ive heard different things. some say yes if you leave it on constantly it'll wear it out. and others say its actually better for the box cos theres less time on the frictions. but the consensus is, is you just turn it on for the quarter and traffic light grand prix's then you box will be fine, even without a transcooler.
ill be purchasing one of these kits very soon and im glad to hear about the positive results chicken.
E-Series Represent! Since 2004 1993 ED Falcon XR6 - Dynamic White
Lukey Extractors, Mandrel Bent 2.5" Exhaust w/ High Flow Cat & 2 Hotdogs, Kings Springs Super Lows, KYB Short Throw Shocks, DBA Slotted Rotors [F], RDA Standard Rotors [R], Bendix Advance Pads, K&N Panel Filter
it is better for the box because quicker shifts = less heat generated, but there have been a couple of people who's S5 solenoid has packed up after using these shift kits. In thoses cases the solenoid may have already been on it's way out, but I think the shift kit does wear them out quicker.
Mine used to chirp 2nd in the dry on occasions, and sometimes kick the back out going into third in the wet (second was good fun if no-one was in the lane next to you).
My S5 died a few months after i fitted the shift kit, although I was one of the very first people to try it, and used the old wiring method that took a power feed from a wire that was already powering something else in the trans. The newer instructions have a different way of wiring it,a nd I haven't heard of anyone using the new wiring method have trans problems.
95 EF Fairmont 5.0 - Heritage Green - 4 Speed auto with AU S5 - 3.23LSD - 17x8" LWT Wheels - King Superlows - 76mm Cobra MAF - 65mm throttle - BPT Underdrive Pulley Kit - 3" Mandrel-bent Lukey exhaust - Tinted Windows - MP3 CD player - White faced dials.
Im still a bit worried about those shift kits, i have had several people say to me unless you drive you car hard all the time the shift kit puts alot of wear and tear on the gearbox. One mate told me his gearbox blew a few months after putting one on in his XF.
But if your driving normally say 80% of the time then thats alot of pressure being put on the gearbox.
Im still not sure whether to put one on my Xr6 or not!
Just thought i would add my 2 cents..
1995 EF XR6-124.6 rwkw! Full Alpine audio system, minor engine modifications.
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