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Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 7:49 am 
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Haha awsome, for $135 I might think about investing in one of em.

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 1:39 pm 
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smiley235 wrote:
yeh, the facts do speak for themselves :(. I suppose it wouldn't hurt to only have it on once in a while when you feel like it. On their website, they claim it prolongs transmission life but who knows.


Yeah which i find quite amusing.

It would be like me saying that if I drop the clutch all the time in my manual falcon it will last longer, which is true because the clutch wont be slipping and will wear less. What does it do for the rest of the gearbox though?

Same story with the shift kits. The higher line pressure means that the bands and clutches activate faster which means less slip/heat, but you’re putting a jolt through the gearbox – basically creating a torque spike. So any part of the gearbox which is on its way out is going to get a helping hand.

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 5:00 pm 
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how much postage aprox to shiup to melbourne??? easy to install at home with little experience or proffesional install a must???

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 5:01 pm 
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AFAIK, very simple to install, unless your retarded, should't have any problems.

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 5:03 pm 
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just email them about the shiping, im not to sure, should be the same? $15... i payed an autoelectrician to mount it nice for me for $50. im happy =]]

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 5:06 pm 
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i thought it was proven that shift kits prolong the life of a tranny!!! or is that just non elec kits?

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 5:08 pm 
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smiley235 wrote:
AFAIK, very simple to install, unless your retarded, should't have any problems.


damn looks like im paying for my install!!! lol

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 5:10 pm 
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haha, my gearbox is so stuffed anyway i dont need one of these

it used to chirp in the dry between 1st and 2nd. i then got ir serviced and S5 replaced.

Still gives you a good jolt in the back but no chirps.

its funny how you guys are trying to get this rough feel and all i want to do is to get rid of it!

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 3:30 am 
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awesome install!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 7:16 pm 
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I made my own shift kit and installed it last weekend... It works well... (Chirps the tyres from 1st to 2nd with my foot to the floor)..
Although... When I flick the shift kit switch to the off position, it still shifts firmer than normal for a while afterwards, like the line pressure hasn't completely died down or something... It will eventually go back to normal. I also noticed while the shift kit is turned on, sometimes I'll hear the sound of a slipping belt on gear changes.. (scary stuff).. I think I'll only use this for drags and what-not...

My conclusion... these kits are over rated...
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Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 10:35 pm 
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i just orderd the stage 1 from www.shiftkits.com for the xr6, should be good.
single spinner + stockiez + shiftkits =lots of fun
does any one now how long it takes to recive it?

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 11:23 pm 
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2-3 days from when they recieve the money

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2006 11:53 pm 
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SlammedEL wrote:
I made my own shift kit and installed it last weekend... It works well... (Chirps the tyres from 1st to 2nd with my foot to the floor)..
Although... When I flick the shift kit switch to the off position, it still shifts firmer than normal for a while afterwards, like the line pressure hasn't completely died down or something... It will eventually go back to normal. I also noticed while the shift kit is turned on, sometimes I'll hear the sound of a slipping belt on gear changes.. (scary stuff).. I think I'll only use this for drags and what-not...

My conclusion... these kits are over rated...


My stage 1 kit from shiftkits.com works different to your homemade job. As soon as i switch it off the shifts go back to normal. It has increased my shift points to the rev limiter. Getting 10km/hr faster out of each gear.

Don't hear any funny noises. It actually shifts better with the kit on then before in power mode, especially driving around town(my opinion anyway). Nice quick shift(not even hard) and instantly your in the next gear, brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2006 1:17 am 
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so is it true that would prolong your transmission life and/or clutches etc, surely its a load of crock...

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2006 8:17 am 
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haha I just ordered the Fully adjustable one also, ive wanted one for a while now.

 

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