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Posted: Wed May 17, 2006 11:18 pm 
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okay i just recieved my shiftkit and would like some ideas on where i should put the toggle knob and switch?
i have seen them put just in front of the cup holders and it is the most practicle, but i would like it a bit more inconspicious but accesible?

any tips, it's for a EF Gli

 

 

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Posted: Wed May 17, 2006 11:30 pm 
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alot of people put them between the rear demister and electric arial switch... another good idea is near the key barrel but on the dash not stearing colum

 

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Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 12:07 am 
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mine is where the lighter used to be. i dont have the flip face thingo covering my lighter, if you do could be a stealth job.

you dont really need these very accesable tho, your not tunring it on and off all the time.

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Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 12:08 am 
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yeah i will be, as i do a lot of driving with the missus so i will be having it off while normal driving and on from the lights and moving up through traffick

 

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Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 12:09 am 
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I was thinking of making mine activate via a relay instead of a switch, and the relay would activate when the pedal was more than, say, 1/3 down.

That way i could get regular feeling driving when i'm in grandpa mode, and instant chirps when needed at an instants notice, without looking for a switch :)

Just curious, how aggressive are they when changing down?

Do they feel aggressive when they go from 2nd to 1st when pulling up?

And are they frowned apon by insurance?

 

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Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 12:26 am 
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i'm pretty sure the insurance companies don't go looking through your car, well they didn't for mine.

 

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Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 10:07 am 
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Yeah the insurance company might not go looking through your car when they give you the insurance... but my old flat mate had a 300ZX Twin turbo... and didn't mention that it was twin trubo to the insurance... few months after wrote his car off smashin both his legs... insurance company walked away from it...

The moral of the story is make sure you disclose performance mod's to insurance... or else you can end up in a bad situation. Not that i'm hoping that anyone has an accident but it is better to be on the safe side

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How did the install go? Any pic's?
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Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 10:33 am 
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not installed yet, had to wait for the cruise control to rock up and i also have to head down the wreckers to pick up a instument cluster for the extra globe holders, and i have to go past uglybob's to get the xr torsion bar. will post pics of it all later on tonight

 

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Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 10:45 am 
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Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 3:08 pm 
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dont switch it on and unless the car is stopped, i was told that if switched while moving the car can go into limp home mode.

dont worry bout switching off all the time, it really only has an effect if the car is high in the rev range.

i leave mine on in econ mode and get 80km/h at 1300rpm. bit guttless at such low revs tho.

 

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Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 3:42 pm 
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I have my switch on the centre console inline with the drivers seat so if I were to be pulled over (A) its hard to find (B) use the exuse that its a power switch for the UHF.

 

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Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 5:23 pm 
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Well it's all in and the cruise control, only had a bit of a prob with the brakes as when i put the brake sensor in it sucked in some air, and i proceeded to bleed all the brakes and still had fk all on the brake pedal, so i released the sensor got the missus to depress the pedal and voila bubbles, so i kept going until all gone and the pedal was hard again.

and man oh man does that shift go hard!!!!! coming up the hill it chirped into 2nd but i don't have the required power or the guts to stiffen up the changes to chirp on the flat ground.
How hard can you actually set it?
i gave it some schtick and it's fast and i also switched it on and off a few times while driving and had no probs, but when i pulled in the drive i think i could either smell the brakes or the tranny coz somethin was smellin a bit off lol.

 

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Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 5:24 pm 
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Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 5:25 pm 
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doesnt it feel uncomfortable when u adjustin it or flicking the switch as u need to go around the gear stick or is it sweet as?

 

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Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 5:29 pm 
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i tend to as with driving a manual car i make sure i am in the gear i need before going around a corner and i am only using this kit on the straight as i have never found my car changing up gears going around the corner........ lol no it doesn't feel C***, it's actually quite nice.

 

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