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Old 07-24-2002, 06:12   #1 (permalink)
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Question Shift Kits for Auto Boxes

Hi All,

As the topic suggests - who can tell me about these babies - what are the pro's and con's ?

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Old 07-24-2002, 08:34   #2 (permalink)
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What box Steve? You're EL four speed?

I tried to get a full manual shift kit for mine (EF) a few years ago and was told impossible but of course I know better - nothing is impossible just no one had done it yet (at that time). Hopefully there might be some info on doing this now.

You can get a sport shift conversion to suit but it is (was 3 yrs ago) about $2,500. This is a paddle wheel shift type to go up/down a la super tourers style. I'll try to find the URL for it and post.
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ChipTorque sell a paddle type manual shifting setup - not sure of details tho (like whether it's sophisticated enough to do preselects etc.) - sus out their site.

Someone said in another post that putting an AU trans control valve into earlier trannies gives much more positive shifting.
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I have just had my trans redone by BC Automatics over here in Adelaide. They replaced my valve body with a modified AU valve body which shifts without delay even at full revs. My friends ED XR8 auto use to run dead even with me, but after the trans was done, I could easily pull 1 - 1 1/2 car lengths on him each change. The modified valve body was around $500.
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Due to the cost of replacing a buggered transmission, I have always been sceptical when it comes to modification. My plan was to wait until mine goes bang and go wild and replace it with a manual. Now I'm thinking modifying the 4speed. :hrm:

It'd like a 'tighter' shift at full throttle and I wonder weather a shift kit will help. I don't even know how much power and torque this things can handle.
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Yes chiptorque was the site where I saw it a while back but they don't seem to have it now - I went and checked their site for it last night but couldn't find any reference to it - or maybe I was just too blind ...
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EDXR8, was that $500 the cost of the valve body plus installation or just the valve body itself?
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ROFLMAO..

Steeeeeeve..

Oh jeebus!
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$500 for new valve body, modification and installation.
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So how does this go with the new au valve body, compared to the old ed one details please.
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