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Old 10-21-2003, 01:01 PM   #1
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just a short question........i have a 90 sse and i was wondering.... to get quicker acceleration, is it possible to shift manually through each gear (1,2, d, Od) without breaking anything? i figured its better to ask than to blow a tranny. lol im new to driving so please dont tease me too badly !
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Dont do it ... its hard for your tranny to take it... And Welcome to the Club!? ONTARIO ALERT
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thanks a lot! i though it sounded like a good idea at the time lol i guess i know better now
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Agreed, esp on an older tranny. Your 90 SSE needs to be kept up with a lot of TLC, so let the tranny gearing determine is own shifting, you'll be better off and it will maintain the transmission so you can keep enjoying the car.

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i want this car to last till im done college so ill take it easy....at least until i can afford an SSEi......
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I did that manual shift on my first 2 transmissions.

I think the above statement is self explanitory.
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I did that at the track to see if it was any faster. I think it was .01-.02 faster. So it really not even worth doing.
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so the only real disadvantage of an auto transmission is that they are lazy off the line?
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If you want quicker shifts just get a shift kit.
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the only reason for shifting an auto trans man. is if you want it to shift at a higher RPM thhen it already shifts at.in performance mode , mine shifts at 5500 RPM when i floor it. next time at the track, im going to shift it man. because i want to raise my shift points to 5700-5800 RPM. " if anyone tries this with a series 1 motor, please make sure you upgrade your valve springs first. " the valve springs is the big limiter to our redline.
our stock springs are only 74# @ 1.750". i replaced mine with small block chevy springs that are 110# @ 1.750". a tech at lunati said that with that upgrade, i should have no problem going to 6000 RPM'*
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