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Anyone need a Transmission Control Module? by ryan.hess
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Report this Post02-03-2011 12:19 AM Click Here to See the Profile for ryan.hessClick Here to Email ryan.hessSend a Private Message to ryan.hessDirect Link to This Post
Features:

- 6 Solenoid Outputs (for controlling shift solenoids)
- 3 PWM Outputs (for pressure control, TCC lockup, other)
- LED Gear indicator
- 3 Transmission switch inputs
- VSS, Tach, and TPS inputs (for automatic mode)
- Automatic / Manual mode selection
- Up / Down manual shift button inputs (paddle shifting)
- USB programming of shift points, solenoid selection, and features

This transmission controller is going Beta (soon) and based on another controller I built in 2005, with many upgrades and new features. I sold several of them to forum members, and still have my original in my fiero today.

It basically is this: http://www.powertraincontro...com/transcontrol.php and will control all of those transmissions and more.

The manual only TCM will be TBD (less than $300, delivered.)
The automatic/manual TCM will be TBD (less than $500, delivered.)

I'm hoping to get the price to about $200 and $400, respectively, but the actual time allocation to mass produce these is still an unknown. Also the more interest there is, the cheaper they get.

Standard disclaimer of OFFROAD USE ONLY, may cause power train damage, may void warranties, etc etc, applies. Beta testers that want to help will get a substantial discount. Let me know if there is any interest!

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Report this Post02-03-2011 06:54 PM Click Here to See the Profile for RCRClick Here to Email RCRSend a Private Message to RCRDirect Link to This Post
Hey Ryan,
Good to see you at it again...I thought you were done with the TCM's a while ago...

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Report this Post02-03-2011 08:09 PM Click Here to See the Profile for joshua riedlSend a Private Message to joshua riedlDirect Link to This Post
I'm interested and ready to wire in and test.
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Originally posted by joshua riedl:

I'm interested and ready to wire in and test.


Me too possibly!
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Report this Post02-04-2011 11:55 AM Click Here to See the Profile for SnapperheadClick Here to visit Snapperhead's HomePageClick Here to Email SnapperheadSend a Private Message to SnapperheadDirect Link to This Post
If it's ready in time for my swap. I would pick one up -

The automatic/manual TCM

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Report this Post02-04-2011 05:26 PM Click Here to See the Profile for JncomuttClick Here to Email JncomuttSend a Private Message to JncomuttDirect Link to This Post
Pros/Cons compared to MegaShift? I'm thinkin of building one of these if I run into issues with my AEM standalone controlling my auto this season...
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Report this Post02-04-2011 10:22 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ryan.hessClick Here to Email ryan.hessSend a Private Message to ryan.hessDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Jncomutt:

Pros/Cons compared to MegaShift? I'm thinkin of building one of these if I run into issues with my AEM standalone controlling my auto this season...


It would be fully assembled for the price shown. (No soldering of components, no assembly, etc)
USB support
Self Diagnostics*

Otherwise not much different (from what I can see glancing through their specs... their website is pretty confusing)

edit: wanted to add *that in there, as I didn't see anything that suggested the MS did. Basically, the transmission and module are monitored continuously, and if any irregularities occur, a "check transmission light" is set, and outputs are adjusted to limit potential damage.

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Report this Post02-06-2011 07:02 PM Click Here to See the Profile for joshua riedlSend a Private Message to joshua riedlDirect Link to This Post
Would it be possible to program an upshift on the manual controller to prevent over revving and provide consistant full throttle runs? The same could be done with a shift light but it may make a more affordable option for those who don't want to buy the auto setup.
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Originally posted by joshua riedl:

Would it be possible to program an upshift on the manual controller to prevent over revving and provide consistant full throttle runs? The same could be done with a shift light but it may make a more affordable option for those who don't want to buy the auto setup.


Yes, and there will be a downshift lockout feature where if you accidentally hit the wrong lever it won't respond by sending you into a tailspin..
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Report this Post02-07-2011 11:21 AM Click Here to See the Profile for phonedawgzClick Here to visit phonedawgz's HomePageClick Here to Email phonedawgzSend a Private Message to phonedawgzDirect Link to This Post
So just wondering what is the problem(s) with the TCM you linked to?
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Originally posted by phonedawgz:

So just wondering what is the problem(s) with the TCM you linked to?


