about an increase in straight line acceleration, i'd say a tiny increase yeah, you can really feel the car lurching forwards when changing gears when you're giving it some.

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Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 7:09 am 
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price goes up if you want a adjustable 10watt 0-5 ohms resistor potentiometer. you can dial in 0 for normal {off} or 1 to 5 for firmness {on}

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 11:07 am 
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slick can you please tell me more about that? is there diffrent wiring?
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Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 11:53 am 
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woooooooo!! ive done it.. its a little rough, but im planning on getting an adjustable potentiometer. thing is, where can i get one from!!! i went to jaycar, and they have one thats 40 ohm, and the smaller ones are all waaaay too high ohmage...

 

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i payed 90c and was enoyed cause it was ment to be 60c

 

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