transmission kick down, can I just un-hook it?
it raises the internal hydralic pressure to allow the tighter clamping force on the bands, clutches...which give crisper, harder shifts.
When you remove the kick-down, you may run the transmission at higher pressure all the time, even when it isn't needed...like cruising down to the local candy store an the transmission wears out the soft parts quicker. That means you get harsh engagement even at low speeds, like the differece between slipping the clutch or dumping the clutch in a manual shift transmission. Unless your transmission was setup for competition only, it's not the best solution. Or it runs at normal pressuer all the time, even when you are accelerating, which allows more slippage. The shift kit controls pressure, usually increasing it so you get "scratch" in the forward gears.
You will increase the life of your transmission with the kickdown and get smoother shifts at part throttle. Your car, your decision. You know your driving style better than anyone.
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[ This Message was edited by: Beoweolf on 8/14/05 2:19am ]