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Which Shifting is Best?

Okay, so I'm bout to order some tunes from Innovative, but I'm curious: Which shifting is best for the life and the longevity of the tranny? Mine could be on it's way out, but I want it to last as long as possible.

I have tuning from Vivian now, and the Looney Wild seems to "suck back" when shifting, which I think is defueling, and I've heard that's bad news for the 5R. Needless to say, I'm on the stock tune for now.

The reason I ask this is because on Innovative's website they have different options for shifting, and I'm not sure if the Firm Shifts will be better or not.

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Has a lot to do with tuning not really shifting but I thought I would check. Since I am at elevation the only tuner that has seemed to tune trucks right around here is Elite Diesel so I just thought I would ask. I ran Erics xtreme street and for the most part it shifted great. He will tune it for what is best for the transmission. Just give him a general idea of how you want it and he can bump the line pressures a little bit if you want something more firm or soft.

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I really just want the best shifting to keep my trans from slipping.

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I really just want the best shifting to keep my trans from slipping.
I'd say you'd probably want firm shifts. I recall reading on here somewhere that the firm shifts are actually better for the tranny vs. the smooth shifts where it seems like it "slides" into gear. That make sense?

Don't take my word for it though, and someone correct me if I'm wrong. I'm going off memory here, and lately, it hasn't worked too well for me.

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I'd say you'd probably want firm shifts. I recall reading on here somewhere that the firm shifts are actually better for the tranny vs. the smooth shifts where it seems like it "slides" into gear. That make sense?

Don't take my word for it though, and someone correct me if I'm wrong. I'm going off memory here, and lately, it hasn't worked too well for me.
I definitely want to hear other's opinions on this...I don't know anything about trannys and I have mine tuned for smooth shifts just because I thought it would be better.

I'm hoping you're right because I wold love to run firm shifting

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I'd say you'd probably want firm shifts. I recall reading on here somewhere that the firm shifts are actually better for the tranny vs. the smooth shifts where it seems like it "slides" into gear. That make sense?

Don't take my word for it though, and someone correct me if I'm wrong. I'm going off memory here, and lately, it hasn't worked too well for me.
I heard the same thing you did, but I wasn't sure if it was 100% proven though. I'm sure someone more knowledgeable than us will chime in eventually, just gotta give 'em time. And it's is Labor Day Weekend.

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I definitely want to hear other's opinions on this...I don't know anything about trannys and I have mine tuned for smooth shifts just because I thought it would be better.

I'm hoping you're right because I wold love to run firm shifting
I agree man, I wanna hear more. But as I said above, it is intact Labor Day Weekend. We may have to wait a little longer.

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I heard the same thing you did, but I wasn't sure if it was 100% proven though. I'm sure someone more knowledgeable than us will chime in eventually, just gotta give 'em time. And it's is Labor Day Weekend.



I agree man, I wanna hear more. But as I said above, it is intact Labor Day Weekend. We may have to wait a little longer.
Hell that doesn't mean people won't be on, it just means that they will be on after drinking more...than usual

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