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Old 03-13-2003, 12:05 AM   #1
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Just installed the easiest shift kit ever.
Two minutes to plug it in line with the main wiring harness connection to the 4T65E Trani.

It firms up the shifts by increasing the line pressure from 10-30 psi using an infinitely adjustable dial.
Mild to........ bang screech.
Just have to be careful it just doesn't go bang BANG.

Has anyone else tried one or have any comments
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Will it work for the 4t60e ??
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the 4T65E it totally electronic shift. the only one i have seen so far for the 4T60E is the B&M shift plus+ it is simple too. just T into the vac line going to the modulator on the trans and it has a **** to adjust the amount of vac leak you want.
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Does increasing the pressure in the trans in anyway hurt it?
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And where do you get the kit for the 4t60e, pray-tell?
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Does increasing the pressure in the trans in anyway hurt it?
Alot will depend on the miles. JSeabert looks like he just crapped a tranny......I'd bet if he had modified shift firmness, it would have happened sooner. If your trans is in good shape, and you don't mind the risk, go for it. I'm in the same boat with my Jet Chip. It does the trans, too.
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my hypertech chip did the trans too, it raised the shift points and disables the performance/normal mod in the trans , so it stays in the same mode all the time. the shiftplus made the trans hit harder into gear. you can make one too. it is just a controlled vac leak that is "T" ed off the vac line going to the modulator valve in the trans.
you could use vac line , a "T", and an aquarium valve to do it.
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Your hypertech disabled your shift mode selection? That sucks! The Jet raised the shift points in both modes. Do you know why they did that? It takes the economy option away for you.
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i have no idea why it did that, i think that maybe they made it for trans that doesnt have that option too. so it disables the ones that do. no there is no hesitation at all when it hits a gear. when it hits, it hits like now. no more mushy upshifts. B&M also said not to use their trick shift fluid either. they do not recommend it for any electric shift transmissions.
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my hypertech chip did the trans too, it raised the shift points and disables the performance/normal mod in the trans , so it stays in the same mode all the time. the shiftplus made the trans hit harder into gear. you can make one too. it is just a controlled vac leak that is "T" ed off the vac line going to the modulator valve in the trans.
Got it at the Grand Prix Store - PFYC
$130.

The roads finally dried out yesterday so I experimented with different settings.

All it seems to do is tighten up the shifts. The instructions say that it raises the line pressure from stock settings by 10 to 30 psi depending on the adjustment dial.
In the 4T65-E trani, as the Pressure Control Solenoid Valve Current changes from 1.1 amps to 0 amps, the Line Pressure rises from 50 psi to 230 psi.
In my Service Manual it says that the line pressure can be +/- 40 psi for each corresponding current input, so 30 psi more doesn't seem to be relatively excessive.

It really does firm up both the upshifting and the downshifting.

I started out with a mid point setting. Not bad. During acceleration from a stop it is more firm as it shifts into second. If you're cruising and stomp on it, it downshifts with authority. If you manually drop down to 2nd, there is a pronouned shudder as it downshifts. You can really feel the slop caused by engine movement and all that soft rubber the factory uses to luxo out the ride smoothness.

I next moved it to minimum setting which was less dramatic and not as noticeable firmness.

Then I tried the max setting. It did not bang screech. It did grab the next gear much more firmly but it feels like there is more softness in the rest of the drivetrain that absorbs the impact before allowing the tires to lose traction. I drove over a wet patch and tried it and the tires did spin when shifting into 2nd gear.

I settled on midway between middle and max.....for now.

The reason I invested in this device is more for transmission duribility by minimizing clutch slippage and heat build-up rather than acceleration improvement but it seems to give it a little better driveability snap.

Some people may find the harshness of downshifting a little annoying, particularly at the max setting.

I'll be interested to find out how this module works in conjunction with the upcoming Jet Chip Module.
The Jet Chip is supposed to change shift points and eliminate limiters like that annoying 3rd gear 4000 rpm limitation.

The good news is that it didn't set off any codes.
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