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This is a discussion on ?? about torque converters within the Automatic Transmission forums, part of the Drivetrain category; My car is mostly stock A4 , save for a slp lid and cutout. On my street tires I I ...

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    ?? about torque converters

    My car is mostly stock A4 , save for a slp lid and cutout. On my street tires I I ran a best of 8.70@83.90 with a 2.095 60 foot. Then I bought Nitto drags , and now I can even get in the 2.0's 60foot. Mostly in the 2.1-2.2's. Now I usually run 8.85's@82. The funny thing is that I am not even spinning. On the launch it takes off hard but then inmediately bogs or seems like it grabs too much. Then SLOWLY the rpms start climbing. It seems like I NEED to take off at a higher rpm. I was thinking of a Yank 3600, will this be too much for the street? Has anybody had this problem before with their A4?

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    3600 is fine...just remember...if your running a stock 10 bolt..with DRs...say good bye...also the bogging might be to your suspension..if everything isnt set up right then you dont get good weight and power transfer.

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    At this moment I have stock suspension. Does removing the front swaybar help? What other suspension mods can I do to help it even more. Is DR's that bad with an Automatic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    3600 is fine...just remember...if your running a stock 10 bolt..with DRs...say good bye...also the bogging might be to your suspension..if everything isnt set up right then you dont get good weight and power transfer.
    depends what DRs. unless they are slicks, hell be fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 98_ls1maro View Post
    Is DR's that bad with an Automatic?

    just dont use a slick style dr and you will be fine.
    ive been running DRs for 4+ years and all is good

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhraformula View Post
    just dont use a slick style dr and you will be fine.
    ive been running DRs for 4+ years and all is good
    What dr's are you using???
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    Quote Originally Posted by 98_ls1maro View Post
    At this moment I have stock suspension. Does removing the front swaybar help? What other suspension mods can I do to help it even more. Is DR's that bad with an Automatic?

    Yes removing or unhooking the front sway bar might help, but I don't recommend this on a street driven car.

    Parts that will help:

    1 If you donít want to get torque dents on your car get some subframe connectors. Also this makes the car much stiffer so you donít loose any power to body flex.
    2 Relocation brackets
    3 New torque arm
    4 Set of adjustable shocks
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    Quote Originally Posted by 99DROPTOPZ View Post
    What dr's are you using???
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    I am using Nittos DR(245/50/16). As of now they hook pretty good. TOO good I would say. What are some good adjustable shocks?? I am thinking of doing rear V6 springs also, and 3.73 gears.

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    i heard this before how DRs slowed them down bc of bogging and not spining and rpms. there is a thread around here but couldnt find it. not sure if its true but... but a nice TC wont hurt
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    Yeah it sucks man, I thought I was going to improve my times. I guess I'll have to go back to street tires until I get my converter.

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    More power-- and or a stall converter--I have BFG DR's and they are great & a 2600 stall for my DD--lower gears would help too---Do you know your rear dif. ratio ?

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    I have 3.23's

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98_ls1maro View Post
    I have 3.23's
    That would explain the bog !!---stock power-- with a stock converter and 3.23's---3 things that are working against a quick leave-

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