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Posted: Mon Nov 29, 2004 11:07 am 
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At the risk of seeming stoopid :( ,can you tell me what a shift kit is.What does it do and what are its advantages.BTW its an el 4 speed auto
How much does it cost

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 29, 2004 11:11 am 
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Lol, if only we had old posts from FMv1.0 - was hundreds of threads on the little buggers!!

The basic idea is to get the automatic to shift gears harder and faster, making for better acceleration through the gears.

Used to be done my remachining the valve body, alter the way fluid travelled through the box.

Similar theory for electronically controlled boxes, but now all really done is change the solenoid that regulates line pressure or modify the signal that controls this solenoid. Usually the name of the game is to increase line pressure, make shifts faster and firmer.

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 29, 2004 7:31 pm 
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http://www.shiftkits.com.au/Default.aspx

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 29, 2004 9:20 pm 
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Thanks leszek----very helpful.Are they difficult to fit?

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 29, 2004 9:51 pm 
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Get one!

Just make sure it's off in the wet - I've scared myself once or twice.

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 29, 2004 11:01 pm 
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Bluel wrote:
Thanks leszek----very helpful.Are they difficult to fit?


HAHA... if i was a newbie to the shift-kit scene then I would thank 4.9 EF Futura. As his information should of cleared things up a bit.

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 29, 2004 11:14 pm 
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i bought my electronic shift kit from ebay they r $45.00 and they r always available i took to auto trans specalist to install works really great
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Posted: Tue Nov 30, 2004 12:12 am 
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They aren't that hard to install as long as you can strip and cut wire and solder. Just a little fiddly to do - much like any electrical work in a car.

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 30, 2004 12:18 pm 
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so is there any downsides to the shiftkit? like gearbox wear etc. And does it make much of a difference?

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 30, 2004 1:58 pm 
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neds wrote:
so is there any downsides to the shiftkit? like gearbox wear etc. And does it make much of a difference?


nar the kit is better for the box as there is less slippage between the bands when the box changes gears.

and yes there is a difference! most cars rev out more and chirp 1-2 change

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 30, 2004 2:18 pm 
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does anyone know where the diagrams for them were...cause i wanna put one on our car...

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 30, 2004 2:29 pm 
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does anyone know where the diagrams for them were...cause i wanna put one on our car...


www.mechanicalforums.com has diagrams for the basic kit.

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 30, 2004 5:39 pm 
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nar the kit is better for the box as there is less slippage between the bands when the box changes gears.

and yes there is a difference! most cars rev out more and chirp 1-2 change

I'm doing a shift kit after xmas, after reading what Frank posted, if it revs out more, what happens when you have the Econ/Power switch to Power? would it over rev??
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Posted: Tue Nov 30, 2004 5:47 pm 
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Steve - the increased revs are really just a side effect and are not really noticable. It's fine with pedal to the metal in power mode, no over revving.

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 30, 2004 6:20 pm 
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Question, Frank says that it's better for the box, but what about the diff? Is it worse for the diff?

 

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