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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-11-2019, 12:03 PM Thread Starter
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Kick down rod

I was at a car show the other day when a guy noticed that I didn't have a trans kick down. He said I should have one to improve trans operation, I've never had one since I have owned my truck (12 years). I have a mildly built 56 Ford F-100 with a 466 w/ C6 with a 3.25 rear gear, it's mostly a street driver and I put on approx.300 miles a year.
I thought I'd ask what idea's do you guys have ?
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I was at a car show the other day when a guy noticed that I didn't have a trans kick down. He said I should have one to improve trans operation, I've never had one since I have owned my truck (12 years). I have a mildly built 56 Ford F-100 with a 466 w/ C6 with a 3.25 rear gear, it's mostly a street driver and I put on approx.300 miles a year.
I thought I'd ask what idea's do you guys have ?
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If you drive aggressively at WOT hook up the KD rod. This sends the trans into detent increasing line pressure and drops a gear or two depending on speed. You are less likely to burn up your clutch packs with the additional apply pressure.

It also extends the WOT shift points.



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Same. Unless you drive aggessively its a whatever. Overall it is beneficial. Lokar makes a nice kit that is easy to adapt and set up, looks good also.

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I have used Lokars kickdown cable system on c6 transmissions. Its a nice kit that is very user friendly. Also it does not require a Ford style carb.
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I have a new in box Lokar kickdown cable that I can't use. If you're interested I'll give you a smoking deal on it.

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