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I, without paying attention, put a question in engine perf about a shift kit, which im still at a loss about, but this question, in which I hope is in the correct spot, is about a shifter. Has anyone put in a B&M console Megashifter, fit for a camaro/firebird, into a floor mount SS. Mine is a 96 and I am tinkering with the idea. Should I attempt this or has someone gone through the agony and found it not to be feasible? Just wondering.
 

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I think the 80692 one only because its shorter but adding the AOD installation kit as well. But that is the one. Kind of an expensive experiment, thats y I am askin to see if its been done.
 

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Why... Why are you taking a clean looking factory shifter, and putting a chunky ******* shifter in its place.
 

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You'll need a new console if you want to go back. The kinds of fabrication you'll need to do with be irreversible. Food for thought.
 

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looks good too
 

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God I hope that was sarcasm...
 

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I'm not a huge fan of it, but I have bigger fish to fry right now and I'm not dealing with buying a new console to go back to stock either. If I take it apart though troubleshooting my reverse light issue, I'll post more pics so you can see how it's in there.

I doubt i'll ever use it, but the "ratchet" feature moving up through the gears is pretty cool if manually shifting your automatic is your type of thing. You can smash it forward as hard as you want and it'll only move up one gear.
 

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The 2-3 shift gets more line pressure if the selector is in OD when the shift is made so that alone is a really good reason to let the computer do the shifting.
My understanding is that 1st is a little stronger with the selector in 1st BUT 3-4 is a much weaker point in this tranny so I have never bothered trying to manually shift it.
 

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So it may be beneficial to launch in 1st, then move the selector directly to OD after the first shift?
 

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Skipping 2 gears sounds counter productive.

I opened mine up today to see if I could figure out why my backup lights are on all the time. Turns out they spliced the wires for them and the NSS to some flimsy little pressure switches that came with the megashifter. The one for the lights is either broken or out of adjustment. Couldn't really get in there to mess with it...have to take out the console and I ran out of time.

But back to the OP wondering if it could be done...yes. It appears they just mounted the shifter to the floor and hacked the hell out of the 95 console and then just screwed the cover plate for the mega shifter to what was left. I will take pics when I put it back together.
 

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It wouldn't be skipping 2 gears, just because you put the selector to OD doesn't mean it automatically jumps to 4th. I would try not to do it though because it would be too easy to overshoot it.
 

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I don't think it would act manual if you launched in 1st and then moved the selector to OD.

My tranny was built going on 9 years ago when I thought my ultimate goal was a ZZ4 cam and self ported heads which would have been 100hp less than what it has seen for the last 6 years or so. Only additional tranny mod I did for the added power was redrill the 1-2 feed hole. Though the tranny guy did urge me to put a sleeved input drum in and a cryo'd output I haven't done either.
With longevity like this I have not worried about the potential benefit of a manual 1st engagement. If I remember right manual first engages the overrun clutches for a little more hold.
 
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