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Why'd ya skip the trans-brake?

... I want to know when everyone will catch on and start running open chain single-speed "transfercases" like the 4x4 drag cars.. plenty of beefy 'glides and open chain 'cases running around here.. and they hold up to PLENTY of power..
 

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I have a question. I've never run an auto, but I've heard from a couple of
sources that if you get an auto equipped vehicle on a severe angle you can
starve the auto for fluid and fawk it up rather badly. True, not true ????????
 

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Only when you repeatedly lay it on it's side:flipoff2: I can't imagine running it for so long at a speed high enough to starve it. Think about the time required to really starve it and and how fast you'd have to be going to create the heat and such required to burn it up. Just my opinion but I think that would be tough. Of course, I have never done it either so what do I know?
 

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For you the higher stall convertor seemed to work better but, with the higher stall convertor you would loose some of the engine braking that guys with manuals love, right?

Good write up. It gave me some things to think about, as far as convertor selection.
 

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skulltoy said:
They are not illegal, just says in the rules you need to have it approved by the marshall. We've been running one for 2 years...
Damn, I seem to remember the rules stating they were not permitted. But you're right, I went back and re-read them... Looks like it's time for a retrofit this offseason. :D
 

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Yes, you would have reduced engine braking requiring the use of more brake pedal. The followup question is why do you need engine braking?...that's what brakes are for.
And if someone tells me it's because you're not supposed to use a clutch when going downhill, I"ll laugh at you because you believe that wive's tale. :D
 

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So who's going to post up the guidelines for torque converter selection? New to the auto game, inquiring minds need info. Any rules of thumb out there?
 

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Lance said:
My brakes actually work BETTER because gearing no longer overpowers the brakes... So going downhill is MUCH more controlled...
This is exactly the reason why I went high stall with my C6. Just need lot's of heat exchangers.
 
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