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Old 01-24-2006, 09:03 PM   #1
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atx? am i hurting it?

quick question, i have an 01 zx3 with 41xxx miles, and i occasionally will force the tranny to shift when i want it to... i.e. start off from a light in first, and shift it into second when i hit about 4500-5500 rpm. am i hurting the trans by doing this??? what are the effects on the trans? any help appreciated!!


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Old 01-24-2006, 09:06 PM   #2
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just let the computer do the work. I did the same thing you are currently
doing, at the drag races and much to my amaze, the computer shifting the
atx gave me better times than manually going through the gears. Learn your
car and you can make it shift at any RPM with the atx. Lets wait and see what
the resident ATX people chime in with.
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Old 01-24-2006, 09:19 PM   #3
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cool, thanks, i just dont want to hurt my car that i bought 3 months ago
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i wouldnt think you are doing to much damage. the computer is still controlling the shifting as it changes the gear you are just making it do it later. If you were not allowing to shift into second and redlined the car then you might be creating problems
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Old 01-24-2006, 09:40 PM   #5
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Actually, throwing it in nuetral at long lights can be good for your transmission, it lets it cool down more than idling in drive.
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oh...never ever ever would i redline my baby... even though it was a rev limiter, its not good at all to tap on the limiter. but my biggest "problem" if you will, is that it doesnt seem to shift as hard as i'd like it to... i know that a chip will greatly help shift points, and if i had it my way, id be driving a stick, but the deal was too good to pass by.

anyone with an atx notice that off the line the engine revs kinda high, then it decides to take off? maybe its just me, or in this case, the car.. but im babying my car(for the most part) cauz i just bought it, and i want it to last..

thanks to all of u guys for the answers

p.s. i didnt know that about the trans in neutral at lights... im used to driving stick cars, but like i said, the deal on this foci was too good to pass up!!!!!
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yah don't bother shifting it into neutral. I have an auto as well and just let it shift itself and no neutral drops. Shifting it into neutral at lights will help your engine but actually lessen the life of your tranny from shifting it so much....or so I heard on the forums here
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I don't shift it manually. Once you get the feel of it you can have a little more control over when it shifts, you just have to know how much to let off the trottle and when to get back on it.
You'll get better with time and it's probably a lot faster than trying to manually shift it yourself, plus I've seen a lot of ground up gears from people who do that.
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with my axt i can let up on the gas and floor it and it shifts when i want it pretty much. i have learned my car pretty good. i was also told its no hard to the transmission what so ever. because its all stock limited. atx if u know ur car can beat alot of manuals with the right upgrades. look at all the muscle cars the fastest ones are atx
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