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This is a discussion on Rev limiter within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; i am bouncing off of the rev limiter an wondering if theres anything about it that i can do, other ...

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    Rev limiter

    i am bouncing off of the rev limiter an wondering if theres anything about it that i can do, other than move it back...

    when i use 93 i bounce off of it harder and then some octane boost then it is even more.....it just sits there and hangs on the rev limiter for a couple seconds...

    any reply would help...
    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1speedster View Post
    i am bouncing off of the rev limiter an wondering if theres anything about it that i can do, other than move it back...

    when i use 93 i bounce off of it harder and then some octane boost then it is even more.....it just sits there and hangs on the rev limiter for a couple seconds...

    any reply would help...
    thanks
    I don't mean to over simplify the answer, but the obvious answer is: SHIFT SOONER.


    hypothetically if you change the rev limiter, but you don't change your bad driving habits then you will still bounce off of it, just at a higher RPM.

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    im guessin hes got an a4 lol

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    If it's an A4 I have the same problem, i Just had the transmission rebuilt, with a different clutch pack and a shift kit. and when ever i get into 4 th gear and am really getting on it, it bounces off the rev limiter. The guy that rebuilt the transmission said that I needed to get the shift points recalibrated, since the shift kit and new 9 clutch pack. I think i have heard that the a4 transmissions shift points are electonically controlled by the computer. is this true and if i get it re calibrated will it fix the problem?

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    Tune work will take care of it.

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    yea im a A4...obvouisly id know when to shift
    anyway,

    if i have it in drive is when i bounces off
    if i shift by hand going from 1st to 2nd it doesnt do it because i can shift before it gets there but then at 2nd to 3rd even if i put it in 3rd at 3500 it will wait till 5800 to shift and then it just rides the limiter...


    clg82 - - if u are an auto i have a question...when i am on it hard. i never get to fourth ill run it out at 155 in 3rd as long as im on it my overdrive never kicks in....

    i just got a new transmisson...wanting a shift kit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Tune work will take care of it.
    as in a tuner....which one is the best bang ofr the buck...

    i no a frequent asked question

    thanks for the help

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1speedster View Post
    yea im a A4...obvouisly id know when to shift
    anyway,

    if i have it in drive is when i bounces off
    if i shift by hand going from 1st to 2nd it doesnt do it because i can shift before it gets there but then at 2nd to 3rd even if i put it in 3rd at 3500 it will wait till 5800 to shift and then it just rides the limiter...


    clg82 - - if u are an auto i have a question...when i am on it hard. i never get to fourth ill run it out at 155 in 3rd as long as im on it my overdrive never kicks in....

    i just got a new transmisson...wanting a shift kit
    not sure what kind of shift kit they put in, but all i know is i chirp second like theres no tomorrow. as far as getting to fourth when i race i just leave that sucker in drive, it shifts perfectly on it's own (well it used to ) i just need to get a tune.
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    all i want is rubber in second..
    it doesnt seem like im close..

    im bone stock

    i seen in the hot rod issue the is a boost valve for 62 bucks...where is that located..
    i have heard of boosting line pressure is that done by a hand held programmer?

    where u plan on gettin a tune?

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    Bone stock eh? I figured maybe you had a few mods creating an issue with shifting.


    Line pressure issue?? A tune may be able to fix that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1speedster View Post
    all i want is rubber in second..
    it doesnt seem like im close..

    im bone stock

    i seen in the hot rod issue the is a boost valve for 62 bucks...where is that located..
    i have heard of boosting line pressure is that done by a hand held programmer?

    where u plan on gettin a tune?
    i live in southern california and am planning on getting a full dyno tune, i plan on getting gears installed the same time, so that is why i am getting the tune, to also fix my shift points as well. never heard of the boost valve, even when i was bone stock, i was beating ws6's. I ran 13.2 bone stock at route 66 raceway in illinois. i have heard that some trans ams came off of the factory line faster then others, not sure how much truth there is to that maybe someone else can answer that. I would think you would be able to break it loose in second or at least hear a chirp , and i don't understand why you would have shifting issues if you are bone stock. p.s. make sure that traction control is turned off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1speedster View Post
    all i want is rubber in second..
    it doesnt seem like im close..

    im bone stock

    i seen in the hot rod issue the is a boost valve for 62 bucks...where is that located..
    i have heard of boosting line pressure is that done by a hand held programmer?

    where u plan on gettin a tune?
    what gears does your car have back there 2.73's or 3.23's?
    (easy way to answer is... aluminum driveshaft is 3.23...rusty steel driveshaft = 2.73... )

    cause my car bone stock would chirp that 2nd gear real nice ( with the 3.23)

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    a4 2.73
    i dunno whether the issue is that i have ran the hell outa my car..
    but even when i got it i seem along way from rubber in second.

    but there is a "boost valve" ive seen, that raises line pressure i dunno if it would benifit or not...

    i want mods..but im 16 and parents wont let me..
    im thinking gears if i can get some money saved up moms to dumb to know the diffrence.lol

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    SLP Lid and Drop in KN... would actually be something they wouldn't even notice... unless they frequently look under your hood to scope for Mods

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    ive got the k&n filter that seemed to give me a little but it made me bounce off the limiter a little more...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1speedster View Post
    ive got the k&n filter that seemed to give me a little but it made me bounce off the limiter a little more...
    well that sucks

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    when you leave it in drive and just get on it and not shift manually does it do it as well? also how can you tell if you have 3.23 or 2.73?

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    Quote Originally Posted by clg82 View Post
    when you leave it in drive and just get on it and not shift manually does it do it as well? also how can you tell if you have 3.23 or 2.73?
    there's a Door Code... but there's 2 other ways... #1... the 3.23 should do 60mph at around 1700rpm (atleast mine does)... and 70 at around 2000rpm...

    #2 also if you look underneath and see a rusty steel driveshaft...then that's the 2.73s... cause the 3.23's came with an Aluminum Driveshaft...that always stays very nice...

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    Quote Originally Posted by clg82 View Post
    when you leave it in drive and just get on it and not shift manually does it do it as well? also how can you tell if you have 3.23 or 2.73?
    My car right now... Scratches 2nd... no matter what I do... Shift it... or leave it in OD... (it actually does it longer in OD)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rikki_SeVeN View Post
    My car right now... Scratches 2nd... no matter what I do... Shift it... or leave it in OD... (it actually does it longer in OD)...
    mine too

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