Manual shifting an aod

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  1. jbon302

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    So a guy was telling me i could "hold" 2nd gear by starting in 1st speed up shift to 2nd and back to first to hold second shift to second to shift to third and so on,
    I tried it in my car and it worked really well. I guess the question is How long till this destroys a trans. Thanks for the advice.
     
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    I've done it for years with the automatics I've owned. Won't hurt it at all. Above a certain speed, it won't go back into 1st.

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    Spend a few bucks on a decent external transmission cooler and you won't have to worry so much.
     
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    What???
     
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    I've heard that method kills stock AODs quick, especially if you're putting decent power through it.
     
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    I've known guys to do that for years and the same guys mangled an AOD within a couple months...it's probably not the greatest method
     
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    tannerc91gt More durable than coconuts and twice as fast

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    Best way to shift an aod is to replace it with a t5
     
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    or you could just rebuild your aod with a shift kit and an upgraded torque converter...that works just as well....
     
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    agreed, however ive grown to like my AOD. but i will admit a t5 is much more fun and before i bought my most recent gt, i vowed to never buy an automatic.
     
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    Doesn't just driving stock AOD cars with any bolt on power kill them? :p
     
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    T5's are fun, but if you want consistency and the quickest ET's, nothing beats a well built automatic with the right converter.

    ....the stock AOD is a long way from a well built automatic though, I'm afraid. :(
     
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    for a full blown drag car, yes. a fully built Automatic trans will help you dial in the best ETs
    for a street/strip car, theres nothing less fun than an AOD.
    you can run some damn fast times with a manual trans, so id have to be pushing some seriously fast times or bracket racing to even consider an auto.
     
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    Thanks for the info. I kinda like my aod i built it for fun so I could drive it and my wife(she hates Stick). A lil give and take I guess. I have had the trans rebuilt and the guy added a shift kit bigger servos and something about drums and bands. It was a long time ago. lol. I guess what I am asking is What is going on inside the trans to make it "hold second gear like it does. I have heard Both sides from Its fine to do, all the way to it wont last a few months.
     
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    I use to have a 95 v6 stang.I swapped out the rear 2.73's for 3.73's & manually shifted the AOD for a year or so.trans had an electronic shift kit which made the shifts much firmer. manual shifting was the only way to go for me...the 3.73's & manual shifting made it so much for fun to drive.:nice:
    I don't ever plan on owning an auto stang again though.....:notnice:
     
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    when I was 16 and borrowing my moms car, auto tempo v6, Id floor it from a light and right as it shifted 2nd Id upshift to nuetral(still full throttle) hold it for like 1/2 second or less, then back in drive and it would chirp the **** out of the tires, haha, good times
     
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    Install a manual valve body and get a shift kit/ decent clutch packs and you'll love it. My AOD shifts so hard it feels like someones rear ending the car. then you can get a nice TCI or B&M hammer shifter. I guarantee you hitting a ratchet shifter is faster than a person shifting using their hand and leg. There will be no lag full engagement with every shift. My AOD Manual valve body trans was the best bang for buck mod i did. Either way make sure you get a stacked plate trans cooler.

    Performance Automatic
    Chris
     
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    im very happy with my Performance Automatic AOD and b&m hammer shifter:D
     
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    We used to do candy cane burnouts in my first car, a 91 Grand Prix. Put it in reverse, coast backwards, shift into drive and mash the gas. Voila, two big, black candy cane shaped marks on the road. That car took a one-way trip to the salvage yard before I even owned it for a year.
     
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