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post #1 of 22 Old 12-13-2009, 11:53 AM Thread Starter
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Couple Questions about the 1-4 Shift (Skip Shift) Feature

Although i've heard of this feature before I've never owned a vehicle that was equipped with it and I'm not here to complain and vent about how much I hate it or how I want it removed, I just want to understand a few things:

1. I read in the manual that the conditions that have to be present for the skip shift to come on is coolant temperature over a certain degree, speed under 20 mph I think, and one other thing, can someone elaborate exactly?

2. If I am driving and dont notice or see the screen where it tells you to do the 1-4 shift and try to put it in 2nd gear will it physically let me shift into 2nd? So far I've noticed it every time and did the 1-4 shift.

3. Technically speaking why would a 1-4 shift be better for the car?(obviously why they put that feature in unless it is just to save gas)

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post #2 of 22 Old 12-13-2009, 12:06 PM
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1. probably rpm's

2. once it's active, you can't shift into 2nd...unless your rpm's drop and it goes off.

3. better average MPG...they were able to have it squeak under the gas guzzler tax...so that little annoying feature saved you something like $1500.

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Thanks! So the best way to avoid it would be to shift out of 1st gear at 20+mph I guess?

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Thanks! So the best way to avoid it would be to shift out of 1st gear at 20+mph I guess?
mine only came on a few times before I got rid of it I'm sure you'll get used to the way it works and either be able to avoid it or be totally annoyed by it and get rid of yours too.

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The other criteria for skip shift to engage is throttle less than a certain percentage, I think 20%. In other words, if you are accelerating hard, skip shift will not come on.

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1 to 4 sucks for me to.

I have found that when cornering I forget about it and have to shift back from 4th to 2nd.

Any other time my RPMS are high enough.

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1 to 4 sucks for me to.

I have found that when cornering I forget about it and have to shift back from 4th to 2nd.

Any other time my RPMS are high enough.
You could always remove the skipshift.



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You could always remove the skipshift.
Yea but don't want to get a tune yet. Still not sure of warranty issues.

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Yea but don't want to get a tune yet. Still not sure of warranty issues.
No tune needed. There is a bypass coupler that you simply plug in to the solenoid on the tranny... Now where did I put that **** link!

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It is worth it to install the eliminator. This was the first mod I did to my car. Just unplug the connector going into the tranny, plug it into the eliminator, then plug the eliminator into teh tranny. No more skip shift!

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