Development of the Nissan RE5 StandAlone AutomaticTransmission Controller
About the Author
Stuart "StuDog" is one of the Directors of Wholesale Automatics. He has worked in the automatic transmission industry for over 30 years. With a flare for slipping into the test drivers seat, he handles the diagnostics for many of our customers that are experiencing problems. He is also instrumental in the mechanical side of the various conversions projects that we complete.
The key to this conversion is our custom billet torque converter to suit and the Compushift transmission control unit that allows us complete control of all the gear shift characteristics as well as lock-up control. This allows us to custom tune the transmission to suit any engine/vehicle application as well as set it up for either off road, touring or performance use.
The Compushift also allows for complete control of the lock-up clutch application in the torque convertor offering total engine braking when required. This conversion is an exciting prospect and will be on the road in the coming months for some testing and is expected to feature in a number of DVD trips with 4WD Action in the middle of 2016.
Still a bit more to come but starting to look the goods anyway. I’ve tried to set this up more as a tourer than a comp truck but still keep it capable if required, because sometimes you just don’t want to turn around and go back the way you came.
I’m still working on the bar and wine rack but it’s not too far away I reckon.
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