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I followed the instructions from LS1.com, and the entire process took about 15mins, which included unpacking and setting up my hydraulic floor jack, which was previously unused.

It works perfectly, and the pack of 5 x 2200ohm, 0.5W resistors was only $0.99 at Radio Shack. Much better than even the $15 CAGS Eliminator that I saw on one website - I saw one for $60 on another site! That one must add 3 rwhp.

I am sooo happy that thing is gone.
 

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Hey - glad to meet a fellow Austinite here on the forum! I got mine at Champion Autoplex on 183 & Lamar. Did the Internet special with their Internet sales guy, (Jay), and it was all very easy. They brought it in from Louisiana since there wasn't one in my combo available locally. They drove it back instead of flat-bedding it, which has pros and cons. Cons are that it had 500miles on it when I took possession, pros, it was already broken-in and the miles don't count against my lease.

I've got 4 spare 2200ohm resistors if you want to save $0.99. Also have a hydraulic floor jack which made things easy. I'm over in the Westlake area.

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Jonty
 

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You could have got have saved the time and money and used it toward a customer tune, Superchip, or Predator and got the CAGS eliminated and more HP from the better tuning.
 

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Hi Jonty,
I'm up in Anderson Mill. I too purchased my car from Champion. They did right by me. I got mine just before Christmas. Did my first oil change tonight. The skid plate was easy to deal with by leaving one of the four bolts in, but loose. Just rotated it out of the way. It would be neat if we could get the local Goat owners together sometime.
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Jim
 

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You could have got have saved the time and money and used it toward a customer tune, Superchip, or Predator and got the CAGS eliminated and more HP from the better tuning.
You mean I could have saved the entire $0.99!!! And all I would have had to shell out was the $300 or whatever a custom tune would cost. Doh!

Actually, the 350hp on tap is all I need right now - I just wanted to get rid of the CAGS.
 

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Does it really force you into the higher gear...like move the lever for you? I never understood that deal....
 

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When you're at a certain speed in 1st (15-19mph I believe) and at 20% throttle or less it activates a solenoid that only lets you shift from 1st to 4th. Of course the only time I'm at that throttle level is when I'm behind someone coming off a stop so I go ahead and use it. Otherwise you can just go into neutral, blip the throttle then go into any gear you want.
 

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Yup - literally puts something in the way of shifting anywhere other than 4th, at least until your revs go somewhere other than the pre-set range in which the CAGS gets activated.

It's not anything you can't drive around, usually by getting on the gas enough to go above the CAGS window, but it's a real PITA in some situations. Stop'n'go traffic can be annoying, but the worst is when you're stopped, say at a light, and you're going to immediately turn as you pull away - like when you're at an intersection for instance. You pull away at relatively low throttle, but not parking-lot low, you've turned on to a main road, and DAMMIT! I'M LUGGING IN 4TH AT 20MPH!. You shift back into 2nd or 3rd, lurching as you do it, and everyone around you looks at you thinking you haven't figured out how to drive a manual.

But you can get rid of it by reprogramming your tune, (retuning your program?), buying a Skip-shift-eliminator for $15-$60 on the web, or getting a resistor from Radio Shack per the instructions on LS1.com, and sticking it in the end of the cable that activiates the wretched thing - fooling it into thinking it's jacking with your drive, when in fact it is signalling to a resistor! Yay!
 

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I've bypassed mine too - but before I did - the CAGS seemed to only block 2nd gear - I could go 1st > 3rd - its rather unnatural but nothing was blocking 3rd.
 

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You're right - I would often end up going to 3rd after getting bounced over to 4th.

Just wondering, but since the LS1 has such a broad torque curve, does anyone think a 5sp would be better suited to the car than the 6sp? I sometimes think it might be better off as a 5sp in both manual and auto guise.
 

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If GM is watching----- Kick the skip shift in at 22 to 28mph and at 20% or less gas.The RPM's need to be 1500 or above so the engine doesn't bog down..

GTO-TO-GO
 

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Can someone please post a link to the Ls1.com method i have been hearing about so much? ive searched for it on there but cant find it. Thanks.
 

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I got my CAGS eliminator from gofastperformance.com for $12.95. I should have read this thread first and could have saved $11.96 and had four extra 2200 ohm, 0.5w resistors. I'm ready to get rid in this GM PITA this weekend. In stop-and-go Atlanta traffic, it seriously is annoying. R U LISTENING GM?
 

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Xman said:
You could have got have saved the time and money and used it toward a customer tune, Superchip, or Predator and got the CAGS eliminated and more HP from the better tuning.
Yeah- now you're out fifteen bucks. What the hell were you thinking? :rofl:

Pfft.

Anyway, Chris White ("GTPprix") can program the light off of your display as well.
 
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Just one thing to remember with the cheap way out, you need to be 100% sure that theconnectors on both sides are sealed from the weather, if they are not your going to be looking at trouble don't the road as the resistance changes to to corrosion.

Just food for thought.
 

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Thats what I'm doing. No sense in having that light and doing unnecessary work when I am gonna have it tuned soon anyway (I have to wait for HPTuners like all the other '05 people now though... my connection at RWTD quit :(... but he can still tune it for me when I get HP Tuners :cheers).
 

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Rob in CT said:
Just one thing to remember with the cheap way out, you need to be 100% sure that theconnectors on both sides are sealed from the weather, if they are not your going to be looking at trouble don't the road as the resistance changes to to corrosion.

Just food for thought.

:agree Just spend the extra couple of bucks and get the SLP plug. Zero worries.
 
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