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Hey guys, say i wanted to race, (i wanna beat some cavi´s) and i have a 95 EGT, stock, K&N Air Filter, New exhaust, but how would i go about racing in an automatic, like shoudl i pin it until i get too acertain RMP then let it shift again.. or hows the best way to do this. Any successful 95 EGT Auto Racers out there?
 

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Since you have a GT you´ll want to rev it up to like 6k when you shift I guess. So here´s how ya do it- Start out in low/1st, then shift up when you want 2nd gear. Once it grabs 2nd put it back into low and it will hold 2nd until you shift back up again. After that I think you put it in D unless you have 1/2/3/D/OD slots. I am not very familiar with the autos so I´m not positive. But that´s how you get it to shift when you want. One thing to note is that I heard this for an LX, which has the 1.9, and I don´t know if the tranny is the same (I know the 5-speed is different but the auto is the same I think). So maybe someone else can clarify this for me.
 

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I guess I would be the most sucseefull auto racer with my 96 GT. The auto GT´s go L,D,OD the D is 2nd, and 3rd. Kind of sucks because I would like to control all four gears. I know the 90-94 protege has 1,2,D,OD. I wonder if it´s the same tranny... Because I´m thinking of putting in a ratchet shifter and tricking the tranny so I can shift all 4 foward gears. Any way if I were you I would go from a 10-15mph roll. Put it in low and shift it up at 6400rpm after that the power drops off. The auto´s are a dog from a dead stop unless you have a high stall converter.
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[ Edited by Onegimp On Date 11-03-2002 ]
 

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Your right sleeper that is the way to do it. mine is auto and thats hwat i do with it. An if you get the flow down right no one will know it ain´t stick either, like letting off the gas when you shift it and then getting back on, like you let the clutch in and out. I usually let it wind out till about 6k or 6,500.
 

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ah yes a high stall torque converter......my neighbor has a 67 Mustang with a 351 in it. Because its an auto he uses a 2400rpm TC. Works great, tough car to beat.
 

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spooki to see a quick demonstration of a torque converters stall speed start the car put it in gear, step on the brake damn hard and hit the gas with your other foot. watch what the tach does it goes up to about 2500 rpms and stays there. that would be a 2500 rpm stall converter. a converter that stalls at 3500 would get the car into its power band faster as it allows the rpms to climb higher. I wish i could find the right word to describe this -sorry.
 

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i found a company that supposingly sells rebuilt converters for our trannys (lx auto) that stalls to 2800, price with a core is about 150 bucks! Is that a good stall speed? I will get one if it is. Also, anyone know what the stock converter stalls to?
 
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