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Old 08-09-2004, 12:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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ive seen my friend put new 4 10 gears in his minivan for pulling i was wondering if i could put new gears for better off the line in my auto?
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If you're going to be spending that kind of money you should just get a manual...
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For 1/4, auto is more consistent, you dont need to upgrade auto trany to get a better launch then manual.
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You're never gonna get a good launch with an auto without either a) the gnarliest brake stand in history or b ) a neutral drop (which will make your engine cry).
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c) a high stall torque converter

Um you could go for the differential out of a 318 manual or auto. I can't remember the ratio for it.
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b ) a neutral drop (which will make your engine cry).
if it makes the engine cry, I can only image what it does to the transmission & diff
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c) a high stall torque converter

Um you could go for the differential out of a 318 manual or auto. I can't remember the ratio for it.
if he has a 318 auto he really cant get a better gear ratio. If he has a 32X then he can't swap the 318 diff. It is a different shap, needs a different subframe and a different size drive shaft, among other things.
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man ..... this sucks this is all because my silly older brother who said i dont wanna drive a manual , damn him and him only being home enough from college to need to use my car
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