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Does the 392 6-speed have the 1st to 4th skip shift?
 

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Yes - all models of Challengers with the 6-speed manual have the skip shift feature - part of the design of the Tremec tranny.

(GM-Camaro, 'Vette) / (Dodge-Viper/Challenger) have this as they use the same model of tranny, with some revisions to internal parts depending on application.
 

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I thought the reason of the skip shift was to increase gas milage in order to avoid the gas guzzler tax. I'm paying a $1000 tax on my new Challenger, so they should just scrap the skip shift
 

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I thought the reason of the skip shift was to increase gas milage in order to avoid the gas guzzler tax. I'm paying a $1000 tax on my new Challenger, so they should just scrap the skip shift
they use skip shift to "increase" gas milage. so yes while it does still carry a $1,000 tax, it could have potentially been more had they not had 1-4.
 

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The gas guzzler tax comes with any car with a V8 or bigger
Not so. It's based on the fuel mileage. It applies to passenger vehicles that get a combined EPA MPG rating lower than 22.5 MPG. The amount depends on just how far below that magic number the vehicle scores. From the EPA web site:

Unadjusted MPG
city/highway combined)* Tax
At least 22.5 $0
At least 21.5, but less than 22.5 $1,000
At least 20.5, but less than 21.5 $1,300
At least 19.5, but less than 20.5 $1,700
At least 18.5, but less than 19.5 $2,100
At least 17.5, but less than 18.5 $2,600
At least 16.5, but less than 17.5 $3,000
At least 15.5, but less than 16.5 $3,700
At least 14.5, but less than 15.5 $4,500
At least 13.5, but less than 14.5 $5,400
At least 12.5, but less than 13.5 $6,400
Less than 12.5 $7,700

There are quite a few V8 powered vehicles which escape the guzzler tax entirely.
 

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The Skip Shift Eliminator is a LOT cheaper than the increase in the Guzzler Tax, so I'm OK with installing that little mod and pocketing the change.

Be sure you get the one for the Dodge and not for the GM cars. The resistance is way different even though they look the same and the plugs fit fine. The GM unit will keep the solenoid from picking but will set a trouble code on the Dodge. (Experience is a wonderful teacher. :)
 

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I paid the $1700.00 guzzler tax last year. That would have been nice to spend on mods instead. But what are you gonna do?
BB:(
 

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Where did you get your Dodge specific skip shift eliminator?
 
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