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Okay, lets see if we can get something going...
I know there is currently a racing shifter in development from levelten, but I would prefer something cheaper and possiblily it's programmable. I know where and how the part would be, but now I just have to get the spec from AUTECS inorder to continue the project. Please help if you know anything about hacking the TCU.
 

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Also see this from i-club

I started this topic over at i-club. Lets see if I can help direct some of the traffic over here to James...

http://www.i-club.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=87478
 

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Well I ordered the Race Shifter from LevelTen (as it says on the site) but I just sent them an email asking for a refund because it has been months since anything has happened.

After that when I get an older Impreza I am going to pull that thing apart. From the looks of it the TCU can just be disconnected and run 12v straight into the solenoids to do what you want. I have a wiring diagram laying around here somewhere that a buddy gave me that details the whole thing... Should I look it up?
 

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YES PLEASE!

Yea! Most definitly! Anything that is related I would like to know. Thanks a lot!
 

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Okay

All right, I'll search around and find that thing and then get it scanned in. It's just a one page deal, but it does give an idea of how the thing is supposed to work. Maybe we can figure the thing out ourselves...

-James
 

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thanks a lot! I'll be gone for about 10 days. I'll continue to work on this project when I return. Please post more info people!
 

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went to the dealer today, but the guy was not there.... going again in few days...
 

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And I have been unable to find the paper... it will show up soon, I hope, as I unpack stuff. I am keeping my eyes open...
 

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thanks a lot James... hey you should check out the LCD. it's pretty nice... like i said in the other post, I need to find a mounting point...
 

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I would like to, but I am strapped for cash right now. Hey, I popped for the vBulletin which I thought was a good thing, and I can live with it for now! :)

And looks like I am stuck with my Impreza for now -it's been for sale for weeks and only two calls. Both wanted a 5-speed, so (darn) I am stuck with me baby! :D
 

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yeah, I am stuck with my auto too. I got buyers, but bank wants me to put 20 percent down... oh well.. lets hope this TCU thing turns out well...
 

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dude, i went to the dealer and was going to pick up the TCU. but they forgot to lable it and trashed it. oh well, but there are 2 more sitting there, i just have to wait for another month or so. darn... maybe i'll go to junk yards instead...
 

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That sucks! Oh well, that's the way it goes sometimes. There are a lot of Subaru places around my house so if you can't find one let me know and I'll call around for you. :)
 

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has anyone sucessfully conver our stock shifter to anything else? Wondering how difficult would it be to install the predule shifter onto ours....?:confused:
 

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i can not change in the inhibiter switch, well actually I could. But the shifting cable is moving not only the inhibiter switch but also some part inside the transmission. But the good news is I got some prototype going tonight. I hope to have some pics tomorrow.

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What's the inhibitor switch - that thing that keeps you from shifting? It's electronic and I am sure you know it's controlled by the brake light switch. That would be an easy rewire to give 12v constant and keep it open.

Keep us updated... :D
 

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in this case. it's just a 'sensor' that tells the TCM where the shifter is at. doen't matte what we do to it, the shifter cable will still shift component(s) inside the transmission. :(
 
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