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The US Shift Gazette

US Shift Newsletter

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Quick 6 Updates, Tips, and Tricks

This list is for Quick 6 owners as well as those interested in owning one. You'll receive an email when there is an important update or other useful information that every Quick 6 user should know about.


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SEMA Show 2020

August 5, 2020
Due to Covid-19 and concerns that event facilities and services will be unavailable, the SEMA Show will not be taking place in 2020. We are looking forward to attending in 2021 and look forward to meeting with customers and friends in the industry then!

Gen2 Graphical Display Walkthrough

Gen2 Graphical Display Walkthrough Video

May 29, 2020
In this video, we'll walk you through the features of the graphical user interface on our Gen2 Quick controllers.

Quick4 Gen2

Gen2 Now Available

March 25, 2020
After a long road of development, we are excited to announce that the next generation of Quick controllers is now available! The Quick6, Quick4, and Quick2 have been redesigned from the ground up, featuring an all-new circuit board design, built-in OLED display, and a graphical user interface rich with new features and functionality. To learn more, click here to be taken to the Quick4's product page.

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SEMA Show 2019

September 18, 2019
We'll be attending the 2019 SEMA show (November 5-8) and hope you'll visit us at booth #24857 in the Racing and Performance section of the Central Hall. We plan to have an exciting vehicle build showcased at the booth this year!

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US Shift Patent News

September 18, 2019
On October 16, 2018, the US Patent and Trademark Office granted Baumann Electronic Controls patent number 10,100,922 for our self-tuning transmission control system, as employed in the US Shift Quick 6 transmission controller, and to a lesser extent, in the Quick 4 and Quick 2 products. This patented system dramatically simplifies the setup and configuration of control systems for clutch-to-clutch transmissions and enables these products to be flexible enough to serve a variety of vehicle applications and engine combinations. We are also awaiting the status of a continuation application with regard to additions to this patent.

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Silver Bullet Project Update

April 24, 2019
The Silver Bullet project, which is focused on developing ten-speed transmission support, is still underway behind the scenes. We wanted to give those interested an update on our progress. You can read the update on the Silver Bullet page by clicking here.

Karl interviewed at PRI

US Shift Featured on Power Automedia

December 12, 2018
During the PRI show last week, Power Automedia interviewed us about the Quick 6 and our future development plans. You can watch the video on the Power Automedia YouTube channel by clicking here.

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SEMA Show 2018

October 29, 2018
The 2018 SEMA Show begins tomorrow! If you're attending, come by and visit us at booth #20063 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. We'll have our latest products on display and hope to see you there!

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The Silver Bullet Project

October 29, 2018
As we work to develop support for ten speed transmissions, we swapped the 4R70W in our 2004 Mercury Grand Marquis for a 10R80 transmission and have been documenting our progress. To learn more, visit the Silver Bullet page.

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PRI 2018

October 20, 2018
We will be exhibiting at the Performance Racing Industry show December 6th through 8th in Indianapolis, IN. Be sure to visit us at booth #6040. We'll have our latest products on display and hope to see you there!

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Dragzine Article Highlights US Shift Controllers

July 3, 2018
There's a new article at featuring the Quick 4, Quick 6, and Quick 2 controllers, which explains the fundamentals of installing and using them. Click here to read more.

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SEMA Show 2018

May 2, 2018
Be sure to visit us at booth #20063 during this year's show, October 30th through November 2nd in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. We'll have our latest products on display and hope to see you there!

Setup & Tuning Walkthrough

Setup & Tuning Walkthroughs

May 2, 2018
We've created new tutorial videos to guide you through setting up a Quick 4 or Quick 2 controller for tuning. These videos can be found through our video section after clicking the link for your transmission.

Multi-level customer support video

Multi-Level Customer Support

January 16, 2018
In this video, we'll talk about the multiple levels of information and services available to you with our customer support.

Throttle position setup guide video

Throttle Position Setup Guide

December 27, 2017
In our newest video, we'll demonstrate how to easily calibrate your new US Shift transmission controller's throttle position settings after installation is complete. The procedure is the same for Quick 2, Quick 4, and Quick 6 controllers with firmware 5.6 or newer.

