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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-23-03, 01:58 PM Thread Starter
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AU XR8 shift kit question

Hey was wondering what the shifts are like if you put a shift kit into a au xr8 auto.
Sure is will make it change harder. But is it a pain to live with in a daily driver.
I like beening able to have super smooth shifts when just cruising, but would like a meaner shift when I'm into it. Is this possible.

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Re: AU XR8 shift kit question

Talk to 9PSI EB as he makes switchable shift kits.

or just go to http://www.mechanicalforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=4

I have one of these in mine and i found that i can get it to slightly chirp gears on the 1 - 2 change, it depends...it doesnt do it always. It is streetable, but if you like smooth shifts all you have to do is turn it off.

Its good because it gives the same results as a proper shift kit but at only a fraction of the price!

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Re: AU XR8 shift kit question

thought id throw my 2 cents in seeing that 1. i have an AU (although not XR8) and 2. i actually have one of 9psi_EBs shift kits fitted

i find it too harsh on down shifts but find it great when it shifts up, i have the switchable on/off kit fitted so just turn it off before it needs to downshift, just leaving it on whenever i wanna push it a bit

in this case it is best to have the switch close by so you can easily turn it on and off, ive got the shift buttons on my T-series style momo wheel so am gonna connect those up to this to make it nice and easy

so in other words, it is too harsh on downshifts so i usually leave it off, just using it when i wanna go for a bit of a fang as it makes the upshifts GREAT.

hope this helps

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Re: AU XR8 shift kit question

Sweet I will look into it then
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Re: AU XR8 shift kit question

sylox: I've got a AU2 XR8 with that same kit fitted. read my post on mechanical forums for all the information you need(see below for link. AU2 XR8 Specific). Personally i dont have my auto chirping gears (i dont like it), but i used a 3.3ohm resister as stated in that thread.

PM me if you have any questions

http://www.mechanicalforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=97

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