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Old August 17th, 2020, 05:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Slow gear shifts

so I have a 4g GS 4spd and I always drive in slap shift, but on the down shift there is such a delay between gears that its sometimes very dangerous to slow down when im coming from 3rd into 1st. Is there a way I can speed up that gear change without switching to a new trans? Iv driven many other cars with slap shift and this car is especially slow to shift.
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Why r u using slap shift all the time?
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Why r u using slap shift all the time?
Should I not be?
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Why r u using slap shift all the time?
Should I not be?
Idk why u would be, the trans should actually last longer using the regular Drive automatic mode because it tries to shift more smoothly and is more gentle on the clutches inside

Actually if u get the Fastworks tune, I never find a reason to use slap shift anymore
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Fastworks lets you adjust the shift angle, so it adjusts shift firmness and times. In triptronic mode, it has to go through every gear fully, and can't skip anything. So it should be slower to go across multiple gears, as that's not its purpose. It's purely for performance driving, and causes more wear on the trans.


If it's very slow with a tune and in drive, your trans may be messed up from years of neglect. Eg, a decade on the stock fluid. It could also be something simple like poor grounding causing slow solenoids
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Fastworks lets you adjust the shift angle, so it adjusts shift firmness and times. In triptronic mode, it has to go through every gear fully, and can't skip anything. So it should be slower to go across multiple gears, as that's not its purpose. It's purely for performance driving, and causes more wear on the trans.


If it's very slow with a tune and in drive, your trans may be messed up from years of neglect. Eg, a decade on the stock fluid. It could also be something simple like poor grounding causing slow solenoids
So a fast works tune with automatic shifting would actually be faster than triptronic? Interesting. Just as a random question how much would the stock 6spd cost and how hard is the swap? I know I would have to do a little custom fab and create mounting points for the clutch. The owner before this car neglected the fuck out of it and im suffering because of it. Iv been spending day after day correcting mistakes and giving the car the tlc it deserves. I dont know everything about cars but I'm not an idiot lol. I know what a car needs to be able last long.
Iv never had a problem with tiptronic, and iv learned the car pretty well, I know when not to shift too early or too late, I rarely ever get close to red line. (Last time I did I was trying to race my buddy) I dont understand why it would be bad though, could I get a better explanation? If there was a problem with that mode wouldn't there be a warning in the user manual as well?

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Fastworks lets you adjust the shift angle, so it adjusts shift firmness and times. In triptronic mode, it has to go through every gear fully, and can't skip anything. So it should be slower to go across multiple gears, as that's not its purpose. It's purely for performance driving, and causes more wear on the trans.


If it's very slow with a tune and in drive, your trans may be messed up from years of neglect. Eg, a decade on the stock fluid. It could also be something simple like poor grounding causing slow solenoids
So a fast works tune with automatic shifting would actually be faster than triptronic? Interesting. Just as a random question how much would the stock 6spd cost and how hard is the swap? I know I would have to do a little custom fab and create mounting points for the clutch. The owner before this car neglected the fuck out of it and im suffering because of it. Iv been spending day after day correcting mistakes and giving the car the tlc it deserves. I dont know everything about cars but I'm not an idiot lol. I know what a car needs to be able last long.
I found the tranny and they run anywhere from 1,000 to 2,000 bucks. That's fine. Its more a less can i do it fairly simple and not have to spend too much over what the transmission costs?

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