POWERTRAIN CONTROL SYSTEMS
PCS Paddle Shifter
The PCS Paddle Shifter (PN PS-2000) is designed to provide paddle shifting capability to your hot rod with the look and feel of an OEM system. Easily installed behind any aftermarket five-, six-, or nine-bolt steering wheel, the Paddle Shifter does not require any external wiring or messy splicing into your vehicle's wiring system. The paddle unit is powered by attachment to the horn button wire, eliminating any external wiring on the column. The Paddle Shifter communicates with the transmission control unit (Simple Shift TCM-2300, $550) via a wireless receiver module. This receiver module plugs into your PCS transmission control unit harness with one simple, preinstalled plug. The paddle shifter optional display allows the driver to view a ton of information, including the current gear, throttle position, vehicle speed, manifold pressure ... the list goes on and on.
Applications: any electronically controlled domestic transmission and five-, six-, or nine-bolt steering wheel
Street price: $549 (steering wheel not included)
GSM Push Button Shifter
The GSM Push Button Shifter (PN GSM-5000) is an electronically controlled shifter that offers precise, split-second shifting capability with the push of a button. Its slim touch-pad control module and compact, sealed actuator give you virtually unlimited mounting options for tight spaces or grueling environments. The GSM replaces the shift lever for nearly any automatic transmission, and can be surface or flush-mounted and is small enough to fit in consoles, dashes, door panels, or even armrests. Each button is recessed to avoid inadvertent touches and brightly backlit for darker environments. An easy-to-read display shows you what gear you're in. Standard control modules use a PRND configuration along with "+" and "-" buttons for a tap-up/tap-down feature. We installed the GSM-500 on PHR's Project Laguna, where it controls our Phoenix Transmission Products 700-R4. The control actuator box is mounted under the driver seat, and mechanically controls the shift lever on the side of the transmission with quick, precise shifts. Can also be combined with the PS-2000 Paddle Shifter system.
Applications: any automatic transmission
Street price: $1,149
Powertrain Control Systems
The Turbo Action Cheetah SCS Shifter was created, engineered, and prototyped in 1980 and debuted at the 1982 NHRA Gatornationals, so you know it was made for competition. Our previous experience with one in a low 10-second Mustang proved it to be confidence inspiring with totally reliable operation and zero missed shifts or overshifts. It features a rugged construction, precision gating for proper engagement of each gear, a high-tech look, one-hand reverse lockout, automatic clearing of reverse to Neutral, two-finger lift to reverse and park, a spring-biased handle for safer, smoother shifts, and a built-in control switch for nitrous, a line lock, or a transbrake.
Applications: Chrysler 727 and 904; GM Powerglide, TH200, and TH400; and Ford C4 and C6
Street price: $309.97
MSD Transmission Control Module
Designed to work with MSD's Atomic EFI system or as a completely stand-alone deal, the Atomic Transmission Control Module (PN 2760) lets you easily modify the operating parameters of late-model electronically controlled four-speed auto transmissions. You can adjust shift points, torque converter operation, shift firmness, and set it up for auto, manual, or dyno modes. A handheld monitor means you don't need a PC to program it, and you can monitor the trans in real time. It has a plug-in harness with OEM-style connectors too. When used with the Atomic EFI, it basically connects inline and the same handheld monitor is used to tune both the EFI and the TCU, which means less wiring and only one controller to deal with.
Applications: GM 4L60E, 4L85E, and 4L70; Ford 4R70W/75W, 4R100, and E4OD
Street price: $540.86 (harness sold separately for $134.96)