If you own a late-model (’89 and newer) GM vehicle with a manual transmission, you’ve probably dealt with the incredibly annoying “skip-shift” (or Computer Aided Gear Selection) – the first-to-fourth gear change that sometimes occurs when you mean to shift into second. While it’s meant to improve fuel economy, you’re driving a muscle car. Did you really buy it to get great gas mileage? If you did, great! If not, SLP offers a Skip-Shift Eliminator, a plug-in piece that allows you to take complete control over shifting abilities. Isn’t that why you bought a vehicle equipped with a six-speed to begin with?
Just to break down this CAGS dilemma real quick, it basically uses a solenoid in the transmission to force the first-to-fourth shift when you’re calmly putting along at around 35% throttle or less and are between 15 and 21 mph. Your engine’s coolant temperature has to be greater than 171-degrees Fahrenheit for the system to kick in. These numbers vary by vehicle, so check your owner’s manual for more accurate information.
The eliminator is super easy to install. Our engineers tell us that it should take less than a half-hour for the average gearhead. Of course, it comes with installment instructions, and all you’ll really need to do is jack your car up and plug it in! There are no additional modifications to your vehicle required, and the eliminator retails for just $24.95. Please note that this SLP Skip-Shift Eliminator is not legal for use on pollution-controlled vehicles and is for off-road use only. It works with the following GM vehicles equipped with manual transmissions: 2010-2015 Chevy Camaro V8/ZL1, 1994-2002 Chevy Camaro and Pontiac Firebird, 1997-2013 Corvette, 2008-2014 Dodge Challenger, 2004-2006 Pontiac GTO, and the 2009 Pontiac GXP.