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Old 12-17-2012, 05:52 PM   #51
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:56 PM   #52
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The feel of the manual trans in my 2SS, from the factory, was horrible!

I did the following:
1.) Upgraded to a ZR1 clutch
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3.) Tick clutch line
4.) Bleed the clutch line several times
5.) Changed to Royal Purple synthetic trans fluid

Feels like a totally different transmission is in the car. Shifts a lot smother, engages a lot better and just all around better.

I do agree. These kind of issues from the factory are not acceptable.
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:00 AM   #53
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The dealer just doesn't understand. I brought it in and they said that another new ss on the lot did the same thing shifting hard into second. Because of that they sad it was normal. I am not going to bring it back when they think a 40000k car should shift like that and tell me it's normal. The reverse thing was new and that's what made this an easy choice to trade it in. I just want out of this mess period.
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:59 AM   #54
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I test drove a 1LE the other day, and the first thing that came apparent was the gummy/notchy feeling shifter. It did get slightly better towards the end of the drive, but it did make me think is this something i want to deal with? Am i going to have to throw money at it right away to take of this?
I went through this dealing with the AFM on my 10, until i decided that i had to have it tuned or be ticked every time i drive it. Guess i will not be upgrading anytime soon....
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:10 AM   #55
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The dealer just doesn't understand. I brought it in and they said that another new ss on the lot did the same thing shifting hard into second. Because of that they sad it was normal. I am not going to bring it back when they think a 40000k car should shift like that and tell me it's normal. The reverse thing was new and that's what made this an easy choice to trade it in. I just want out of this mess period.
I really would like to look into this for you. Please provide me with your first and last name, address, phone number, VIN, mileage, and involved dealership name.

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Old 12-19-2012, 01:33 AM   #56
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I test drove a 1LE the other day, and the first thing that came apparent was the gummy/notchy feeling shifter. It did get slightly better towards the end of the drive, but it did make me think is this something i want to deal with? Am i going to have to throw money at it right away to take of this?
I went through this dealing with the AFM on my 10, until i decided that i had to have it tuned or be ticked every time i drive it. Guess i will not be upgrading anytime soon....
Mine is not gummy nor notchy. Mine feels great. I was having some trouble switching from Audi to Chevy but I honestly feel like I can shift better in the 1LE now than before.
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:10 AM   #57
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My trany and shifting is effortless. I feel fortunate and at the same time sad for BLKSS1LE, as he missed out on the joy of a great car.
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:36 AM   #58
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I am pretty sure he has or very soon sell the car since another member has bought his zl1 rims.
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:04 AM   #59
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Sorry trying not to hijack the thread here but just out of curiosity... What rpm does the car have to be at so the skip shift doesn't engage? How high do you need to rev to? Very interested to know as I plan on getting a 1LE and I'm quite turned off by this skip shift b.s. I've been driving a manual car for years and I can skip shifts on my own. I don't need my car to tell/force me to! (End rant)
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Old 12-24-2012, 08:42 AM   #60
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Sorry trying not to hijack the thread here but just out of curiosity... What rpm does the car have to be at so the skip shift doesn't engage? How high do you need to rev to? Very interested to know as I plan on getting a 1LE and I'm quite turned off by this skip shift b.s. I've been driving a manual car for years and I can skip shifts on my own. I don't need my car to tell/force me to! (End rant)
I bought the $20 skip shift eliminator, and installed it immeadiately. No problems
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Old 12-24-2012, 09:02 AM   #61
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Sorry trying not to hijack the thread here but just out of curiosity... What rpm does the car have to be at so the skip shift doesn't engage? How high do you need to rev to? Very interested to know as I plan on getting a 1LE and I'm quite turned off by this skip shift b.s. I've been driving a manual car for years and I can skip shifts on my own. I don't need my car to tell/force me to! (End rant)
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:13 AM   #62
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:15 AM   #63
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I bought the $20 skip shift eliminator, and installed it immeadiately. No problems
Yeah looks like I'll probably have to do that. Hope doing that doesn't void the transmission warranty though
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:25 AM   #64
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Yeah looks like I'll probably have to do that. Hope doing that doesn't void the transmission warranty though
Pretty sure it is activated between 15-22 MPH, can't remember the RPM range. Skip shift eliminator definitely will not void any part of your warranty.
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:28 PM   #65
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I don't know the technicals. But find the skip shift triggers when I don't stay in first too long. For example, sitting at a red light the light turns green and you creep out into the intersection in first gear waiting for the cars in front of you to clear and you want to shift into second gear, at that point the blocker comes up and you're forced into the fourth gear. You're going so slowly that the transmission rattles and sounds of metal clank about the bottom of your car. Frustrated you try to press the gas pedal to get out of the way. The traffic from behind is on year rear trying to push you forward into the next lane but you can't go anywhere using your will. Instead you amble at idle across the congested intersection. You're trapped. Paralyzed. Your only recourse is a quick shift into third gear to get a little torque and plow the way to safety.

