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Old 09-04-2011, 01:41 PM
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My tow/haul feature seems to be useless, especially when pulling my toy hauler; the transmission may be to blame, as it shifts like crap when downshifting (SLAMS into lower gears hard enough to buck the truck and trailer) and does not integrate well with the exhaust brake, seeming to take forever to work together. It also struggles to maintain momentum on light to moderate hills. I've driven new Chevy's and it is a night and day difference. From previous experience this seems normal for this truck.

I do plan on upgrading the trans next year with a stronger unit but need to know if that will create a greater sense of urgency in the driveline. Scary to watch traffic come to a rapid halt and count the seconds until the transmission decides to join the game.
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Erm one thing you could try is using the Superchip tune with the Tranny tune so you can adjust the shift points....it firmed up my shifting when I installed it. using the SC shiftpoints atm
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