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How to drag race a A4 ?

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    How to drag race a A4 ?

    stuiped question but i felt like i needed to ask it lol ... would it be better to manual shift my a4*460le* (98 z28 with bolt ons) or put it in drive and let it shift itself ? also is it better to race in Drive with overdrive or drive ? the reason i ask is i want to cut down my times alittle bit, every little bit counts ? lol

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    leave it in drive...

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    ^^^^ He's right. Leave it in drive and let it shift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98Z28importslayer View Post
    stuiped question but i felt like i needed to ask it lol ... would it be better to manual shift my a4*460le* (98 z28 with bolt ons) or put it in drive and let it shift itself ? also is it better to race in Drive with overdrive or drive ? the reason i ask is i want to cut down my times alittle bit, every little bit counts ? lol
    should have got a 6 speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitro_Junkie97 View Post
    should have got a 6 speed.
    Not if your going to drag race!! Especially if you plan on putting some real power down eventually. 6 speeds are alot harder on drivetran components. So nothing wrong with an A4.

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    I have always left my auto cars in drive (if 3 speed) and in overdrive (if 4 speed auto)

    I tune the shift points via computer if computer controlled,,,,or the governor (non computer).

    Works just fine once you figure out where the motor wants to be. Much more consistent too. If you find your car going faster because you are shifting it,,,,it just means your shift points aren't optimized in the tune/governor and needs to be adjusted accordingly.

    No real reason to shift an auto manually unless you run a manual valve body,,,,use the automatic for what it's designed for.

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    i also have an a4 and was .3 sec faster when i let it shift itself in drive then when i did it manually

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleeper101 View Post
    Not if your going to drag race!! Especially if you plan on putting some real power down eventually. 6 speeds are alot harder on drivetran components. So nothing wrong with an A4.
    True that. I am still on my stock rear.

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    I leave it in D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleeper101 View Post
    Not if your going to drag race!! Especially if you plan on putting some real power down eventually. 6 speeds are alot harder on drivetran components. So nothing wrong with an A4.

    I bought an A4 so I could drag race.....I'll have an M6 as my DD one day.

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