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Caerie
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Caerie Jun 16, 4:21am - #21327 

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possible help for autos

Hey gang, I'm going to show my ignorance of mechanical things here, but a friend of mine told me that to help out my Auto GTS off the line, I should get a new torque converter. This should raise the auto stall speed to about 3500 rpms. If we could launch at 3500 RPMS we wouldn't be NEAR as slow. Any ideas how to do this or if this is feasible?

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Steven Jun 16, 5:53am - #21328 
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what's wrong with just stepping on the gas and going?
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Rone0seveN Jun 16, 5:56am - #21329 

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problem it's the launch is horrible you can only launch at 2000rpms!!! thumbsdown

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isaac Jun 16, 7:08am - #21330 
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turn your OverDrive off... then you will get the effect you are looking for

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Caerie Jun 16, 2:28pm - #21331 

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Even in manual mode and/or with overdrive off the auto will only launch at around 1500 to 2000 rpm's doing a "brake stand". Its a real crawl till about 15-20 mph.

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DiabloGTS Jun 16, 2:52pm - #21332 

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tomsgts Jun 16, 3:04pm - #21333 
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it would be possible if there is a company that makes a converter with a higher stall speed, but i don't think anyone makes one for our cars
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Caerie
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Caerie Jun 16, 3:29pm - #21334 

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Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
That's why you should buy a stick smile

If you don't know how, it's not hard to learn.

My sister picked it up in an afternoon

*grin* I learned on a stick. Didn't drive an auto for several years later. I was thinking of driving in traffic, not pure speed when I purchased though wink
There are plusses and minuses to both. And it IS feasible to swap an auto to a manual in the celica, it just costs about 2.5k - 3k dollars. I don't think that's worth it considering that I spent extra on the auto to begin with (as a wise person once pointed out). So if I could make the auto not so sluggish off the line, it would be "good enough" smile

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VSGTS14 Jun 16, 7:26pm - #21335 

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