So as a few of you may know I bought the car to manual swap.
My last SN was a bolt on 5.4, and my t45 didn't care for either 5th or reverse..go figure.
Well a decision was made about the car when I realized what I yanked out of it.
Suddenly my automatic is looking promising.
I've still gotten 85% of the stuff for a manual swap.
So here goes...
Important or not...top speed? Yes
.I've been known on a quiet night to peg a speedometer..
Is a the 4r70w geared well enough for at least 150?
Assuming power and probably a 4.10 rear.
Stupid I know...But i fully digress to burying a needle once in a blue moon.
Safety and such aside...i am well aware..Germany spoiled me.
My immature question aside...let's talk business.
Let's keep it stock stall for now..
I'm assuming J Mod is high on the list...along with some fresh fluid and attention.
will hold 400tq?
Even with the automatic power loss..I figure a spray of nitrous can still make good torque.
Secondly...adding a secondary cooler, yay or nay?
Not going to lie...I upshift 98% of the time.
Holding til around 2500...stock gearing..
But I don't downshift, and only go to 1 at a dead stop.
But it was meant to be yanked.
Now if memory serves, an auto is a prime drag machine. Granted I said no stall...unless I keep it.
But the shock is generally less to the axles, it's rated for more power than a T45 anyway.
And I suppose PI swapped I may be able to get to 250hp/300tq...not that I'm gunning for numbers..
But I'm sure many would agree, it's nice to have a gaol, just because.
My plan assuming the auto stays..
Mac longtubes(hoping to offset the HP deficit of not going 5spd)
But I've been reading some bad things about nitrous and the t45.
So before I finalize a purchase.
I'm trying to get solid info from guys with autos.
So hopefully I'll get answers and advice.
It just hit me last night...I'm building a drag car...why not be consistent, and put the swap money, into power/suspension
But nothing is set.
Well, the car has a purpose, but now at the crunch time...I'm in crisis.
Let's bat this??