Quick 4 Quick 2 comparison video

Quick 4 / Quick 2 Comparison Video

December 18, 2017
In our latest video, we explain in detail how the Quick 2 differs from the Quick 4 transmission control system and help you decide which is right for your project.

Quick 4 firmware update video

Quick 4 Firmware Update

December 7, 2017
We've been busy updating our popular Quick 4 transmission controller. The latest firmware and software improvements provide increased performance and new features, resulting in the ultimate stand alone controller for 4 speed electronic transmissions. For more details, see the "Recently Added Features" section on the Quick 4 page.

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Shiftware Tuning Software Update

November 21, 2017
Version 5.20 of Shiftware has been released. It adds some new features, support for new firmware versions, and various bug fixes. One of the new features is the help dialogue at the top of the screen. For those who are new to Shiftware, this help dialogue will give you instructs pertaining to wherever your cursor points. (For those who are already experienced with Shiftware, this feature can be turned off.) You can download the latest version from the Shiftware page.

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New Quick 6 Tuning Video

November 17, 2017
In our newest video, we discuss the pre-made tunes that come with Shiftware and loading multiple tunes onto your controller.

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Shiftware Tuning Software Update

October 27, 2017
Version 5.13a of Shiftware has been released, containing recommended updates for the Quick 6 controller and 6R80 transmissions. A new "power level" selection has been added to provide baseline clutch pressure curves that are tailored to the engine's power level. These new baseline curves will shorten the automatic tuning process and will improve overall transmission performance. You can download the new version from the Shiftware page.

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SEMA Show 2017

July 27, 2017
Be sure to visit us at booth #22519 during this year's show, October 31st through November 3rd in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. We'll have our latest products on display and hope to see you there!

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Shiftware Tuning Software Update

July 21, 2017
Version 5.13 of Shiftware has been released, which consolidates Quick 4 and Quick 6 support under one program. There are also improvements, new features, and bug fixes. You can download the new version from the Shiftware page.

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Quick 6 Updated

July 21, 2017
Now shipping with our latest Firmware, the Quick 6 control system for 6R80 transmissions features key improvements. With our pre-loaded clutch learn data, you can now begin driving immediately after installation. Shift quality is even better than before and multiple aftermarket torque converter options are now available using our revised tuning software.

Frequently Asked Questions

New FAQ Page

June 9, 2017
We've created a new page with Frequently Asked Questions where we answer the questions our customers ask the most. In it, you'll find useful information that covers a wide range of topics about the US Shift Transmission Control System.

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What's New in Shiftware 5.12

April 20, 2017
This video shows off the new features that have been added to Shiftware in version 5.12. Click here to watch the video.

Quick 6 setup video

Quick 6 Initial Setup

April 5, 2017
Our newest video tutorial will walk you through the initial setup of the Quick 6 by running the TPS calibration and dynamic shift learning. Click here to watch the video.

US Shift on Performance TV

US Shift on Performance TV

April 3, 2017
US Shift was recently featured on Performance TV. Karl Baumann talks to Kathy Fisher about the new Quick 6 transmission controller and how it can be used with the 6R80 transmission. Click here to watch the video.

Online ordering

Online Ordering Now Available

January 17, 2017
We've updated our website with a new online ordering wizard which will walk you through step-by-step to make sure you get the correct system for your vehicle. At the end of the wizard, you will be able to add each item to the cart and checkout using PayPal, using a PayPal account or without an account using a credit card. At the moment, the Quck 4 is the only controller available for online order, but online ordering will include the Quick 6 very soon. Click here to get started.

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Quick 6 and Quick 2 Coming Soon

December 22, 2016
Quick 6, the new industry standard for controlling 6-speed transmissions (Ford 6R80 only at launch), will be available for order very soon. To learn more, visit the Quick 6 product page.

The new Quick 2 will be available in early 2017. The Quick 2 is a simple, inexpensive, and easy-to-use controller based on the Quick 4's REVolution architecture. It's designed for hobbyists and shops who need simple and straightforward transmission control with a proven, robust, and reliable platform. Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date.

We also have a new tutorial video that will help those who need to email a log file to tech support.

We hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year!

