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Old January 16th, 2012, 09:22 PM   #1041
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It has a linkage kick down on it, I just don't know how to hook it up to the throttle body. If I can just manually shift it without worrying about burning it up or causing running issues I will.
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Old January 16th, 2012, 09:26 PM   #1042
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I've had mine disconnected now for 2 yrs? haven't noticed any issues but then again I don't drive it on the street either so its only trail time. When I need it I manually drop it a gear. But with your fancy shifter that probably wouldn't be as easy for you.
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Old January 16th, 2012, 10:58 PM   #1043
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C6 question for ya auto guys. Do I need to run a kick down and what will happen if I don't? How do I hook it up to the truck if I do need one?
It is not necessary, no damage will be done from leaving it disconnected. Without it the trans won't shift from 3-2 under hard acceleration at speed. The C6 in my tow rig hasn't had the kickdown lever hooked up as long as I have owned it. Sure I won't pass anybody on the roadway very easily, but it saves a some fuel not having it drop into 2nd at 55mph.
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Old January 17th, 2012, 05:43 AM   #1044
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Thanks guys, that is what I was wondering.
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Old January 17th, 2012, 06:19 AM   #1045
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Kyle- that thing looks absolutely sick! I love the comp cut bed.
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Old January 17th, 2012, 07:19 PM   #1046
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the kick down on a c6 and c4 also increases line pressure to the clutch drums for the added load on the drive terrain. i also have never had mine hooked up and it has not caused any problems.
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Old January 17th, 2012, 07:49 PM   #1047
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I never had one on my 79 bronco, even when it was a DD.
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Old January 17th, 2012, 07:56 PM   #1048
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I had mine manually held in the kicked down position for a while and the line pressure was so high it shifted way to hard when manually shifted. I ended up with a tci manual valve body and never looked back.
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Old January 17th, 2012, 08:25 PM   #1049
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Kyle- that thing looks absolutely sick! I love the comp cut bed.
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the kick down on a c6 and c4 also increases line pressure to the clutch drums for the added load on the drive terrain. i also have never had mine hooked up and it has not caused any problems.
Ok, guess I will keep an eye on it. FYI, you are right about the saginaw pumps, the pump is the same no matter Ford or Chevy, just the reservoirs are different and the Ford one has an adaptor on it. I think I can take the adaptor off the Ford pump and put it on the Chevy and it would bolt up.

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I had mine manually held in the kicked down position for a while and the line pressure was so high it shifted way to hard when manually shifted. I ended up with a tci manual valve body and never looked back.
Maybe once this one goes bad. I don't want to spend $200 on that just yet.

Is it worth messing with the kickdown to build more pressure?
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Old January 17th, 2012, 10:22 PM   #1050
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When it comes time to upgrade that C6, take a look at www.broaderperformance.com. Jay only does Ford Auto transmissions, he is very knowledgeable, and extremely helpful. He sells a 500HP upgrade/rebuild kit on his site that includes a manual VB, and if you ask nicely he may swap the couple items you can't use or won't need (kit is technically 2WD) for credit towards other items. Even if you don't buy all the parts from Jay, I would suggest at least getting the Valve body from him, since he builds them in house he has great control over how the end product will function. With TCI and other "big name" suppliers you basically get the option of reverse or forward patterns and that is it. Jay builds them with forward or reverse patterns plus you can specify whether you want engine braking in 1st only or 1st and 2nd gears. (this is a big help in off-road on descents).

I have all his stuff in my C6 and its been a really great unit so far. There are other places as well but you can hit me up for those later.

http://www.broaderperformance.com/en...-pattern-.html
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Old January 17th, 2012, 10:30 PM   #1051
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Looks like some fair prices, thanks. I'll bookmark it.
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I use some Broader performance stuff in my c4 in the Mustang, great place!
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Old January 18th, 2012, 03:54 AM   #1053
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Old January 21st, 2012, 07:00 PM   #1054
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So say I think my trans pump shit the bed, would that be something I could just put a new pump in or can that ruin a trans too?
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Old January 21st, 2012, 07:12 PM   #1055
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Depends on the damage and the fluid contamination with debris. But most likely I wouldn't trust it.
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It can wreck the clutches and bands if run for long. Sounds like it didn't prime up properly on first fire. You have to dump almost the full capacity in before startup on a C6 to make sure it primed properly, especially if not useing a pressure guage. I learned this the hardway with mine and ended up needing a 2nd rebuild 10th miles after just having it rebuilt. I fried the forward drum clutches, the pump and housing, and the pump bushing.
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Old January 21st, 2012, 08:42 PM   #1058
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I put 6 quarts in it before I started it the first time, I now have 11 in it. I think it had fluid in it. But it was used so who knows.

Idk, the trans is grinding real bad, sounds like metal on metal. I do have another rebuilt trans I am Honda swap in. Sucks I just wasted a case of trans fluid, and a new filter.
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Old January 21st, 2012, 10:20 PM   #1059
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Old January 21st, 2012, 10:58 PM   #1060
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I was like what is he talking about, then I read back....stupid auto correct lol
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