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Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 9:44 pm 
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Hey guys, I bought and installed a Fully Adjustable Shiftkit from Shiftkits.com.au. Yess my first real mod :D (besides EL GT Snorkel) and it was pretty easy to install. The hardest part I must say was geting the black plastic cover off the ECU connector.

Now I understand that these babies make ur tranny shift firmer but mine gives a pretty violent kick when changing from 1st to 2nd. It's not so noticable shifting between other gears. This violent kick happens whether I have the knob in fully low or fully high position (although on fully high u can feel it noticably through 2nd-3rd aswell).

My question...is the shifting supposed to be SO firm? It feels really unhealthy and I don't want to be doing any damage to the tranny (rather than good). Also, I read that these kits can affect the rest of your drive train (diff. etc.)...is this the case?

I've left it off for now until I get some reassurance from you guys :-D

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 10:02 pm 
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supposedly it's good for your tranny as you get less slipage but it f**k your diff easy, just don't have it turned on 24/7 and look after the car you should be ok.

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Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 10:18 pm 
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more strain on your diff but tranny should be fine untill your bands start slipping, once that happens TURN IT OFF
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Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 11:08 am 
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the firmer shift is better for ur 'box..the auto has clutches in it, so wen it changes firmer the clutches arent working as much, so theyll last longer...
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Posted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 8:01 am 
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i have had my shift kit turned on 247 for the last 4 years and no probs at all, just make sure you have a auto cooler.
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Posted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 12:02 pm 
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I got a Towbar...and I read somewhere that if u get a Towbar u get two auto coolers. Confirm ?

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 12:25 pm 
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mr_rx7_ wrote:
I got a Towbar...and I read somewhere that if u get a Towbar u get two auto coolers. Confirm ?


Not the right thread but ive got a towbar as well as towing springs in the GL and only have one trans cooler. There is an easy way to find out if you have two.......look :shock:
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