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racing from a roll in a4

This is a discussion on racing from a roll in a4 within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; i was just wondering what was the best way to race from a roll in a a4. i usually downshift ...

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    racing from a roll in a4

    i was just wondering what was the best way to race from a roll in a a4. i usually downshift from D to either 3 or 2. what do you guys do?

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    racing from a roll in a4

    i was just wondering what was the best way to race from a roll in a a4. i usually downshift from D to either 3 or 2. what do you guys do? and how do you guys race from a stop. i put it in 1 and shift till i smoke em.

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    straight to 3...going to 2 is pointless ....three eliminates OD and uses all the clutch packs when shifting...2 is technically only for towing ect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobrakiller99 View Post
    i was just wondering what was the best way to race from a roll in a a4. i usually downshift from D to either 3 or 2. what do you guys do? and how do you guys race from a stop. i put it in 1 and shift till i smoke em.
    just put it in 3rd..simply as that..the 4l60e's are designed to be shifted manually like that..keep it in third and you will get better times.

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    manually shifiting an A4....

    anyways, put it in third and go.. you cant shift better than your computer...

    A4 from a roll. dig.. lol..

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    Quote Originally Posted by lemons12 View Post
    manually shifiting an A4....

    anyways, put it in third and go.. you cant shift better than your computer...

    A4 from a roll. dig.. lol..
    actually i ran a faster time manually shifting my a4 than when i let it auto shift..

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_formula View Post
    actually i ran a faster time manually shifting my a4 than when i let it auto shift..
    ....................thats odd

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    it feels faster when i down shift when rolling. and it feels it has more torque when i shift from one from a dig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    ....................thats odd
    thats what we all thought..but its true...but my tranny holds second too long at high rpm so when i manual shift it i shift to third early to compensate for the delay...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobrakiller99 View Post
    it feels faster when i down shift when rolling. and it feels it has more torque when i shift from one from a dig.
    its the same gears..there is no more torque...your experiencing a downshift..if you throw it into third from a dig..it will perform/give out just as much power as shifting from 1-2-3.

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    is it bad for the transmisson by doing that?

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    usually how we do it down here is you slam it after the second honk..that way by the third one you are already in gear and taking off like you would be in a manual by the time the third honk hits

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    If you run faster manually, then you need a tune.

    The computer SHOULD do your shifting for you. Down and up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_formula View Post
    actually i ran a faster time manually shifting my a4 than when i let it auto shift..
    theres something wrong..

    Quote Originally Posted by cobrakiller99 View Post
    it feels faster when i down shift when rolling. and it feels it has more torque when i shift from one from a dig.
    of course it FEELS like it, your concentrating on something else instead of how fast your going, no more TQ... thats silly.

    Quote Originally Posted by blackhawk01 View Post
    usually how we do it down here is you slam it after the second honk..that way by the third one you are already in gear and taking off like you would be in a manual by the time the third honk hits
    yep you just got to time it right.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    If you run faster manually, then you need a tune.

    The computer SHOULD do your shifting for you. Down and up.
    +1, like i said something wrong.

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    if i am racing from a dig i just put it in drive but i do a lot of racing from about a 45mph roll, i just drop it in second as soon as take off push it to OD and let the computer do the shifting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    If you run faster manually, then you need a tune.

    The computer SHOULD do your shifting for you. Down and up.
    Beat me to it , A good tune and Mash it. WOT- WOT

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35thz28camaro View Post
    if i am racing from a dig i just put it in drive but i do a lot of racing from about a 45mph roll, i just drop it in second as soon as take off push it to OD and let the computer do the shifting
    weird...you want to have it in 3rd ALL THE TIME when you race....3rd gear will pull until 135mph..with 3.23s then you'd need to shift it into OD for fourth. 3rd uses al the clutch packs

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    ive done testing at the track where i shifted some runs down the track then i let the puter do its job
    the computer had better times
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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    weird...you want to have it in 3rd ALL THE TIME when you race....3rd gear will pull until 135mph..with 3.23s then you'd need to shift it into OD for fourth. 3rd uses al the clutch packs
    my car runs the same if i am od or 3rd, but in a roll race it is faster if i down shift, so my rpm's are up for the take off

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