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Okay, as many of you know I sent the shifter back to LevelTEN back in June, and yesterday I sent Pat and/or Sam an email message asking if they would just send me a refund for now. I think that is fair since it's been two months and I've heard no word from them yet. I figure when they get it all figured out I can just order it again. Sure I may pay a little more, but it'll be worth it at that point because it should work properly! :D

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Ouch! I paid $379, but then were in the middle of changing the price to $499. I assumed the price would be $499 when I come back to get another one. I don't know if I will shell out $1k for one. I'd almost prefer to use the paper (if I still have it) on the Transmission I have or just go buy the shop manuals and figure it out myself.
 

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$1100!!!! They must be out of their minds. I'd split the cost with you and then reverse engineer one for my own needs (I want something that is foot-operated) - whadda ya say? ;)
 

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foot-operated? Sounds cool... how exactly does it work? I was thinking on the steering wheel or change the shift modulator so we can shift like the predule (sequential). So it will run using the stock TCU when it's in D and use the racing TCU when slap into the manual shifter.... what do you think?
 

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I tore my shifter console apart one day to try and figure out a way to do it using the shifter, and the only way I could see to do it would be to use an Infrared sender/receiver combo for each gear step. When the light is broken, a relay goes on, and that is how it know when to shift. Then to operate in TCU controlled mode, there would have to be a relay (or two) that switches the wires to the tranny back over to the TCU. Basically, something would have to be hard-wired in.

I thought of the foot switch(es) because it seemed like a moving target on the steering wheel would be tough while Auto-crossing, and since I have a spare foot... why not? I figure I could use something like those old-fashioned highbeam/lowbeam switches from old American cars. They are cheap and you can get them at a car parts store and bolt them to the floor. I figure one for upshift and one for down shift. Not pretty, but it works, you know? One on the left, one on the right, I figure I could get used to doing it that way. I am sure there are other ways to do it, but none so simple... thoughts?
 

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Check this page out for the "NEXT GENERATION ELECTRIC SHIFTING MODULE". I was thinking about a shifting module from the predule and a programmable TCU. The only shifter I like so far is the one from predule (2001). So basically it will work like the level ten shifter when you put it into the manual shifter position and shift sequentially.

http://www.hap.com/products.html

I am not very familiar with the foot-shifter that you are talking about. Pics? thanks! :)
 

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Okay, that thing is cool. I am not sure how to wire it up, but it looks like it could be done by replacing the cable from the hand shifter with that thing.

As far as my foot shifter I was talking about, it is all conceptual, so there are no pictures. I'd need some sort of a shifing device, like the LevelTEN PTS thingy, and then I would wire some relays instead of the buttons, and do something from there to make it sequential.
 
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