IntroductionI installed a shift light many years ago when I started drag racing my 2008 Viper to help me hit my desired shift points in the quarter mile. I was quite pleased with how it turned out, and many others have felt the same way - it’s the one mod on my car people ask me about the most.
There are many different shift lights available out there, some better than others. The shift light I chose is an Ecliptech Shift-P2: https://ecliptech.com.au/shift-p2/
It isn’t the cheapest, but it is a very high-quality device – mine has worked flawlessly for years. It is an F1-style shift light with some very sophisticated electronics stuffed into a relatively small package that is easy to mount and even easier to set up. What really intrigued me, though, is how customizable it is. You can adjust pretty much everything to suit your desires: light colors, flashing sequences, flash rate, RPM on/off, etc. (more details here: https://ecliptech.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Shift-P2-User-Manual.pdf). And just to be clear: I have no affiliation with this company or its products…I’m just very impressed with what they offer.
Here’s a quick video of it in action:
Quick test of the Ecliptech Shift-P2 shift light - turn on at 4,000 RPMs, flash at 6,300 RPMs; 2-3 and 3-4 shifts
Now on to the install.