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that 1st to 4th shift thing........

I've read about the shifter problems......i've noticed under slow acceleration i have trouble hitting 2nd alot and sometimes 3rd gear - is that a factory fix (warranty thing) or do we have to buy the fix?
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I've read about the shifter problems......i've noticed under slow acceleration i have trouble hitting 2nd alot and sometimes 3rd gear - is that a factory fix (warranty thing) or do we have to buy the fix?
What you are experiencing is called Computer Aided Gear Shist, or as we call it CAGS or Skip Skift. It you are at less than 21% throttle and going between 13 and 19, I think, you can only shift from 1st to 4th, all other gates are closed. There is an aftermarket decice called a CAGS Eliminator that is relatively easy to install on the transmission. Just unplug a harness, plug one end into the little device and the other end in the device, and voila, no more CAGS.

I got mine from Stealth Engineering, click here for their website.
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what's cadillac point of making us shift to 4th gear at those speeds?
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what's cadillac point of making us shift to 4th gear at those speeds?
To avoid the EPA Gas Guzzler Tax. Corvettes do this also. On my Corvette I have a Predator Tuner that disables this function. I bought the StealthV iCAGS Eliminator for the V and love it. Check them out, not much money and they eliminate this particular feature.
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