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This is a discussion on a4 versus m6 within the Camaro / SS forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Originally Posted by jason_a_marzewski 08 December 2009 You make an excellent point: "A shift kit does not make up for ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jason_a_marzewski View Post
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    You make an excellent point: "A shift kit does not make up for the gain made by going from 2.73s to 3.73s."

    And I never said that it does.

    I simply stated that, "In retrospect, I wish that I'd left the 2.73 gears in the car and just gotten a shift kit so that I'd have improved response off the line but with the better fuel economy...)."

    Off-the-line performance will improve with a shift kit, but it won't match the gain of a full 3.73 rear gear swap. I'd rather have the stellar fuel economy the 2.73 gears help maintain and augment the 2.73's with a shift kit for a little more "thrust" off the line.
    You just need to get a DD and built that camaro lol

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    I have an A4 LS1 Coupe. Like said the shift kit helps off the line. You can safely shift it manually after a shift kit too. Gives you something to do if you get bored. Makes for faster passing on the highway.
    I get about 22mpg about 65% highway. Stock 3.23 gear with a few mods.
    I actually got the best mpg improvement from getting more air in (SSRA, lid, fernco). On long highway trips I average about 25mpg.

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    anyone want to explain EXACTLY how a shift kit works...

    p.s do not want:
    a shift kit is an add-on to make a standard shift by itself

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    Quote Originally Posted by justinmc978 View Post
    anyone want to explain EXACTLY how a shift kit works...

    p.s do not want:

    In a nutshell, a shift kit reprograms the shifts via rechanelling the fluid in the valve body to produce a firmer shift. If you add a shift kit you should delete torque management in the ECM.

    There is quite a bit more to it than that but that's the down and dirty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 67CamaroRSSS View Post
    In a nutshell, a shift kit reprograms the shifts via rechanelling the fluid in the valve body to produce a firmer shift. If you add a shift kit you should delete torque management in the ECM.

    There is quite a bit more to it than that but that's the down and dirty.
    thank you sir, eprops to you!

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    A firmer shift helps with longevity of your transmission too. I think I read that on the trans-go website, but can't remember for sure. That was last summer when I read that.

    I love driving a manual, but a built A4, SS4000, and a shift kit is hard to beat too I like em all for obvious reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allbaugh_04 View Post
    A firmer shift helps with longevity of your transmission too. I think I read that on the trans-go website, but can't remember for sure. That was last summer when I read that.

    I love driving a manual, but a built A4, SS4000, and a shift kit is hard to beat too I like em all for obvious reasons.
    for any A4 guys who want firm shifts listen up,

    unplug your MAF sensor, your tranny will freak out and shift CRAZY hard into gear, i left it unplugged one day after cleaning my filter, i'm sure its not good for it but for one run down the track hey maybe?

    *warning* i'm not responsible for any fawk-ups to your car if you try this

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    Quote Originally Posted by justinmc978 View Post
    for any A4 guys who want firm shifts listen up,

    unplug your MAF sensor, your tranny will freak out and shift CRAZY hard into gear, i left it unplugged one day after cleaning my filter, i'm sure its not good for it but for one run down the track hey maybe?

    *warning* i'm not responsible for any fawk-ups to your car if you try this
    do not do this lol

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    Mine doesn't do that, i've run it without the maf sensor unplugged once to try something.

    Please stop sharing retarded info.
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    Quote Originally Posted by allbaugh_04 View Post
    Mine doesn't do that, i've run it without the maf sensor unplugged once to try something.

    Please stop sharing retarded info.
    Without it unplugged is like it being plugged in

    Tranny doesn't shift harder by the way, the car just idles higher and slams into gear, really bad for it
    seen it happen before

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    Quote Originally Posted by tatertot91 View Post
    Without it unplugged is like it being plugged in

    Tranny doesn't shift harder by the way, the car just idles higher and slams into gear, really bad for it
    seen it happen before
    well yeah basically

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    I've thought about deleting torque management in my ECM. Could this cause any problems at all?

    Quote Originally Posted by 67CamaroRSSS View Post
    In a nutshell, a shift kit reprograms the shifts via rechanelling the fluid in the valve body to produce a firmer shift. If you add a shift kit you should delete torque management in the ECM.

    There is quite a bit more to it than that but that's the down and dirty.
    Last edited by SiggyZ; 12-11-2009 at 07:53 AM.

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    so far so good for me siggy..i have had deleted TM and its fine..just hits harder on shifts ..so they are fast and firm ...


    i love my A4 but want a m6 also ..they have their strong points...i personally like my a4 for my bird...i dont have to worry about going to the track so much..DDing my car is easy..launching my car is easy ......but if i get a vette...there is no question it will be a stick.

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    Hmmm..I have had the SSE & EGR deleted already and when I did have the car tuned, there were several folks talking about how deleting TQ management would be hard on the tranny. I decided to avoid doing it after hearing that talk. I think the majority who went that route had stall converters installed.

    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    so far so good for me siggy..i have had deleted TM and its fine..just hits harder on shifts ..so they are fast and firm ...


    i love my A4 but want a m6 also ..they have their strong points...i personally like my a4 for my bird...i dont have to worry about going to the track so much..DDing my car is easy..launching my car is easy ......but if i get a vette...there is no question it will be a stick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SiggyZ View Post
    Hmmm..I have had the SHE & EGR deleted already and when I did have the car tuned, there were several folks talking about how deleting TQ management would be hard on the tranny. I decided to avoid doing it after hearing that talk.
    all it does is drop the torque between shifts.......m6s dont so i dont see why my a4 should but i am very serious about the track and performance ...so my views on needs could be different then your siggy..i know you are more show and street orientated

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    You make a good point there. At the time when I was doing all this, the car was still a DD. I assume you've had the SSE deleted too?

    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    all it does is drop the torque between shifts.......m6s dont so i dont see why my a4 should but i am very serious about the track and performance ...so my views on needs could be different then your siggy..i know you are more show and street orientated

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