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I just got my 22's on and it feels like there is a hesitation in the shift from 1st to 2nd. It's just a little surging feeling like it's not sure if it wants to shift or not. It didn't do that before. Any Thoughts? :confused: Also how much clearance do you have between that nut and your tire. It is real close!!! No rubbing but when I saw it I was a little nervous!!!

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What size tires are your running pappadoc? Even with 22's that 'nut' youre talking about should be fine. In regards to your gear change problem, I say drive around more (non agressive) and let you car adapt to the ride. When going from stock 18's (if you have a C that is) to 22's theres going to be a noticable change in the ride. Youll get used it after a while.....by the way, got any pics of your car?
 

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Thanks for the info

As for the nut question, there is a nut that sits right above and and to the inside of the tire actually on top. And for the shift issue I notice it at around 40 mph in light driving it is a surging feeling like it wants to shift but it's not sure. As for tire size I am running 265/35/22's. The ride is not as bad as I expected and definently improves the handling as the stock tires made you feel you were floating rather than hugging the road. My mesh grill with center bar should be here Wed. so I will post some pics then. All I have to say about rim size is if your going to put customs on go 22" it really agrees with this car.
My .02 worth

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How do I post a pic???

I click the insert image button and it dosen't let me upload. I am really not that dumb. Help.

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Pappa Doc said:
I just got my 22's on and it feels like there is a hesitation in the shift from 1st to 2nd. It's just a little surging feeling like it's not sure if it wants to shift or not. It didn't do that before. Any Thoughts? :confused: Also how much clearance do you have between that nut and your tire. It is real close!!! No rubbing but when I saw it I was a little nervous!!!

Thanks for your help,

PappaDoc
I used to get surging when the car was cold, in first it would surge a bit, then shifting into second, and all through second, but went away when it was warmed up. There is a TSB for a ECU Flash, TSB Code 18-031-04 REV A, dated november 12th 2004. This did not apply to me, but seeing as how they were talking about a few of the problems i had, i had it done (work at the dealer anyway.. why not). Here are the symptoms/conditions.

SYMPTOM/CONDITION:
This bulletin addresses one or more of the following conditions:
1. Eliminates stumble and hesitation when aggressively/quickly shifting between reverse
and drive following a engine start-up.
2. Rough Idle after a hot start.
3. Long crank times on hot starts.
4. Intermittent oil pressure light illumination and chime while accelerating from a stop.
5. Improved shifting at low vehicle speeds.
6. Following a cold start, the coolant gauge stays at “C” cold and does not follow the
increase in coolant temperature, with a TCM DTC U110B - Lost Engine Coolant
Message or U1402 - Implausible Engine Temperature Signal Received or a PCM
DTC P0116 - Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor Performance set, and the
cooling fans running continuously. A key cycle would resume normal operation but the
DTC will remain set.
7. Improved fuel economy for European NA1 emissions.
8. MIL illumination for DTC P0116 - Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor
Performance.
9. MIL illumination for DTCP0139 - O2 Sensor 1/2 Slow Response.
10. MIL illumination for DTC P0159 - O2 Sensor 2/2 Slow Response.
11. MIL illumination for DTC P0197 - Engine Oil Temperature Sensor Circuit
Low.

EDIT: OH btw, last time i drove it there was no surging anymore. Will drive it tomorrow when i get paid so i can buy some gas :(
 

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Model 57 said:
How much clearance between that nut and your tire? Sorry just have to ask, "What nut?"
Look into either front wheel well above the tire - BIG NUT!
It moves up and down along with the spindle, so, unless the tire expands due to centrifigal force, what ever clearance was present when the wheel was installed should be there during operation.
 
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