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Old 08-17-2011, 03:36 PM   #1
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Skip shift eliminator worth it?

And if so, where's the best place to get one?
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Old 08-17-2011, 03:39 PM   #2
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Old 08-17-2011, 03:40 PM   #3
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Old 08-17-2011, 03:43 PM   #4
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I bought one but haven't installed it yet. I drive mine like I stole it so I actually don't get the 1-4 shift message very often

For 10 bucks though you can't go wrong
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Old 08-17-2011, 03:45 PM   #5
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I bought one but haven't installed it yet. I drive mine like I stole it so I actually don't get the 1-4 shift message very often

For 10 bucks though you can't go wrong

hahaha hell yea. I'm with you there. I believe the only time I see it is if i'm in a parking lot or something of that sort. Usually the rpms are too high to register it. lol
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Old 08-17-2011, 03:46 PM   #6
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I bought one but haven't installed it yet. I drive mine like I stole it so I actually don't get the 1-4 shift message very often

For 10 bucks though you can't go wrong
I'm with ya. I just hate it if I'm in stop and go traffic or in a parking lot.
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Old 08-17-2011, 03:48 PM   #7
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Old 08-17-2011, 04:01 PM   #8
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Realized I didn't really answer your question. I think the cheapest place to get one is at Apex, take a look in the sponsor classifieds (Transmission/Driveline) he has them listed there with a coupon code that lowers the price and gives free shipping.
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Old 08-17-2011, 04:12 PM   #9
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I quickly became annoyed of the Camaro shifting to 1st - 4th gear. I tried different methods of shifting but it still would shift regardless. So I went with Apex and ordered the Skip shift eliminator from them and haven't had a single problem with it.
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Old 08-17-2011, 04:20 PM   #10
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I hope so, mines in the mail right now. At first I would just avoid it but after a couple of times in traffic of dealing with it and swearing at it , I decided it's cheap and easy enough to just eliminate it.
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Old 08-17-2011, 04:22 PM   #11
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And if so, where's the best place to get one?
YES - it's worth it. People get manual transmissions because they want to determine what gear they drive in. The CAGS (Computer Aided Gear Selection) forces you into the gear that it decides on. I liked my car that much more after I was able to shift without thinking and didn't have to perform a computation in my head to determine if the car was going to shift into 4th.

Google the skip shift eliminator to find one closest to you, or get the lowest price online, live with it for another week, and have the part shipped to you.
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Old 08-17-2011, 04:22 PM   #12
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Old 08-17-2011, 04:28 PM   #13
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Yes, Apex

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Old 08-17-2011, 04:29 PM   #14
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Old 08-17-2011, 07:04 PM   #15
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I've had skip shift eliminator installed on my last 3 cars, worth every penny. Especially when you're taking off slowly in traffic from a light and it prevents you from looking like a fool after getting kicked into 4th gear. Only takes 5-10 minutes to install!
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Old 08-17-2011, 07:16 PM   #16
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Old 08-17-2011, 07:38 PM   #17
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Realized I didn't really answer your question. I think the cheapest place to get one is at Apex, take a look in the sponsor classifieds (Transmission/Driveline) he has them listed there with a coupon code that lowers the price and gives free shipping.
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I quickly became annoyed of the Camaro shifting to 1st - 4th gear. I tried different methods of shifting but it still would shift regardless. So I went with Apex and ordered the Skip shift eliminator from them and haven't had a single problem with it.
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Old 08-17-2011, 08:24 PM   #18
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It is easily the first must do mod. I did learn to live through it by just holding in the clutch until the light went off. But I much prefer to shift to whatever gear I want whenever I want.

And yes, APEX FTW!
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Old 08-17-2011, 08:41 PM   #19
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A definite must-do...keeps the neighbors from complaining when you are leaving for a cruise real early in the morning on weekends. Can go through the low gears in low revs and keep the noise level down...

Apex all the way...great product, price and service.
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Old 08-17-2011, 08:44 PM   #20
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my dad and i both agree that GM is dumb for having a system that locks you out of gears like this. and they also put that ridiculous gear ratio. i know they are trying to avoid the gas tax, but honestly i am sure most people here pay it for better gears only.
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:15 PM   #21
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It is the MUST HAVE first mod. Why avoid it or deal with it messing with you at all the wrong times? Its cheap and takes about 1 minute to install (after you jack up the car).
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:15 PM   #22
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The main question to ask is: how often do you actually hit the skip shift?

I had an eliminator on my C6 Vette and also helped a buddy install one on his CTS-V. We were both hitting the forced 4th gear all the time in those cars. In the Camaro, I've encountered it twice in ~2500 miles. Once in normal driving and once purposely trying to trigger it. The tuning of the skip shift is so less intrusive now that I'm not going to bother with one.
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:22 PM   #23
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I bought one a couple of years ago on eBay but never installed it. I just learned to run first gear out a little longer and it wouldn't force me to go into 4th gear. My wife wants to drive the car but the skip shift kicked in and totally freaked her out as we were crossing a very busy expressway and when the car went into 4th she had no speed to get out of the way quickly.

Now that it's installed I gotta tell you that I should have installed it a long time ago. I don't have to even think about my RPM's. I would highly recommend it. I think I paid like $15 on eBay.

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Old 08-17-2011, 09:35 PM   #24
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:17 PM   #25
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I was gonna say APEX runs them pretty cheap, but I guess everyone beat me to it. For the low cost it's worth it. It doesn't show up often but when it does it's always at the most annoying time possible.
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