Fordmods Logo

shift kits wats the verdict 

 

Page 2 of 2 [ 27 posts ] Go to page Previous  1, 2

 
Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 9:21 am 
Stock as a Rock
Offline

Age: 55

Posts: 153

Joined: 6th Dec 2004

Ride: ef gli

Location: Brisbane
QLD, Australia

I've had one on my falcon for a couple of yrs now, gets fair amount of use and only thing that has happenned in that time (which may or may not be attributed to the shift kit) is drive plate bolts (the ones that hold the convertor) started getting loose, but not a big deal - just tightened up again and fine. That was probably 12 months ago now.
So I reckon it's a good thing.

 

_________________

Garthr

Those who say "it can't be done" shouldn't interrupt those who are doing it.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 9:21 am 
Stock as a Rock
Offline

Age: 55

Posts: 153

Joined: 6th Dec 2004

Ride: ef gli

Location: Brisbane
QLD, Australia

I've had one on my falcon for a couple of yrs now, gets fair amount of use and only thing that has happenned in that time (which may or may not be attributed to the shift kit) is drive plate bolts (the ones that hold the convertor) started getting loose, but not a big deal - just tightened up again and fine. That was probably 12 months ago now.
So I reckon it's a good thing.

 

_________________

Garthr

Those who say "it can't be done" shouldn't interrupt those who are doing it.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 10:59 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 35

Posts: 516

Joined: 20th Dec 2004

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: EL Manual

Location: S.E. Melbourne
VIC, Australia

On a stock car = no point.

On a modifed car, almost essential to improve the life of the clutches. Yes it increases wear on the rest of the drivetrain but your making more power anyway so that will do worse damage than the shift kit.

I don't think there are any benefits to acceleration in either case. It's purely a feel/durability thing.

 

_________________

Manual EL Gli.
Mods: Crow Stg3, Chiptorque Dynotune. Lukey Exhaust. DBA slotted rotors, EBC Pads. Whiteline Low Susp. EL GT Swaybars, ROH Envy 17 x235 wheels. Vehicle Datalogger Display V2.0,

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Not sure the point of a shift kit.
Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 4:38 pm 
Fordmods Newbie
Offline

Age: 40

Posts: 16

Joined: 16th Jul 2006

Gallery: 3 images

Ride: EB Fairmont Ghia

Location: Warrimoo
NSW, Australia

I know they're popular on the strip, and with good reason. but when was the last time you saw a ford BTR 4 speed auto on the strip?
Thought so.
They aren't a strong box at all, that's why ford no longer puts them in anything more powerful than a base 6 cyl.
haven't heard of any driveline breakages full stop. box always goes first, shift kit or not.

 

_________________

Fast? maybe. Strong? Definitely!!

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 4:43 pm 
Oompa Loompa
Offline
User avatar

Age: 35

Posts: 35

Joined: 15th Jul 2006

Location: cranbourne
VIC, Australia

<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< a msg from a dumbass when it comes to electrics and autos so how do these shift kits work remember a DUMBASS and can they be fitted to any auto


cheers brett

 

_________________

it may not be a mav but it looks like 1

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 9:33 pm 
Smokin em up
Offline
User avatar

Age: 29

Posts: 246

Joined: 6th Jun 2006

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: EA svo turbo, ef Fairmontl

Location: melbourne
VIC, Australia

AdamN wrote:
If you're that worried about it.. just leave it turned off most the time or fit a transmission cooler.


will a tranny cooler help?? any performance advantages with this? how much am i lookin at for a cooler?

 

_________________

R.I.P George.D.Gogas!!!
4.5.85 - 27.2.05

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 9:41 pm 
ACT Cruise Moderator
Offline
User avatar

Age: 36

Posts: 6275

Joined: 24th Nov 2004

Ride: '06 BF GT-P

Power: 293 rwkw

Location: Canberra
ACT, Australia

heat is a big killer of BTR autos. So any extra cooling is a good idea.

 

_________________

1998 DL LTD in Sparkling Burgundy, daily, 302W, stereo, slow - 97.5rwkw
2006 BF GT-P in Ego, mods. 293rwkw - 12.427@109 - 0-1000m 24.838@221

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 12:10 pm 
Oompa Loompa
Offline

Posts: 33

Joined: 9th Jul 2006

Location: Sydney
NSW, Australia

CAPA is selling a automatic transmission improvement kit for ED-EL for $393 and a heavy duty cooler for $264. Anybody know what the kit does? Sounds too expensive to be a shift kit.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 1:02 pm 
Fordmods Newbie
Offline

Age: 40

Posts: 16

Joined: 16th Jul 2006

Gallery: 3 images

Ride: EB Fairmont Ghia

Location: Warrimoo
NSW, Australia

Don't quote me on it, but I think the v8's came with a bigger cooler, and I'm pretty sure those fitted with the factory H/Duty tow kit had a bigger one again. If I'm right, and you wanna save a quid, duck into your nearest ford wrecker and ask, they'll probably be cheap as...

 

_________________

Fast? maybe. Strong? Definitely!!

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 11:31 pm 
ACT Cruise Moderator
Offline
User avatar

Age: 36

Posts: 6275

Joined: 24th Nov 2004

Ride: '06 BF GT-P

Power: 293 rwkw

Location: Canberra
ACT, Australia

If you want the biggest, get a taxi spec cooler. I've got one.

 

_________________

1998 DL LTD in Sparkling Burgundy, daily, 302W, stereo, slow - 97.5rwkw
2006 BF GT-P in Ego, mods. 293rwkw - 12.427@109 - 0-1000m 24.838@221

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 11:43 pm 
Fordmods Newbie
Offline

Age: 32

Posts: 6

Joined: 19th May 2005

Location: qld
QLD, Australia

Compactcoupe wrote:
Don't quote me on it, but I think the v8's came with a bigger cooler, =cheap as...

thought so, i notice one behind the mesh on mine, atleast i think it is.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Not sure the point of a shift kit.
Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 7:34 pm 
Oompa Loompa
Offline

Age: 43

Posts: 31

Joined: 31st Mar 2005

Location: perth
WA, Australia

Compactcoupe wrote:
I know they're popular on the strip, and with good reason. but when was the last time you saw a ford BTR 4 speed auto on the strip?
Thought so.
They aren't a strong box at all, that's why ford no longer puts them in anything more powerful than a base 6 cyl.
haven't heard of any driveline breakages full stop. box always goes first, shift kit or not.
Ok I have an EL auto (The 1 with out the dip stick ( sucks ) ) I am looking at a re biuld ATM so if I wanted to up gread my auto what will fit. ( I must stay auto. ) :?:
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 2 of 2  [ 27 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 11 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:38 am All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names