In marginal traction conditions the recommendation is to drive in a higher gear than usual. This provides a bit of extra margin against losing control of the car due to too much throttle.Does anyone actually do this? I’ve been goofing around with going 1-3-5-6 on days I can’t enjoy my car cause it’s raining or there’s just too many people around. Anyone actually practice this regularly to save fuel and does it even work?
My 2001 Camaro Z28 had that God awful 1 to 4 skip shift feature. I quickly adapted a driving technique that saw it very seldom activated: When I occasionally didn't follow the technique for some reason or another. Never sought a more permanent solution as I really didn't like the car and sold it just 4 months after I bought it sold it right after I bought a new Boxster.1-3 is a hell of a lot better then the factory computer trying to slip me into 4th at 20mph smh
I do 1-3 all the time. I don't do it to save fuel though. 2nd gear is mostly useless.Does anyone actually do this? I’ve been goofing around with going 1-3-5-6 on days I can’t enjoy my car cause it’s raining or there’s just too many people around. Anyone actually practice this regularly to save fuel and does it even work?
I would say that the clutch delay valve has more contribution in clutch wear than skip shift. As for the, crunchy shifting...that is the trans...not skip shift. Other than that, I agree skip shift should be abolished.skip-ship contributes to unnecessary clutch wear
What model year are you referring to? As I go 1-4 and go into 3rd (if need be) with no problem as I’ve never double clutched a day in my life.Skip-Shift is extremely dangerous especially when starting e.g., from a cold at a traffic light and the speed is going approximately 19-23 mph. In the event you need to get out of someone's way, there is absolutely no torque in 4th gear and the TREMEC six-speed does not permit the driver to shift into 2nd or 3rd gear without double-clutching.
My recommendation is to have the MOPAR/TREMEC skip-shit eliminator installed as there are no savings when it comes to OOP gas. It’s also believed the 1---->>>> to 4 skip-ship contributes to unnecessary clutch wear and as time and mileage accumulates, 1st and 2nd gear do not shift seamlessly and there is the horrible crushing/crunching sound of your gears disintegrating. I've read on the forum that the incorrect grease was used by TREMEC when they were being manufactured for shipment to Dodge/Chrysler.
Additionally, in order to service the clutch and/or the TREMEC six-speed, the transmission has to be dropped and all the brake fluid drained and replaced. Clutch service should occur during your recommended 35,000/70,000 et seq. brake replacements, i.e. MOPAR rotors and pads all around for maximum braking performance.