Maybe you've heard it before, but the Manual Camaro is going to have skip- shift.......:rotflmao::rotflmao:
Good thing I'm getting an automatic!!!!!!:lol::rotflmao::roxor:wned:
Does Skip Shift Bother you? Should the new Camaro have it?
It's a $30 to $40 part to eliminate the skip shift. I love the M6 in my 97 z28, the reason I bought this car was to see if I want to go manual or auto in the new camaro. I am going Manual, just way more fun to drive. no need for a stall converter as in the auto. just rev it up a little, let the clutch out and punch it. I have no problems barking my 315's in 2nd, and they won't in 4th, not seeing 1st to 4th ever.there was a huge 4 page thread on this. . .
You may say the fix is an automatic, but I am sure it can be taking out for a lot less than $1,000. (Cost of you auto)
It's a $30 to $40 part to eliminate the skip shift. I love the M6 in my 97 z28, the reason I bought this car was to see if I want to go manual or auto in the new camaro. I am going Manual, just way more fun to drive. no need for a stall converter as in the auto. just rev it up a little, let the clutch out and punch it. I have no problems barking my 315's in 2nd, and they won't in 4th, not seeing 1st to 4th ever.
I just really don't understand how a manual will go from 1st to 4th, if you put it in 2nd??? what am I missing??
Thanks, I have never saw the light, must not be on the 97 z28 or the previous owner disabled. I have seen the fix, but didn't see why it was needed. until you mentioned the solenoid physically blocks 2nd. I just didn't see how a wire stopped people from shifting into 2nd. Now I get it.When I got my new 02 SS M6, if you start in 1st gear, and you're lightly on the throttle, at certain rpms/load, the "skip shift" light on the dash would come on. It was a solenoid controlled 2nd gear lock out that physically prevented you from shifting into 2nd gear. When you pulled back on the shifter, it glided you into 4th gear. I don't know about any 3rd gear lockout as when you pull back and aren't paying attention, you're in 4th. 2nd gear is definitely affected. Hard romping on the throttle in 1st alleviates that issue though.
Aftermarket companies have skip shift eliminators that clip into the harness near the transmission to alleviate that scene entirely, and I had one on the car the day after I brought it home from the dealership. Some people use the restistor install method from radio shack as well to simulate the solenoid load, but it's more of a home remedy although much cheaper. The skip shift light still comes on I think, but doesn't do anything.
I also run my M6 Z28 1-3-5 around town (unless I'm feeling agressive). I deleted the CAGS function with HPTuners.I drive my GTO 1-3-5. The LS2 torque helps a lot with that. I drove my LS1s 1-2-3-4 (I was a bit younger then, so I felt faster than the next guy rowing through all the gears). Again, no problems. I guess I just gave it more gas than others!
I've found that there is no need to row through all 6 gears when just driving normally. There is adequate torque to get the cars moving. I guess people who aren't used to driving cars like this would find a hard time getting used to skipping gears. If you came from a 100ftlbs 1.6 Civic, then you'd be beside yourself. I beleive 1-4 is lugging it a bit too much, but it still does fine.