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Old 08-10-2006, 05:14 PM
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I have a 94 mustang gt with the aod and i never have because im afraid to, but can u shift manuly like the 1-2 2-D or is that bad on ur tranny? how about if u let off the gas when u do it? im really just wondering so any info helps thanks a lot

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Old 08-10-2006, 05:37 PM
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Yes you can do it. And it can be helpful at times when you want to control your shift points. I don't see a reason to come off the gas when you do it though. I just put 3.73 hears and a shift kit in my 95 GT and it makes a world of difference.

Matter of fact, I just purchased this right here:
(Edit: when I say I "just purchased it", I mean like 15 minutes ago, LoL)

http://www.hopupracing.com/bmfomucoha.html

It's purpose is to allow you to shift 1 - 2 - 3 in an AOD / AODE transmission. It's ratchet style, meaning you don thave to worry about accidentally skipping over a gear like you do with the stock shifter. You just slam it forward and it steps up one gear then recenters itself. The next time you slam it forward, it shifts up one more gear.
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Old 08-10-2006, 05:38 PM
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ORIGINAL: live4motocross11I have a 94 mustang gt with the aod and i never have because im afraid to, but can u shift manuly like the 1-2 2-D or is that bad on ur tranny? how about if u let off the gas when u do it? im really just wondering so any info helps thanks a lotcory
You can shifyt an automatic manuallly if you want and often will get better times due to firmer shifts but try shiftiing a little befoire you actually want it to shift as it may take a couple hundred rpm's to react. Not sure about the letting off of the throttle thing, what you mean. mark
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Old 08-10-2006, 06:21 PM
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^^ i meant let up off the gas then shift then get back on it if that helps? well thats cool to no that u can do that i was always told its bad for ur tranny and will grind gears or somthing
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Old 08-10-2006, 07:19 PM
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Why let off the throttle to shift? Just shift it manually with the throttle to the floor and keep gonig! Mark
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Old 08-10-2006, 07:30 PM
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k cool i guess its not bad like i thought it was
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Old 08-10-2006, 09:38 PM
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i have a 98 gt with aod and i do all the time but make sure you turn off the over drive and you get more torque
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Old 08-10-2006, 09:47 PM
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ORIGINAL: sweet99

Why let off the throttle to shift? Just shift it manually with the throttle to the floor and keep gonig! Mark
do this and you should cut the 1-2 shift loose, or atleast my 6er does

and no it wont, not sure on the aod but i know the 4R70 has a 1 and 2 manual valve body straight from ford
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Old 08-10-2006, 09:51 PM
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Shifting your trans like that should be fine, and theres no need to let off the gas before you shift.

What you want to be careful about is downshifting an auto, especially when you're not on the gas. If you downshift into a gear too low or arent on the gas when you shift it is very hard on the trans. I destroyed a chevy turbo 350 doing that
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Old 08-11-2006, 01:34 AM
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k thanks guys, i tried it and its pretty cool, more fun than just an auto i guess
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