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Old 03-16-2007, 10:33 AM   #1  
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was at the track last night and was cutting 2.5 60fts....... I was maxing out my stock converter at 1500rpm from the launch. I still have the stock 273 gears...
I did however beat a mr2 which made me a little more happy .

So what should I do? gears will help my 60' right? I want to do gears, shift kit,tourqe converter, 100shot. In that order
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Old 03-16-2007, 10:39 AM   #2  
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1. Tranny Cooler
2. Gears (4.10s are your friend)
3.Torque converter
4. Drag Radials
5. Shift kit
6. 100 shot

I wouldn't advise spraying a 100 shot with the stock AOD internals
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Old 03-16-2007, 10:46 AM   #3  
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Were you spinning off the line or with the gearing+power you simply can't cut a better 60'?

I know 4.6s and 5.0s are a lot different but +1 on the 4.10s and DRs. Those made a huge difference for me. That combined with "better driving skill" helped me cut 0.7 seconds off my 1/8th mile back when compared to my stock run.
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Old 03-16-2007, 10:51 AM   #4  
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I simply couldn't cut a better time. 2000rpm sucks for my car, once it gets to 2700 it has nice power but from 1500-2500 I feel like i'm in a coma.
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Old 03-16-2007, 11:24 AM   #5  
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I simply couldn't cut a better time. 2000rpm sucks for my car, once it gets to 2700 it has nice power but from 1500-2500 I feel like i'm in a coma.
It's going to feel that way until you get a nice custom built torque converter, get one from these guys http://www.edgeracingconverters.com/ . You'll love it! Feels like you added another 100 ft. lbs of tq.
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Old 03-16-2007, 07:11 PM   #6  
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I simply couldn't cut a better time. 2000rpm sucks for my car, once it gets to 2700 it has nice power but from 1500-2500 I feel like i'm in a coma.
It's going to feel that way until you get a nice custom built torque converter, get one from these guys http://www.edgeracingconverters.com/ . You'll love it! Feels like you added another 100 ft. lbs of tq.
would I need gears also? will gears by themselves help at all?
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Old 03-16-2007, 07:16 PM   #7  
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i dont know much about automatics but im 99% sure that gears alone will help a lot..they helped me a ton
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Old 03-16-2007, 07:19 PM   #8  
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gears will def help alot. get a set of 4.10's u will be happy..
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Old 03-16-2007, 10:16 PM   #9  
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If you do anything, get your tranny cooler first, anddo the gears before you do the stall. 2.73's, 3.08's, and 3.27's equal major heat build up when you're in first and second gear (before the converter locks in third gear). You will want 3.90'sor(numerically) higherso you're not in your stall range that long when you're just out crusing.
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Old 03-16-2007, 11:57 PM   #10  
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I was looking at trans coolers, I see that they range from $50-$250. I was just wondering if the expensive one with the fan is worth the extra money. (I don't mind spending it, just wondering if it's worth it)

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