Paddle shifting your hot rod requires an electronic transmission as well as an aftermarket transmission controller that features manumatic capability. The Shrifter® paddle shifter is part of an all-electronic solution. Here's how it works: Tap a paddle and the Shrifter® sends a wireless signal to the transmission control module (TCM). The TCM decides if and how hard to shift and, in turn, hits the electronic solenoids in the transmission. The controller is the heart of the system--not the paddle shifter. The paddle shifter is simply an input device--much like the mouse or keyboard connected to your desktop PC or laptop. After many years of testing, we have found the Compushift II controller to be the fastest processing, easiest to install, easiest to tune, and most reliable product on the market. Their technical support is first rate. To greatly simplify the ordering and installation process, Twist Machine offers two levels of packages.
PADDLE SHIFTER/COMPUTER PACKAGE
Should you choose to supply your own transmission and torque converter, then you can save by purchasing a paddle shifter and computer package. Contents include a Twist Machine, LLC Shrifter® paddle shifter and HGM Automotive Compushift II transmission controller. Also included is a custom "plug and play" calibration and lifetime technical support. Save 10% over the price of the individual components. Additionally, you get an HGM Display Programmer that simplifies fine tuning and contains some trick features such as a built in gear display. It shows what gear the transmission is in as well as if you are in auto or paddle shift mode: 1, 2, 3, 4 OR S1, S2, S3, S4. The Compushift II display even has a built in rear wheel dyno simulator and longitudinal accelerometer.
COMPLETE 4L65RR MANUMATIC SYSTEM
You can supply your own transmission and torque converter, but if you want the ultimate, fully integrated transmission system, choose the 4L65RR. The system includes a transmission, billet torque converter, computer, display, calibration, lifetime tech support, and paddle shifter. The RR manumatic is a collaboration of components by Phoenix Transmissions, HGM Compushift II, Pro Torque and Twist Machine. It's a huge leap forward in hot rod manumatic technology.