Shift Box COLOR -
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Last updated 4/16/12
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this shift box is simple to use. Simply press the
up-shift button to advance to the next gear, or press
the down-shift button to drop to a lower gear.
This shift box
will boot up in 3rd gear every time as a safety in case
the shift box would ever reboot due to a power
By default the
downshift protection RPM is 4500RPM, see the menu below
to change this, or disable the downshift protection.
Note that the
shifts are made at full line pressure by default, so
learning the timing on when to make the shift will make
using this shift box much more pleasurable on the
The "soft shift"
feature can be turned on using the menu, see below. By
default this feature is disabled, and when enabled is
only used for downshifts at this time. A firmware update
may add more features in the future.
Please note that the downshifts may still be quite firm
depending on the timing the shifts are made, and you
must practice to learn when to make smooth shifts.
Note that the
transmission has a delay of 500ms-1000ms for the actual
shift to complete. This will vary some with engine speed
and power level, and transmission adjustments. Be sure
to shift early until you learn how long your
transmission takes to perform the shift at WOT to
prevent a possible over-rev of the engine.
Using the menu:
- To enter the menu,
downshift to first gear using the down-shift button.
Press and continue to hold the down-shift button for ~ 5
seconds, until the menu pops up.
- To select, toggle, or advance a
value press the up-shift button
- To save and move on to the next
menu option press the down-shift button
- To exit the menu at any time just
wait ~ 5 seconds without pressing any buttons, or
continue to press the down-shift button until you
find 'save & exit menu'
- Follow the on screen instructions
to finish the setup of your shift box
the up-shift RPM to be at least 500-1000RPM sooner than your
desired shift point. Due to the lag inside the
transmission, some trial and error testing will be
needed. Start on the safe side and slowly increase the
RPM's until you reach your desired shift point.
You must configure
the delay that it takes for the gear to change and the
engine speed to be pulled down below the next shift
point. If this delay is not long enough, you will notice
double shifts. By default this is set to 750ms and this
should suffice in most applications.
Finally you must
enable the RPM up-shifter in the enable/disable menu
Testing the downshift protection:
- By default the engine RPM
is displayed in cell 2 to verify correct engine RPM. If
it is not displayed, In the menu, select
display engine RPM on one of the user configurable cells
to display on the home screen to verify correct engine
Testing the TPS input:
- By default the TPS value is
displayed in cell 3 to verify proper TPS operation. If
it is not displayed, In the menu, select display
throttle position sensor value on one of the user
configurable cells to display on the home screen to
verify correct throttle position configuration. Note the
value may not be exact with your ECMLink datalogs, this
is to be expected.
Updating the firmware:
- The most recent Shift Box COLOR
firmware version is SBCOLOR_006
- Download the latest firmware and
the Forced Four Firmware Updater
- To update the firmware: (Note:
All settings will be set to factory defaults when
You will need an 'A' to 'Mini B' USB cable to perform
the firmware update
Open the bottom cover on the shift box by removing the 4
Plug in the USB cable to the mini USB port on the shift
box and the other end to your laptop
Power up the shift box by turning on the ignition
Open the 'Forced Four Firmware Updater' and load the hex
Select the update firmware button, and wait for it to
After complete, close the application and turn off the
Remove the USB cable, and re-attach the bottom cover
with the 4 screws
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shift box in action!
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