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Is it safe to eliminate the kickdown rod on my dad's 71 maverick with a C4 and manually downshift into 2nd? Or is this going to grenade the trans?
The kickdown properly adjusted at full throttle will increase line pressure making the tranny shift harder and last longer.On 2006-05-01 08:25, 64TBOLT2 wrote:
then you dont need the kick down rod
Maybe you should be able to but there is plenty of evidence that you cannot.On 2006-05-02 08:55, 64TBOLT2 wrote:
Exactly. And without it, I've seen the trans shift by its self on the 2-3
if your shifting manually it shouldnt shift by it self.you should be able to hold any gear till the engine blows
You'd think - and all the kits say you can - but it might. It may be a govenor issue, but it can happen. Fought it on the Mustang, trans would shift 2-3 at between 5400 and 5800. Same with B&M kit and with TransGo. Had the VB out of that trans a bunch. Finally bought the Lokar stuff like I have on the Falcon for kickdown - problem solved. She's already tested the 6500 RPM limiter in second.if your shifting manually it shouldnt shift by it self.you should be able to hold any gear till the engine blows