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Old 07-28-2011, 08:48 PM   #851
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Just curious as to what made your decision to go with this setup instead of a built 4l80e auto with a trans brake if you ever decide to run it at the track? I just took my manual out and am swapping to a built 4l80e with a trans brake. Not saying it is bad but just curious as to how you made your decision as I loved driving a manual but for my setup the auto setup was best for me. Sweet ride by the way. You will love the LSX 427, it is a true beast and absolutely insane with alot of boost.
One of the cars Owen did (Madd600) has the same tranny w/ a controller that does all the shifting so it's fully automatic. Russ has the option to do this also.
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Old 07-28-2011, 10:58 PM   #852
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The shift pattern goes like this (If I remember right)

P
N
R
6th
5th
4th
3rd
2nd
1st

So from park you pull back twice to Reverse... then you ratchet back 6 times to get to 1st... no need to count because you feel the 7th pull is stopped.

Then just ratchet forward one at a time as you go up in gears and pull back to downshift... (No mercy you push or pull and it goes) Once you get to 6th it won't push forward until you push the red lever forward. So if you pull up and stop in 3rd gear you would have to push forward twice and then flip the lever to tap back up to park.

Hope I got all that right... as you can see I'm pretty excited about Russ's new toy also...
Corrections (only 4 gears):

P
Space
R
N
4th
3rd
2nd
1st

You can go into neutral from 4th gear, but you have to use the release to go into reverse.

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So you can't accidentally go from 6th at 80 mph into reverse?
Exactly...it's for safety. Since this transmission is completely manual, you could also technically start it in 1st. To prevent this, Owen set it up so it won't give me the key back unless the car is in park or neutral.

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How natural does it feel to shift? Do you think it shifts faster than the stock auto tranny?
The shift feels great, and took me about 5 minutes to get used to. The shift is instantaneous.

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I guess I want to know all the advantages (and disadvantages) of this new tranny.
I really wanted a manual car originally, but didn't want to have to ride a clutch every day in traffic. This gives me the fun of shifting without it. I can stay in boost through every gear, and it should handle all the power I throw at it.

I also figure it will be a good theft deterrent, since they probably won't know how to drive it. If it ever comes up stolen I'll just send the cops to Mlee's house.

The only disadvantages would be shifting (if you don't like that), and no more valet parking.

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Very natural shifting (I had to think about it, but I'm sure it's 2nd nature to Russ by now)... and it's way faster than the stock tranny. I think his is wired or will be wired to display the gear in the DIC like w/ paddle shifters.

Owen explained it to me this way... it's like lining up 6 gears on a rod.. then slide them all the way to the rear and just slapping one right up next to the other... one at a time. Very smooth shifting too.
Shifting is very natural after a few minutes. My car doesn't show me which gear I'm in, but it will tell me when I'm in reverse.

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Manumatics are so cool - very nice Russ !!

Just don't forget to put it in first when you come up to the light. Also, I assume the converter can't lock in the lower gears.

A blast to drive. Nice.
It will actually roll in 2nd, but it obviously bogs and let's you know to shift back down.

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The Thumb button is set to lock the converter. I think it will lock in lower gears..(could be wrong) Also notice the switch by the cup holder... that's a converter lock for the highway.
What he said.

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Just curious as to what made your decision to go with this setup instead of a built 4l80e auto with a trans brake if you ever decide to run it at the track? I just took my manual out and am swapping to a built 4l80e with a trans brake. Not saying it is bad but just curious as to how you made your decision as I loved driving a manual but for my setup the auto setup was best for me. Sweet ride by the way. You will love the LSX 427, it is a true beast and absolutely insane with alot of boost.
I will be running it down the track, but have decided to wait until the 427 goes in. I really love shifting, and will enjoy the challenge.

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One of the cars Owen did (Madd600) has the same tranny w/ a controller that does all the shifting so it's fully automatic. Russ has the option to do this also.
Correct...just chose not to.
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Old 07-29-2011, 09:05 AM   #853
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Bout time you showed up... I was having a field day in your thread...
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Old 07-29-2011, 09:52 AM   #854
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You have convinced me to get this set up for my car I actually just found one I can't wait to get it in man. Sorry if I am stealing your idea I just wanna have fun lol
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Old 07-29-2011, 09:56 AM   #855
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You have convinced me to get this set up for my car I actually just found one I can't wait to get it in man. Sorry if I am stealing your idea I just wanna have fun lol
Not stealing at all...you'll love it!
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Old 07-29-2011, 10:26 AM   #856
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Russ, your car gets better each time I view this thread. I am interested to see your times when you perfect this tranny.
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Old 07-29-2011, 08:45 PM   #857
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I gotta see detailed video of this setup in actiongreen with envy
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Old 07-31-2011, 10:45 AM   #858
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The only negative is no valet, but i prefer to park it up front myself anyway!


VIDEO! VIDEO! VIDEO!

You gotta, you just gotta!
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Old 07-31-2011, 12:20 PM   #859
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The only negative is no valet, but i prefer to park it up front myself anyway!


VIDEO! VIDEO! VIDEO!

You gotta, you just gotta!
LMAO.. I tried to get him to do a video last night but he had too many Margaritas...
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Old 07-31-2011, 06:31 PM   #860
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OK. I shot a quick video today. I'll post it up when I get home later tonight.
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Old 07-31-2011, 06:36 PM   #861
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(You knew that was coming.)
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Old 07-31-2011, 07:06 PM   #862
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Beat me to it... LMAO...
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Old 07-31-2011, 07:27 PM   #863
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Beat me to it... LMAO...
Hey, this is fun 'cause it's now on your thread...lol

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Old 07-31-2011, 08:07 PM   #864
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Hey, this is fun 'cause it's now on your thread...lol
LOL... no doubt you have the largest collection of these...
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Old 07-31-2011, 08:13 PM   #865
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LOL... no doubt you have the largest collection of these...
Bambi and I are particularly fond of the popcorn in speedster's thread.
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Old 07-31-2011, 09:08 PM   #866
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Bambi and I are particularly fond of the popcorn in speedster's thread.
I had to go to rehab after my Speedster popcorn overdose.
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Old 07-31-2011, 09:22 PM   #867
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Here's the video guys.

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Old 07-31-2011, 09:38 PM   #868
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I want one. I want one. I want one.
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Old 07-31-2011, 09:38 PM   #869
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[QUOTE=Dangeruss;3548251]Here's the video guys.

QUOTE]Very Cool Russ,

I hope I dont have to end up with one, but it's a relief to know I have options if I need them in light of recent events...
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Old 07-31-2011, 09:44 PM   #870
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That looks like fun to drive. I think I might have to put that on my "To Do" list. I'd love to go for a ride in it sometime to see how it feels.
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Old 07-31-2011, 11:33 PM   #871
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That looks like fun to drive. I think I might have to put that on my "To Do" list. I'd love to go for a ride in it sometime to see how it feels.
Emma...bring that beast of yours down to the Camaro Nationals in October and I'll take you for a spin.
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Here's the video guys.

QUOTE]Very Cool Russ,

I hope I dont have to end up with one, but it's a relief to know I have options if I need them in light of recent events...
Truth. Problem resolved.
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Old 08-01-2011, 01:38 AM   #873
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That's an awesome tranny Russ. Looks like fun.
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Looks like too much fun now I want one of those too, between you the speedster and Brandi my car will never be done seeng all the cool upgrades you guys keep adding to your whips.
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No doubt that shift is instant! What does the converter lock do? Can you still shift when it's locked? I don't understand the "lock"
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