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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::D:rotflmao::roxor::eek:wned:

Does Skip Shift Bother you? Should the new Camaro have it?
 

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doesn't bother me...like everything else...there are ways to disable it.
So you are:eek:wned:
 

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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::D:rotflmao::roxor::eek:wned:

Does Skip Shift Bother you? Should the new Camaro have it?

What is skip shift? :confused: currently driving a 97 z28 LT1/manual 6 speed, I bought the car less than a year ago, but have no problems going through all the gears? when would it go from 1st to 4th, without putting it in 4th? also to seem more ignorant would the hurst sts eliminate the need to disable the skip shift.

I've seen this kit and maybe it's already installed?

Jet Skip Shift Kit.

Jet's CAGS (Computer Aided Gear Selector) Skip Shift kit eliminates the annoying first to fourth gear skip shift in late model Corvettes and F-bodies. Installation is a simple plug-in and is OBDII compatible.
 

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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)
 

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Wth is skip shift.


at certain speeds/rpm, it basically makes you skip gears to save gas...also from what I've heard, it's helping keep the Camaro from the gas guzzler tax.
 

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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??
 

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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??

I have no personal experience with it...but from what I understand, it's only at certain RPM's to optimize MPG...it basically locks out 2nd & 3rd. Maybe your car has it eliminated already.
 

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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.
 

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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.
:cool: 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. ;)
 

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It's hardly even a nuisance. I drive 1-3-5 under normal driving, so it doesn't interfere. When racing, it will never engage because of the RPM/throttle control so you will have no problems going 1-2-3-4.

There is a little "nipple" in the transmission where the shifter base bolts on to. When CAGS is activated, it will pop the "nipple" out to force the shifter lever to skip 2nd gear. You can go into any other gear or just give it more gas! The plug in thing simply goes in front of the solenoid that activates the "nipple".

People make it out to be something wayyyy worse than it is. I have never disabled it in my cars (00 SS, 01 Z28 and 05 GTO) because it's never been a concern. For those that have never driven a car with it, you will be like "WTF is that?" the first time it happens and then realize that everyone who complains about it is just a big baby. You will also easily figure out how to manipulate it so you don't need to waste money on the plug.
 

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1-3-5??? That's like manual version of CAGS. Around town I never get out of 4th, let alone lugging along in 5th. No wonder you don't complain about it. For the rest of the normal shifting world, it's simply annoying and there's only one way to make it quit altogether without having to burn rubber at a stoplight. :)
 

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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! :p

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.
 

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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! :p

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.
I also run my M6 Z28 1-3-5 around town (unless I'm feeling agressive). I deleted the CAGS function with HPTuners.
 
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