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Old 02-12-2007, 09:13 PM   #1
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anyone remember the 1998 Camaro RS with second gear start... a draggers dream button,

Im wondering how if at all possible to run this into the Bonneville..

im thinking that would help with launching..

I remember it was a great option to have in my RS
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the previous gen (pre 97) Grand Prix also has the Second gear start button
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really i had no idea thought it was only the camaro

so im wondering how hard it would be to fit onto the Bonne
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anyone remember the 1998 Camaro RS with second gear start... a draggers dream button,

Hmm...I never heard of this on an automatic transmission, or a button to select it. There'* been a "feature" called "CAGS" on the manual transmission that locked out a gear under certain VSS vs. RPM vs. Traction Control conditions...though the goal of most people was to remove that particular feature for drag racing purposes.

It was done via solenoids in the transmission that blocked the shifter forks...more or less forcing you to skip a gear, which is why is is usually refered to as "skip-shift"
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I wouldn't mind it either. I remember a high school friend'* mom'* 95 GTP had it.
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2nd gear start for bad weather, complete with schematic and part numbers.
http://users.adelphia.net/~bpaskevic...dGearStart.htm
I've never tried this as I have no application, the circuit design is good however.
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ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo PDAD you rock, But do you think it would work.... on the GXP with a locked PCM
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http://www.fbody.com/cgi-bin/v6/read.cgi?msgid=54694#54694
Ick! What a complete waste. You're gonna intentionally make the car start off the line like a real dog? I'm glad the '94 V6 Camaro didn't come with that. Granted, most of the V6 F-Bodies came with 3 series gears in the axle and were a bit on the light side in back, but to actually design a circuit to make the car perform worse? What were they thinking. ( I smell some insurance lobbyist somewhere in this...)

Btw, you have the perfect traction control device built in already..it'* connected to your body just below the right ankle, and your shoe is convieniently wrapped around it.

As far as a drag racing aid...hmmm...if you are having traction problems that bad off the line, time to address the real problem..the contact patch between the tire and the drag strip.
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