None at all, other than the $750 price tag.
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Edit, opps wasn't thinkin at first.. I asked about a trans temp sensor but thought about it after I posted, lol.

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Report this Post02-11-2011 07:54 AM Click Here to See the Profile for SnapperheadClick Here to visit Snapperhead's HomePageClick Here to Email SnapperheadSend a Private Message to SnapperheadDirect Link to This Post
Just a bump to keep it on top....

Do you have an idea on production dates...

Starting to smell spring coming.

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Report this Post02-18-2011 12:04 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ryan.hessClick Here to Email ryan.hessSend a Private Message to ryan.hessDirect Link to This Post
Just as an update, the production boards were ordered last week. They should arrive late next week or so...

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Originally posted by ryan.hess:

Just as an update, the production boards were ordered last week. They should arrive late next week or so...


Sounds good.
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Report this Post02-22-2011 08:27 PM Click Here to See the Profile for joshua riedlSend a Private Message to joshua riedlDirect Link to This Post
something I've been thinking about is I have a cadillac shifter installed with tap shift that I'm currently using and I'm pretty sure it has a micro switch that shows when the shifter moves over for tap operation. I can't remember if it's open or closed in tap mode or how you plan on switching your controller but it would be a pretty neat setup to have it go from auto to manual automatically. I tried making paddles but it never quite looked right so I went to the cadi shifter.
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Any news?
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Originally posted by joshua riedl:

Any news?


The last he told me the manual was about done and the full auto will be next..

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Report this Post03-17-2011 08:55 AM Click Here to See the Profile for ryan.hessClick Here to Email ryan.hessSend a Private Message to ryan.hessDirect Link to This Post
Just an update... The boards came in and there were some fitment issues that prevented testing in vehicle. So new boards are on their way (probably be here by this time next week). In the meantime, here's some EEP (electrical engineering pr0n):



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Report this Post03-18-2011 10:41 AM Click Here to See the Profile for SnapperheadClick Here to visit Snapperhead's HomePageClick Here to Email SnapperheadSend a Private Message to SnapperheadDirect Link to This Post
Looking forward to that full automatic controller....

and da bump


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Do you think this enable the traction control feature on my 91 Allante' 4T60 trans model 1KZH ? I have an MSD D.I.S. 4 with programmable HSR feature and the Allante axles. http://download.telematica.gr/MSD/6211.pdf
 
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Here's a shot of my shifter so you have an idea of what I'm wanting to do. It should work seamlessly. I like the manual shift but having an auto option would be nice for the lazy days.
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any progress?
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This looks like a great solution to the 3800 pcm / 4t80 pressure control solenoid frequency issue!

How much did that shifter cost you? I may be interested in this quite a bit.
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I got my shifter on ebay, can't remember exactly how much it was but I'm fairly cheap so it couldn't have been bad. Like I mentioned before I am running my trans with a smart relay and don't have pressure control. for that I am waiting on ryan's computer but it seems like his free time is limited and it's unknown when this will be available.
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Have cash and interested. Don't mind if it's manual only as long as it will run a 4t80e tranny.
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Just a bump - Any luck with the full auto controller

Thanks,

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Just a bump for you

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Just a bump, how's it going

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bump for you,any updates? and interested in the manual tcm.

Tyler

edit. this might be stupid question but could this controller work with say a ratchet style shifter?

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Another bump for you.

This is cool. I am getting closer to a swap and will probably end up running a 4t65 behind a 3500. I can't commit right now since everything is up in the air, but I'll keep watching. The manual control would be nice for what I am planning.
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Report this Post09-09-2011 09:33 AM Click Here to See the Profile for ryan.hessClick Here to Email ryan.hessSend a Private Message to ryan.hessDirect Link to This Post
Okey dokey - might as well update this. As is pretty typical, "life happens"... Obviously there is a lot of interest in this, so I am going to keep plugging along and get some (manual) testers out soon.
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All of the more recent GM transmissions are shifted electrically but the frequencies/ waveforms that control the line pressure solenoids differ from box to box. For instance the GTP 4T65eHD from 03-up used a different control scheme than the earlier transmissions. If you are successful in making a universal trans shift controller I would venture to say that there will be demand. The market isn't just here but also with other swaps, street rods, N*'s and 1/4 mile cars and those that use aftermarket ECM.s like the Megasquirt and Haltech that are solely fuel injection and ignition control computers..

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