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Old 03-07-2002, 10:23 PM   #16
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Oh yea forgot to say this is crazyjaen for some reason i could not login after the 4th time which was weird
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Old 03-13-2002, 01:24 AM   #18
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HA letting a comp do the shifting, and I thought owning an old school auto was bad. You guys are lucky though... my first gear wont kick in unless the throttle opens real fast, since the trans kick down cable is attached to the throttle. I do have 2nd, D3 and D4. I just wish I had "1st"


oh and manual shifting an auto is better once you get the hang of it.
My car revs nicely to 7,200 rpm but untill i get my new cam most of my power lies at 5,500 rpm.
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Old 03-14-2002, 10:48 PM   #19
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How many of you have actually gone to a fucking track and raced on a real track. Cuz if u guys ever have its just not smart to do old school shifting. You either get a an air assisted tranny or an auto and u just floor it. :finger:
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Old 03-22-2002, 11:11 AM   #20
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Hey, i've been to the track in my big car, and i do both. Straight line, i just leave it in drive, but when i driving the actual course with the turns and stuff, i use the manual (ie power) shift with my automatic.

I can control the power myself and i've done better then alot of other guys with autos because of it.

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Old 03-22-2002, 04:58 PM   #21
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ummmmm dude, i've been to the track as well, not to mention i know all the ins and outs, and do's and dont's of racing. first off, when you manually shift a tranny you will get a better ET because you can rev further up into the powerband rather than letting the torque converter pull you out of it and into the next gear too soon. secondly, it will not hurt an automatic tranny to manually shift it provided that it is a tranny designed for high powered/high torque cars. most of the trannys that fit this description are older models made in the 60's such as the TH-350, TH-400, Torquflite, Powerglide, and C6 (these are what is currently used in 99% of drag cars). most of these tranmissions are modified with a higher stall torue converter, reverse manual valvebody etc. for cars putting out over 600-700ft/lbs. these other trannys stock will handle up until that point very reliably. modern trannys, however, aren't very good at all for continuous abuse because they simply aren't engineered for it in terms of the rugedness of their parts
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Old 03-28-2002, 02:49 AM   #22
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Whats up guys. I'm pretty sure you guys are muscle car dudes but i have an import... sry. I want to know if this power shifting this is ok for me to do im my 2002 Honda civic ex auto. Should i put it in 2...launch the car...then click into 3rd...then into drive, is this ok for me to do.
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Old 03-28-2002, 03:26 AM   #23
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Whats up guys. I'm pretty sure you guys are muscle car dudes but i have an import... sry. I want to know if this power shifting this is ok for me to do im my 2002 Honda civic ex auto. Should i put it in 2...launch the car...then click into 3rd...then into drive, is this ok for me to do.
were not all muscle car guys here... i prefer imports. anyways...

i would think to just leave your car in "D". it would be good if u could get on a track and compare times doing it both ways, or at least use a friends car as a baseline of some sort and race him a few times both ways.
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Old 03-28-2002, 03:36 AM   #24
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Will it hurt my engine in any way if i do it
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your engine? no, not unless u hold the gear and redline the hell out of it or bounce off the rev limiter all day. if u have any i.q. at all it wont hurt your engine. your transmission might be another story...
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Dude sorry i did not write the word transmission, It was very early in the morn. give me a break bro.
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Old 03-28-2002, 03:20 PM   #27
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it SHOULDNT hurt your transmission either, but i dont know for sure if it would for your specific car, so im not gonna say for sure.
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Old 03-30-2002, 04:54 AM   #28
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i can't believe this..

ok geniuses, this is how it's done.

faster cars (350 hp plus) run faster with a manually shifted automatic because a stock transmission is setup to shift the car if it had a stock powerband. with a modified engine, you move the power band up so you must manually shift it.
also, the torque converter has absolutely nothing with where the transmission shifts gears in relation to the rpm band. a torque converter's effect on a vehicle disappears as soon as the rpms climb above that of the converter's stall speed.

and for those of you who have seen a car older than 1995, a transmission as old as a th400 or th350 does not have a computer (crazy jane). it has valve bodies, pistons, springs and valves that control the shifts and the firmness of the shifts depending on the line pressure of the fluid inside the transmission. air assisted transmissions such as lenco's and jerico's cost upwards of 14000 dollars american and are not built for street duty.

and there isn't a stock transmission that exists today that will handle 700 ft /lbs torque race cars, at least not for any length of time.
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Old 03-30-2002, 05:47 PM   #29
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Re: i can't believe this..

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and there isn't a stock transmission that exists today that will handle 700 ft /lbs torque race cars, at least not for any length of time.
i have an article of a toyota supra running 1400hp on the stock 6-speed.

hell theres a camaro in my backyard with a stock turbo 400 putting out around 600hp and 700-750 torque on spray. had that tranny for 3 years now, and its a drag only car so u cant say its been driven easy.
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Old 03-31-2002, 10:22 PM   #30
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okay.

okay, well, i shouldn't have been so outright in my opinion on stock tranny's.
i myself have never seen a stock one that can take that much power, but i get surprised every day by shit that i didn't think was possible so, forgive me

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