Originally Posted by Gramps
Before I had the performance TSB done I wasn't too impressed with it. It did help holding it in a single gear on hill accent/decent that was covered with snow and ice. I don't like changing gears in those types of conditions. The TSB added a very nice increase to the performance even in "D" but since then I've played around more with the AutoStick portion and I love it. In drive it gets you going and is quite alright but when I need the extra boost to get out in fast moving traffic I drop the AutoStick down as low as it will go and nail it. What would have been "just enough" with "D" is now lots of daylight between me and the car approaching. It's a much nicer feeling KNOWING that you can make it as opposed to "I THINK" that I can squeeze in there. If you're sitting at a stop and drop it down it does to "1", if you driving you may need to tap it a couple times to the left to get it to drop down to it's maximum. It won't let you over rev, no problems there. To put it back in "D" you just hold it to the right.
I could be wrong on this but what it SEEMS to do in "D" is still use the sliding of the variators to get you up to speed. When you select a predetermined ratio it stays in that ratio (no sliding around) until you get to peak rpm and then changes to the next predetermined ratio. Like I said, that's what it "feels" like.
Jeepster55 and I have been pooling our ignorance and looking at what it would take to change his regular gate to an AutoStick. These are the parts that you'll need:
and according to his Service people there is no change to the programming. Sounds cool if that's all there is to it!
How I wish it was that easy to add a 5 speed AWD!
I still haven't gotten the stupid service done to mine to up the performance. I was ashamed by a girl in a Honda Accord today... (She wouldn't let me over, and apparently thought I was "racing".)
1998 TJ Wrangler SE - Stone White, 2.5Ls of screaming lifter clacking power, AX5, 31" BFGoodrich All Terrain T/A KOs
2010 Wrangler Unlimited Sahara - Deep Water Blue, 3.8Ls of oil consuming fury, NSG-370, BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain T/A 265/70/R18s