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Oldsmobile Aurora, Performance Mods
Feb 19, 2005 (12:55 pm)
Sweet Robert...just sweet!
#229 of 267 Re: Mason-Dixon Dragway [rjs200240]
Feb 26, 2005 (9:54 am)
Wow! How much fun! Question on shift points. My '01 shifts automatically from 1-2 at 5900rpm. I just had the transaxle replaced with a GM Certified, that is supposed to be brand new out of the box with all the updates. It too, shifts at 5900. I tried to manually shift the old unit 1-2 but it overrode me and still shifted at 5900. I haven't tried this on the new unit, thou. Any others do the same//do you know if the shift points can be raised? Though I generally drive conservatively, fun is fun. I hate not getting maximum benefit from that sweet 4.0. And I am jealous (ha ha)that yours shifts at 6400, 6500 manually. Awesome.
#230 of 267 Re: A Miata... [rjs200240]
Feb 26, 2005 (6:39 pm)
Robert, I hope this doesn't sound like a stupid question, but you say you drop the car in 2nd gear when racing. What does this do, and how long do you keep it in second? Do you manually upshift at certain rpm's?
Mar 01, 2005 (6:47 pm)
I put the gear selector in 2 while I am stopped/staging. I just leave it there for the whole run. What it tends to do is signal the PCM that you are serious, and it will snap off faster and firmer shifts. It also seems more willing to hold until the redline in 2. The car will still shift into 3rd gear when you top out of 2nd despite the shifter selection.
However, make sure you put it back into 3 or D before/as you slow down, or it'll jump back down to 2nd gear as soon as you are slow enough that the revs are allowed in 2nd.
Mar 02, 2005 (12:02 am)
And why not 1? I believe you said too much wheel spin? I guess then for us less privileged, 1 would be better?
#233 of 267 You could do that
Mar 02, 2005 (6:42 pm)
But from what I understand, 2 has the desired effect. I suspect putting it in 1 would perform exactly the same way. In either case it starts in 1st and shifts hard and fast at the redline.
On my car, though, 1 interferes with the cupholder... It does take just under 15 seconds to get down there, you might get thirsty during that time.
Mar 02, 2005 (11:20 pm)
yea mine hits the cupholder too. I love engineers lol.
#235 of 267 Re: .. [95mushroom]
Mar 05, 2005 (9:42 pm)
Engineers that don't drink coffee.
#236 of 267 classic redline
Mar 10, 2005 (2:02 am)
Hi all, I have a 98 white diamond classic appx. 54k. Do I need a chip to adjust redline or a software program?
I dont see alot of folks using domestic power products ,are there concerns?
thanx all THRAK44
Mar 10, 2005 (11:47 am)
If you wanted to adjust the redline, yes you'd need something that changed it like a reprogram.