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Can the trans kickdown rod be removed on a 351w, FMX, without encountering driving problems? I assume downshifting would have to be manual, via the shifter, afterwards.

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Some VMFers have stated they prefer to drive without a kickdown. Yes, you can. Don't lose it the parts so you can hook back up if you get tired of shifting.
 

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I assume downshifting would have to be manual, via the shifter, afterwards.

For passing at higher speeds (over 40 or so), yes....for lower speed driving, such as accelerating after rounding a corner, the governor and throttle valve will still auto downshift based on engine vacuum...

I've never had a kickdown linkage on the D-coder in all the years I've owned it...never missed it..
 
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