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    electric shift or air which is more reliable

    It time for me to switch to a auto shift in your opinion which one is more reliable?

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    electric or air shift

    I see at our local track that alot af guys are using electric shifter's. I amssuming its more dependable. When I had my Altered I was going to go to an electric shift so I could keep both hands on the wheel. So I bought a used shiftnoid and msd controller from a guy on this site, but never did use it & of coarse I can't use it on my FED. , not permitted. Kris

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    I have electric in my truck that I installed and air in my dragster (it came with it) I like the electric better, due to not needing an air bottle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DragsterJosh
    I have electric in my truck that I installed and air in my dragster (it came with it) I like the electric better, due to not needing an air bottle.
    I think the air might be alittle more acurate, but it sure nice is not having to worry about turning the bottle off and do I have enough air to last the race. I run air but I went over my whole system with a bottle of soapy water to make sure I didn't have any leaks. Your bottle will last so much longer that way. I can also fill my own bottles. All you need is access to a coke CO2 bottle. Freeze your bottle and fill. If I don't freeze I can only get about 8ozs of liquid instead of 10ozs.

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    x2 on not having to worry about turning off or filling the bottle. My car has an electric shift and so far so good. JMO

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    Are all you guys with electric running glides? I've heard some guys having problems with electric on three speeds. The 1-2 shift is usually good but the 2-3 is inconsistant. Does that sound right?
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    I should have said that this is a 3sp auto it seems that might make a difference. it looks like I was leaning towards electric until the last post, so is there a problem with the 2-3 shift using electric?

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    I use an electric shift on my glide, wired to the MSD Digital 7. It shifts at 7600rpm perfectly every time.
    I have no idea how you'd use one on a three stage.
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    i use electric with a glide, also heard guy,s have prob with 2 to 3 with them.

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    I have an electric shift valve body in my glide , shifter stays in low and doesn't move , an electric solenoid in valve body moves valve to high gear , runs off a chip on my MSD 7 al3. works perfect everytime .
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