Quick 6 controller

Quick 6 On Sale Soon

October 31, 2016
We've updated our website with new information on the upcoming Quick 6, which will be the industry-standard for controlling 6-speed transmissions like the Ford 6R80. For more information, check out our 2016 SEMA Show brochure, featuring the Quick 6, along with a sneak peak at the upcoming Quick 2.

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SEMA 2016

October 17, 2016
Beginning October 26th, and through November 10th, there may be delayed telephone and email response times as we prepare for and attend the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. We will return customer voicemails and reply to your emails as often as possible. Thank you for your interest, your business, and your patience.

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SEMA Show Update

July 29, 2016
Baumann Electronic Controls is excited to announce that we will be moving to the Central Hall for this year's SEMA show in Las Vegas on November 1-4, 2016. We will now be located in booth number 21759 in the western portion of the Central Hall. We look forward to seeing you there.

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Graphical Data Viewer Guide

June 13, 2016
Our newest video will introduce you to the Graphical Data Viewer, new in Shiftware 5. This feature allows you to carefully examine 19 different parameters of your transmission. Visit the videos page to browse all of our videos.

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New US Shift T-Shirts!

May 9, 2016
Our new US Shift T-Shirts are now available! These high-quality, tagless shirts are perfect for every car and truck lover. It features unique artwork designed by our in-house graphic designer with some of the most popular rides around, front and back. You can order online anytime from our store and checkout via PayPal.

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Shiftware Version 5.0 Released

April 15, 2016
Version 5.0 includes our new graphical data log viewer, which utilizes a new binary data log file format. This powerful tool allows you to easily take full advantage of our high resolution data logging capability, which has been a crucial part of our Quick 6 (6R80) development program. Version 5 also includes a parameter update that allows the torque converter clutch to be utilized in manual select mode using the OFF-RODE TCC settings. This enhancement is very useful for chassis dyno testing.

Troubleshooting Guide video

An Introduction to the Troubleshooting Guide

April 11, 2016
Our newest video will introduce you to our Troubleshooting Guide, a part of the US Shift site dedicated to helping you fix issues that may arise with your controller or transmission. Visit the videos page to browse all of our videos.

Built-in Tuning Interface guide video

New Tutorial Videos Available

April 6, 2016
We have two new guides that will show you how to navigate the controller's built-in tuning interface and Shiftware's graphical tuning interface. You can find them on the videos page for your transmission.

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Coming this Summer...

March 15, 2016
Our latest stand alone clutch to clutch transmission controller for the 6R80.
Check back periodically for details on the all new QUICK 6!

Throttle position sensor video

New Tutorial Videos Available

February 10, 2016
These videos will walk you through the settings pages of Shiftware and explain the available options. More videos are on the way, so make sure to subscribe to the US Shift YouTube channel to stay up-to-date.

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2015 Sema Show a Success!

November 19, 2015
We're back from exhibiting at the 2015 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Special thanks to the show staff for an awesome week. We'd also like to thank the following exhibitors for all of their help and support:

  • Hughes Performance
  • Ron Francis Wiring
  • Rok-Tek Fabrication
  • American Force Wheels

We'd also like to thank our customers for making this possible. The Quick 4 Transmission Control System was well received, and we'll continue to develop interesting and innovative new products for the automotive aftermarket industry.

Quick 4 controller

Introducing the All-New Quick 4 Transmission Control System

July 24, 2015
Now introducing the all-new Quick 4 Transmission Control System. Representing the most intensive development project in our company's history, the Quick 4 is the industry standard in electronic transmission control. With all new exclusive features, its design is not evolutionary, but revolutionary.
No PC required: The built in tuning interface allows common settings to be changed without a computer, while the included software provides access to all settings and advanced tuning options.

US Shift Edelbrock TPS Kit

Introducing the US Shift TPS Kit for Edelbrock Carburetors

June 10, 2014
This throttle position sensor kit has been designed by US Shift to be the best solution for getting a throttle position signal from an Edelbrock carburetor into a Quick 4 or any other electronic control device that requires a throttle position signal. Designed with durability and aesthetics in mind, the US Shift TPS kit will look right at home in your engine bay.