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Old 08-13-2004, 08:36   #1 (permalink)
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Shift kit = funnnnn

Installed a shift kit tonight, it's hard to imagine what difference a few bucks spent at tricky dickies can make!

She chirps into second if I give it to her. Damn that felt good when it first happened! Arse end got a bit loose at one point, I like, I like!

Apart from the fun of traction loss, the shifts are much quicker. Instead of the slow factory shift, she does a quick thump and it's done. You can feel it, I love it!

Hopefully tomorrow isn't rained out and we can see what it does to 400 metre times.

A million thanks to 9psiEB, and to anyone considering his kits, go for it!
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Old 08-13-2004, 16:15   #2 (permalink)
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im interested in one of these myself...but i wanna know does it cause any undue wear on the box,say if it chirps into 2nd alot,or with all the fast firm shifts.
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Re: Shift kit = funnnnn

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.
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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.
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Well, it's not going to be in there forever, 5 speed will be in.....one day.
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once you get the 5 speed i'll get the shift kit if your gonna sell it :D if i have the $$$ then
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I wish my shift kit wood chirp into 2nd :( I have ALOT of fun in the wet though especially when it kicks into 2nd!! One minute you're driving straight the next minute your hanging it out sideways!
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yeah my EA wouldnt chirp in the dry, but in the wet, watch out!!
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Re: Shift kit = funnnnn

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.
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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..
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