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Old 08-26-2017
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Ohh,heres an interesting tidbit,Kips tranny computer was password protected,the allison guy had to get a new program from allison to break into Kips computer.
Since Kip did not know the password.
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My tranny computer is still password protected. The tech had Allison write a new program with the upgrade that "should have" reset the password. It didn't but still reprogrammed the shift from 4th to 5th.
The reprogram is fantastic. No sudden drop to 4th and the tach jumping from 1600 to 2250. The service guy said that GM and Allison spent a bunch of time and money protecting their product and the higher rpms are not an issue. Now hardly any rpm change and the braking starts. Downshift to 4th is readily available. My 3 position jake switch seems to have more user control also. Great mod!
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It sounds like this is something I need to get done. Thanks for the reviews.
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I had this done on mine last year at my local Allison dealer in Nanaimo. They charged 1/2 hour rate to do it $75. It is great mod. They also gave me a printout of all the transmission information, they said this would be beneficial if I ever needed work on the transmission. You can still select lower gears for more braking, but 5th gear if often the right gear for long downgrades in the mountains.
I didn't like the hard shift to 4th every time the jake was selected.
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I guess I'm lucky; the mod was already done on mine when I bought it.
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Is their any way Atlanta dealer would come to Wog and do this update , I would have it done maybe get a bunch of people.
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Is their any way Atlanta dealer would come to Wog and do this update , I would have it done maybe get a bunch of people.
Anything is possible,all we need is someone to organize it,and make the calls etc.
Anybody?
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I had that done on my M380, and the first thing I did when I picked up the LXi was have that changed at the Alison dealer when I got back to VA. Never did understand why they were set that way from the factory.
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Okay, I'm in on getting this mod done too.

The if the interest on this post will jump up in numbers, for having it done at WOG, then I will work on getting an Allison Dealer there.

Any other takers on the Mod?
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Sean, I would be interested.
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