I hate this and the hill assist.
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:59 PM   #66
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Well for someone like me who will probably be winter driving the vehicle (I'll buy snow tires don't worry) I can see where this is going to be a problem when driving in slick conditions where short shifting and light throttle are necessary. Looks like the best solution will be the skip shift eliminator!
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:10 PM   #67
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Im lucky i dont have any tranny issues,it feels just perfect,yes the hill assist SUCKS!i talked to my dealer and said this thing is going to ruin my clutch.As i back into my garage stopping to make sure i dont hit anything, this stupid ass thing engages and wont let go. They aren't sure if it can be lifted so they are checking on it. The skip shift eliminator from Phastek was so simple,it's a 5 min. fix and it works.I think it was like $20.00
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:17 PM   #68
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Im lucky i dont have any tranny issues,it feels just perfect,yes the hill assist SUCKS!i talked to my dealer and said this thing is going to ruin my clutch.As i back into my garage stopping to make sure i dont hit anything, this stupid ass thing engages and wont let go. They aren't sure if it can be lifted so they are checking on it. The skip shift eliminator from Phastek was so simple,it's a 5 min. fix and it works.I think it was like $20.00
I hope GM removes hill assist for the next model year. Judging by many responses on this site, almost no one has a use for it.
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Old 12-24-2012, 04:37 PM   #70
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I have about 2800 miles on my 1LE. The 2nd to 4th happens at 18 mph. This is my 4th gen 5 and they are all the same. One of my camaros had a hurst shifter from the factory and it was the worst shifting of them all.
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Old 12-25-2012, 01:59 AM   #71
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I don't know the technicals. But find the skip shift triggers when I don't stay in first too long. For example, sitting at a red light the light turns green and you creep out into the intersection in first gear waiting for the cars in front of you to clear and you want to shift into second gear, at that point the blocker comes up and you're forced into the fourth gear. You're going so slowly that the transmission rattles and sounds of metal clank about the bottom of your car. Frustrated you try to press the gas pedal to get out of the way. The traffic from behind is on year rear trying to push you forward into the next lane but you can't go anywhere using your will. Instead you amble at idle across the congested intersection. You're trapped. Paralyzed. Your only recourse is a quick shift into third gear to get a little torque and plow the way to safety.

I hate this and the hill assist.
How about when it doesn't go into second, you wait maybe the time it takes to blip the throttle and re revmatch second. I always did that and the skipshift never bothered me. Takes less than a second to circumvent the skipshift for me.
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Old 12-25-2012, 04:39 AM   #72
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How about when it doesn't go into second, you wait maybe the time it takes to blip the throttle and re revmatch second. I always did that and the skipshift never bothered me. Takes less than a second to circumvent the skipshift for me.
You mean like double-clutch revving (eg: vroooooooooommmmmm vroom)? I'll try that. I've had the indicator come on but the computer not force me to shift to 4th.
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Old 12-25-2012, 06:30 AM   #73
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Both of my SS have had this problem. They way I have resolved the issues with mine was simple. First break in the car. Then change out the clutch/brake fluid and transmission fluid. Now have over 22k and no issues with the 1 to 2 grind. Still slightly notchy but not bad at all.
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:02 AM   #74
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Well for someone like me who will probably be winter driving the vehicle (I'll buy snow tires don't worry) I can see where this is going to be a problem when driving in slick conditions where short shifting and light throttle are necessary. Looks like the best solution will be the skip shift eliminator!
You have enough torque, start off in second when it is cold and traction is at it's minimum. Also after hard driving, Goodridge steel brake lines and Motul 600 fluid change my SS shifts smooth as butter in any condition.
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Both of my SS have had this problem. They way I have resolved the issues with mine was simple. First break in the car. Then change out the clutch/brake fluid and transmission fluid. Now have over 22k and no issues with the 1 to 2 grind. Still slightly notchy but not bad at all.
Did you put in a different type of fluid or the stock fluid?
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