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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-24-2005, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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Skip Shift Eliminator

Has anyone purchased this yet from SLP and have any comments about it or do you all M6s like to have that skip shift option?
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I will get one when I know more about it. The 1<4 shifter is terrible, I don't understand how it's supposed to save fuel. If you accelerate slow, 4th gear will dog. So I have to wind up 1st gear which I don't want to do in my neighborhood.
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i have one installed on my 05. bought it from corvette unlimited (or something like that, i don't remember). it was about $14, works fine.
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I put a skip shift defeater on my Z06 about a month after I bought it. They cost about $19 and take about an hour to install, the vast majority of which is getting your car off the ground and back down. This little unit comes with a plug and resistor that plugs right into the line running to the tranny for the solenoid. The PCM sees the same resistance as the solenoid so it doesn't trigger any faults. The PCM still signals a skip shift and you will see the light on the dash, but the signal just goes to the resistor. It also comes with a cover to put over the now usless connection on the tranny to prevent water from corroding the plug in case you want to go back to stock.

A very easy and worthwhile mod.
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does anyone know if the skip shift eliminators will void the warranty for the tranny (or anything else) ?
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does anyone know if the skip shift eliminators will void the warranty for the tranny (or anything else) ?
just saw where they are not for pollution controlled vehicles so i guess that answers that.
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Quick and Easy Fix...

I have the 1>4 skip shift eliminator from SLP, and it puts you back in control of your own shift points (you will still see the 1>4 light come on though). The install is extremelly easy and can be done during your next oil change (if you change your own oil). Once the eliminator is installed, it is just that easy to remove it. I will assume that most dealers will find a way to avoid absorbing the cost of high end repairs...so an easy fix is to remove the eliminator prior to taking the car to the dealer should you have any problems with your tranny.
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All you need for this is a 2200 ohm resistor (.99 at Radio Shack for a pack of five). Unplug the cable from the skip shift solenoid on the tranny, and then plug the resistor into the end of the cable. Then, seal up the cable end and solenoid connector to keep out the elements. This is detailed with pictures on LS1.COM in the mods section. Takes about 10 minutes. This mod is an absolute MUST DO in my opinion. Regardless if you take the cheap do it yourself route, or pay the extra money for the aftermarket version. 1 to 4 shifting is ridiculous.

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how could it void the warranty? it's for fuel efficiency only. it changes nothing with respect to the engine, emissions, or the transmission.
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