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manually shifting a4

This is a discussion on manually shifting a4 within the Automatic Transmission forums, part of the Drivetrain category; I've rebuilt a a4 3 times and I'm wondering is it because when I race the car I manuely shift ...

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    manually shifting a4

    I've rebuilt a a4 3 times and I'm wondering is it because when I race the car I manuely shift 3-4 always goes out ( is it ok to manuely shift a A4
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    I have done it for 2 years with no problems yet...........but many will say its not good fo rthe tranny.............but racing in general will speed up wear and tear on everything

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    what about dropin it in N to throw a rev

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    I do that alot. then I let the enigne come back to idle before I put it back in D.


    it slips in smoothly, and doesnt clunk or nothin, so it cant hurt it that bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigck4 View Post
    I've rebuilt a a4 3 times and I'm wondering is it because when I race the car I manuely shift 3-4 always goes out ( is it ok to manuely shift a A4
    Leave it to the computer to shift, it's there for a reason. Manually shifting an A4 will add damage that isn't worth it. Also it is slower if you manually shift it, than let the computer do it. If you want to shift, buy a manual!

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    Quote Originally Posted by adam3566 View Post
    Leave it to the computer to shift, it's there for a reason. Manually shifting an A4 will add damage that isn't worth it. Also it is slower if you manually shift it, than let the computer do it. If you want to shift, buy a manual!
    Yepp i agree... You cant outshift a computer either
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    lol throwing it into 3 on the gear selector only eliminates O/D..the computer still shifts..so no putting it in 3 will not harm anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adam3566 View Post
    Leave it to the computer to shift, it's there for a reason. Manually shifting an A4 will add damage that isn't worth it. Also it is slower if you manually shift it, than let the computer do it. If you want to shift, buy a manual!
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    if you want to have it shif tfast have your shift points adjusted and get a trans go shift kit to firm up your shifts...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaz View Post
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    if you want to have it shif tfast have your shift points adjusted and get a trans go shift kit to firm up your shifts...
    how much $$$ for the kit ?

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    let the a4 shift itself, its better for the transmission and it can do it faster than you can...like they said if your not happy witht he points or the shifting itself do what spaz said

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpeedAddict38 View Post
    how much $$$ for the kit ?
    Depends on the kit, but usually between $60-200 for a decent one. Personally I think they are a waste of time and money. You would be better off getting a stall/gears and tires and you will be 10x better off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adam3566 View Post
    Depends on the kit, but usually between $60-200 for a decent one. Personally I think they are a waste of time and money. You would be better off getting a stall/gears and tires and you will be 10x better off.
    the shift kit is a compliment with the stall. what does gears and tires have to do with firmness of shifts and the improved longevity of the trans internals

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    the shift kit is a compliment with the stall. what does gears and tires have to do with firmness of shifts and the improved longevity of the trans internals
    Didn't go into depth that much. What I meant was that if your going to own a A4, then those are some of the best upgrades to go with.

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