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Automatic shifting

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by SolPWR, Feb 8, 2004.

  1. SolPWR

    SolPWR Senior Member

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    There is a lot of talk about auto's lately and I was wondering on a regular automatic can you sift it like a tiptronic type?

    ie Start in D2 or L whatever, go throughout RPM's shift to D3, then D4


    would this hurt the tranny?

    any gains out of this?
     
  2. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    only advantage is makeing the engine rev out to a higher RPM

    still gunna have that shitty slushbox shift though
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    and it won't make anymore poeer anyway.

    put it drive and mash it
     
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    ef9civicgen4 Senior Member

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    If you want to drive it like a manual, make it a 5 speed. youll tear the shit out of an automaitic. thats how i burnt up my auto (when it still was an auto)

    i have a friend who bought a 98 Kia, 2 months after buying it and manually shifting an automatic the transittion would no longer automatically shift. so now he has a tranny that wont shift on its own, and drives like sjit unless your going pretty much balls out. (balls out on a kia isnt really fast at all)
     
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    haccord141 Senior Member

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    I wouldn't cuase my auto tranny blew, and it costed me 2 g's to fix it, with that much i could have a manuel installed.
     
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    tab Super Moderator

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    My F22A auto has been connected to my H22A engine for a year. I almost always shift manually, otherwise the computer would shift transmission at 6200 rpms.

    The transmission, like the chassis, has 224k, and I rod the piss out of it. I am not arguing that it doesn't shorten the life of the transmission, but it won't kill the tranny fast either.

    The major downfall is trying to shift into D1 when >30mph. The computer will let you shift down, but not if it thinks you're going too fast. Part of this is having the wrong TCU.
     
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