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Old 05-22-2011, 06:19 AM   #1
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1 to 4 shift

Anyone else having problems with this
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Old 05-22-2011, 06:37 AM   #2
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Yes it sucks. It is when your at 19mph and shift. I now make sure I am over that before I shift. There is a device that you can buy to eliminate this. I think its around $30. I believe its called a skip shift eliminator. I will be getting this week.
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Old 05-22-2011, 06:39 AM   #3
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I don't have any problems with it.

Most people have installed the "Skip Shift Eliminator" or just give it more gas/shift above 2200 rpms (at least 22 % throttle) and/or more than 20 miles-per-hour.

Other than that, it works as it was designed for me.
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Old 05-22-2011, 07:37 AM   #4
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Here is a post from our blog that explains CAGS, aka "Skip Shift". Feel free to shoot me a PM if you have any questions.

CAGS! De-Mystified

Added Aug 28, 2010, Under: Transmission



Lately, we have been getting lots of questions from owners of the new 5th generation Camaro SS who are concerned because they sometimes can’t shift into 2nd and are getting a message on there dash telling them to shift to 4th gear. The good news is there is nothing wrong and this nuisance can be eliminated.

CAGS, or Computer-Aided Gear Selection, is a feature on newer domestic performance vehicles equipped with a six speed manual transmission. The purpose of CAGS is to help avoid the “gas guzzler” tax by improving fuel economy under “normal” driving conditions. CAGS is activated in the 2010-up Camaro SS when:
  • you are in first gear
  • you are using 21% throttle or less
  • you are traveling between 15 & 19 mph
  • and your engine coolant temperature is greater than 169°F (76°C)
When these parameters are met, CAGS overrides the driver and locks out 2nd and 3rd gear, forcing the driver to shift directly from 1st to 4th gear. Many drivers are unwilling to accept this factory installed nuisance. After all, if they wanted a computer to decide what gear they should be in they would have bought an automatic. For those extensively modifying their vehicle, CAGS can be “turned off” by a performance tuner. For the average bolt on car the safest and most economical way to eliminate CAGS is by installing a high quality Skip Shift Eliminator. These units actually trick the computer into thinking it’s still in control but will not allow CAGS to activate and will not trigger trouble codes or the “Service Engine Soon” light.

A quality Skip Shift Eliminator, like the one manufactured by Apex Motorsports, uses OEM weather-proof plugs and is installed in minutes by simply lifting your vehicle, unplugging the CAGS wiring harness from its solenoid (the solenoid is located on the drivers side towards the top of the transmission in the case of the new Camaro), and plugging the Skip Shift Eliminator inline between the harness and solenoid. Just like that, CAGS is gone.
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Old 05-22-2011, 08:05 AM   #5
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Bugs me too. I ordered one from Apex

I double-clutch it when this occurs now and then you can go to 2nd or 3rd. Pain in the ass when creeping through a 90* turn in traffic.
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Old 05-22-2011, 11:12 AM   #6
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yep everyone hates that to the point of on my website I advertise a Delete CAGS and Torque Management package for $75.
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:33 AM   #7
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ebay 10 bucks, 5 min install
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Old 06-04-2011, 02:33 PM   #8
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Shifting below 2200 rpms had never crossed my mind.
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Old 06-30-2011, 11:15 PM   #9
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Shifting below 2200 rpms had never crossed my mind.
I'll second that Motion! LMAO!
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Old 07-11-2011, 10:33 PM   #10
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Shifting below 2200 rpms had never crossed my mind.
true but in:

School Zones (public schools and some private schools ) or slow moving heavy traffic you will see it.

It's summer, so enjoy and be safe.
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