ATS Co-Pilot transmission computer has many features that
increase transmission reliability and performance. The Co-Pilot
can be used on a stock factory 68-RFE transmissions or any
aftermarket transmission although the ATS Co-Pilot has been
specifically designed for use with the ATS transmission package.
where the vehicle owner requires transmission holding ability
above approximately 400HP the addition of the ATS Transmission
and Five Star torque converter will be required due to the
fact that the factory transmission and converter have mechanical
and hydraulic limitations. Regardless of the transmission
that the Co-Pilot is installed on all functionality will be
present after the Co-Pilot is installed. The Co-Pilot also
has a feature built into it that totally eliminates the problematic
"low-sprag or low-roller clutch" blow up syndrome
that is common with the 68-RFE transmission. This is better
described in the bottom of this document.
designed the transmission, torque converter and transmission
control system to be part of the "torque management"
system. In large part this elaborate and complex design severely
limits the torque capacity, performance and functionality
of the transmission. The stock "torque management"
design disables and limits the power that can be put through
the transmission in situations when the power is most needed.
The 68-RFE Co-Pilot eliminates the torque management based
transmission control by providing all signals necessary to
achieve proper line pressure, clutch application and to TCC
control to provide for maximum transmission strength and performance
while never setting a check engine light. All factory diagnostics
are still active and the factory computer will notify the
driver if there is a mechanical or electrical problem with
Features of the 68-RFE Co-Pilot:
The ATS Co-Pilot commands the line pressure and internal clutch
timing within the transmission to vastly improve the reliability
of the 68-RFE 6-speed transmission. The ATS Co-Pilot has 4
driving settings; stock mode and 3 performance modes. To switch
between these four modes, you simply use the UP and DOWN arrow
keys on the front panel. Switching between driving modes can
be done while driving.
Mode 1 - (Down arrow button, purple light to full
The stock mode on the Co-Pilot give you stock like shifts
while still maintaining higher than stock line pressures allowing
for a conservative increase in power. This setting is great
for daily driving, and low engine load situations.
Mode 2 and 3 - (Purple light in center of display)
These Modes are great for more aggressive driving and firmer
shifts. This mode will be able to handle slightly more power.
This is recommended for heavier towing and higher tuner settings.
Mode 4 - (Up arrow button, purple light to full left)
This mode if for racing, sled pulling, or high horsepower
situations up to about 400 hp on stock transmissions. This
mode will give you the firmest shifts and highest line pressure.
This has the greatest ability to hold added power.