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Postby Jeffs » Mon Aug 14, 2006 9:18 pm

next time you race him, tell him to put his car in neutral, rev the engine to about 2-3K and place it in D, might get a better launch that way :lol:
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Postby screenname » Mon Aug 14, 2006 9:24 pm

Neutral drops are BAD! They'll destroy your engine mounts after a while. :evil:

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Postby six » Mon Aug 14, 2006 10:20 pm

Jeffs wrote:next time you race him, tell him to put his car in neutral, rev the engine to about 2-3K and place it in D, might get a better launch that way :lol:


Nope. Not good. Best way to launch an automatic is brake torque. Hold the brake down as hard as you can while you build up torque in the torque converter (hold the gas down). Light goes green -> dump the brake -> you shoot.
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Postby Jeffs » Tue Aug 15, 2006 3:26 am

hahahahahaha you're right i totally forgot about brake torquing in an auto. At least that way you only destroy the brakes and not the tranny which is much harder to replace. :lol:
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Postby Sypher » Tue Aug 15, 2006 12:04 pm

Jeffs wrote:hahahahahaha you're right i totally forgot about brake torquing in an auto. At least that way you only destroy the brakes and not the tranny which is much harder to replace. :lol:


Actually torque braking destroys the drivetrain, and not the brakes becasue the car wants to move, but you are preventing it from doing so.
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Postby six » Tue Aug 15, 2006 12:22 pm

Yeah, it won't affect the brakes at all; they are not slipping. It's like a clutch. If it isn't slipping, it isn't wearing.
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Postby eaglecatcher » Tue Aug 15, 2006 6:49 pm

I was toying around in my dads car, waiting for him to come out of the store and I found that you dont even have to engage the brake to shift, all you have to do is just basicaly rest your foot on the brake. There is a bit of room, to where you can push the brake just a bit, and the brakes dont move, just the brake lights turn on, and it allows you to shift. So I could be driving down the street, flashing my brake lights at people, and not slow down a bit. I was doing some synchronized light flashing to the music in the car, and my brother was like "hey, the lights in the back are flashing to the beat of the music" i just laughed and laughed.

BTW, when we went on our trip, my dad rented an 06 toyota avalon, and when he floored it, no it didn't have that much power, but it would rev all the way up to about 6k before shifting. It was pretty cool. I never got to drive it though, and he never even used the tiptronic. Its better than an auto, but still not as good as a real stick
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Postby Sypher » Wed Aug 16, 2006 11:10 am

eaglecatcher wrote:I was toying around in my dads car, waiting for him to come out of the store and I found that you dont even have to engage the brake to shift, all you have to do is just basicaly rest your foot on the brake. There is a bit of room, to where you can push the brake just a bit, and the brakes dont move, just the brake lights turn on, and it allows you to shift. So I could be driving down the street, flashing my brake lights at people, and not slow down a bit. I was doing some synchronized light flashing to the music in the car, and my brother was like "hey, the lights in the back are flashing to the beat of the music" i just laughed and laughed.


There are certain positions on an automatic that you can move the stick to without braking, or pushing in the lil knob; like from R to D, D to N, 1 to 2, and 2 to 3 or D
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Postby Bodder » Thu Aug 17, 2006 4:38 pm

A heated debate so let me help you guys out,

Automatic base word auto. In car sense an Automatic car with well, Automaticlly change for you. I don't know much about the mechanics but I would think that and automatic car is programmed to be driven in the powerband rpms. When I floor my gas *Very Rare* the car shifts at a lot higher rpm then when what it would do just normally driving at the speed.

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Postby eaglecatcher » Thu Aug 17, 2006 7:18 pm

yeah, I have noticed that when I drive normal, it shifts at like 3000, but when I have the gas down, to merge and quickly get up to speed on the street, I have found it shifts more towards like 5k or 6k at the most.
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Postby Sypher » Sat Aug 19, 2006 12:30 pm

Bodder wrote:A heated debate so let me help you guys out,

Automatic base word auto. In car sense an Automatic car with well, Automaticlly change for you. I don't know much about the mechanics but I would think that and automatic car is programmed to be driven in the powerband rpms. When I floor my gas *Very Rare* the car shifts at a lot higher rpm then when what it would do just normally driving at the speed.

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No, you are absolutely right. When the gas is floored, this signals the computer to shift at the appropriate point where the next gear is able to fall back into the powerband. Shifting an auto tranny manually doesnt do this (if you dont know the car that is).
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Postby eaglecatcher » Sun Aug 20, 2006 6:18 pm

my moms jag, is an auto. the shift pattern is a U, there is the PRND, on the right side of the u,and on the left side, it goes 5432. It is a 6 speed, so say you were cruising down the highway in 6th, could you move the stick over to the 4, and pass someone, and then pop it back into D? that would cause some strain right?
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Postby six » Sun Aug 20, 2006 6:43 pm

To pass someone, just floor the gas in D. The transmission will downshift for you much more efficiently than you trying to force the car into 4th.
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Postby eaglecatcher » Sun Aug 20, 2006 7:32 pm

On some cars though, the tranny is retarded, and just kinda flops around like a big huge lazy dog.
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Postby six » Sun Aug 20, 2006 7:33 pm

Yeah, that's true. In the old Ford Aerostar I use to drive, a long time ago, it would take like 3 seconds for it to downshift.
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