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 Post subject: downshifting v8 auto ute
Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 6:24 pm 
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Will manually downshifting an au v8 auto 1 tonner damage the box :?:

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:16 pm 
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Nope.
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 Post subject: Re: downshifting v8 auto ute
Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:34 pm 
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2 questions, 1.Just to get it straight in my mind without coming across as stupid if I am traveling down hill instead of applying the brakes I can just pop it back a gear to stay within the speed limit no worries, 2. Is fitting a shift kit of any real use or just a recipe for a harder life for the drive train, thanks
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 Post subject: Re: downshifting v8 auto ute
Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:44 pm 
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That's what I do with my BA Pursuit all the time. In fact the BF Super Pursuit I had was a 6spd auto and it would actually downshift itself when going down a hill.
A shift kit is always a good idea. Factory shift schedules are notoriously soft, soft means slow application which allows slip to occur. Harder shifting actually reduces this wear....obviously too hard is not good but that's also uncomfortable.
Talk to 66coupe(Jamie) for an electronic shift kit. Get the adjustable one and you're all set.

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 Post subject: Re: downshifting v8 auto ute
Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:48 pm 
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Thanks Pete, cheers Glen.. PS how do I get in touch with 66coupe
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That's what I do with my BA Pursuit all the time. In fact the BF Super Pursuit I had was a 6spd auto and it would actually downshift itself when going down a hill.
A shift kit is always a good idea. Factory shift schedules are notoriously soft, soft means slow application which allows slip to occur. Harder shifting actually reduces this wear....obviously too hard is not good but that's also uncomfortable.
Talk to 66coupe(Jamie) for an electronic shift kit. Get the adjustable one and you're all set.

Pete.

 

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 Post subject: Re: downshifting v8 auto ute
Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:55 pm 
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gotta luv a v8 wrote:
Thanks Pete, cheers Glen.. PS how do I get in touch with 66coupe
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That's what I do with my BA Pursuit all the time. In fact the BF Super Pursuit I had was a 6spd auto and it would actually downshift itself when going down a hill.
A shift kit is always a good idea. Factory shift schedules are notoriously soft, soft means slow application which allows slip to occur. Harder shifting actually reduces this wear....obviously too hard is not good but that's also uncomfortable.
Talk to 66coupe(Jamie) for an electronic shift kit. Get the adjustable one and you're all set.

Pete.


No wuckers Glen,
Just send a pm to 66coupe.
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Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:13 pm 
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Thanks again Pete, My son has a FG XR6 turbo man 6sp ute hit a pot hole and bent the axle housing, in for repairs and has FG xr6 auto courtesy car, now kicking himself for not getting an auto ute, told him so, cheers Glen.
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gotta luv a v8 wrote:
Thanks Pete, cheers Glen.. PS how do I get in touch with 66coupe
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That's what I do with my BA Pursuit all the time. In fact the BF Super Pursuit I had was a 6spd auto and it would actually downshift itself when going down a hill.
A shift kit is always a good idea. Factory shift schedules are notoriously soft, soft means slow application which allows slip to occur. Harder shifting actually reduces this wear....obviously too hard is not good but that's also uncomfortable.
Talk to 66coupe(Jamie) for an electronic shift kit. Get the adjustable one and you're all set.

Pete.


No wuckers Glen,
Just send a pm to 66coupe.

 

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 Post subject: Re: downshifting v8 auto ute
Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 12:01 pm 
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No worries Glen,
I think he made the right choice. Auto's are boring I reckon, in fact I have a TR6060 conversion for mine...just have to have the time to do it.
Apart from that I actually prefer the calibration of the BTR over the ZF....just a shame they dropped the ball on durability.
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 Post subject: Re: downshifting v8 auto ute
Posted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:41 pm 
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Just an update , got an adjustable shift kit from shiftkits Australia, easy to fit, works brilliantly.
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Thanks again Pete, My son has a FG XR6 turbo man 6sp ute hit a pot hole and bent the axle housing, in for repairs and has FG xr6 auto courtesy car, now kicking himself for not getting an auto ute, told him so, cheers Glen.
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gotta luv a v8 wrote:
Thanks Pete, cheers Glen.. PS how do I get in touch with 66coupe
XR9UTE wrote:
That's what I do with my BA Pursuit all the time. In fact the BF Super Pursuit I had was a 6spd auto and it would actually downshift itself when going down a hill.
A shift kit is always a good idea. Factory shift schedules are notoriously soft, soft means slow application which allows slip to occur. Harder shifting actually reduces this wear....obviously too hard is not good but that's also uncomfortable.
Talk to 66coupe(Jamie) for an electronic shift kit. Get the adjustable one and you're all set.

Pete.


No wuckers Glen,
Just send a pm to 66coupe.

 

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