Well, I had to buy another Master/Slave today because it didn't want to go into gear easily. After about 10 or so of them, I've had enough. Begging this thing to stop eating the plastic clutch components got old over 6 years ago.
That and the complete inability to make any decent effort at the track without A) Running a single disc that actually drives well, and shifts fast daily (without hosing tranny syncros and input shaft bearings) but is a total whore in even an attempt at launching with 1000+ft/lbs trying to rip it apart at the first hint at chattering. Or B) Running a dual disc, and listening to it destroying your input shaft bearings everyday in traffic, rebuilding the tranny about every year cause it's toast and just generally getting resistance everytime you want to bang the next gear, but not literally BANG the next gear like the dual disc would.
You either drive a manual tranny like a grandpa and it lives a long life (as I have since putting in the new one, [3.04 sec 60'
]) or you drive like you want, and replace sycros and feel it about to drop another syncro about every other oilchange.
So I am going to go ahead and go with a 4R100
full manual with joystick control over shifting.
Full Manual Auto.
I started this thread to see if anyone had any good ideas about manual shifting the 4R100
, as well as for anyone who might have questions about swapping either from manual to auto, or auto to manual as I have done a good bit of looking into this in years past, and many will have good insight into some other aspects I'm sure.
This goes for you purely auto guys too. You don't have to let the PCM
do the shifting you know. You can joystick shift it when you want, then click it to full auto mode, and sit back and sip coffee like you do now and it will bang the gears for you just like normal.
And if anyone is interested, it is likely that I will soon have this to get rid of:
Flywheel, Brand new ceramic clutch in box (good to 1000+ft/lbs), Brand new Master/Slave in box, Complete Clutch Pedal assembly, Gearstick with knob, Gearstick rubber boot with screws, BD short throw shifter (if you want it) AWA3 PCM
and a parts Chassis harness for manual tranny trucks (I say parts because I had to replace the fusable links with standard fuses long ago). Still works fine, but it isn't "stock". And of course a ZF6
speed manual tranny that I bought brand new (not reman) that now has 60-70k miles on it.
$2000 takes it. I just need the funds for the 4R100
core and the Stand-alone Tranny controller.