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Old 06-21-2006, 04:21 AM   #31
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Originally posted by nomoreavril
keeping the gas down while shifting? thats new, must be some secret racer trick, i'm not gonna try it, i dont want to blow an engine.

Its called WOT shifting I do it at the dragstrip so my boost would not drop.
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Old 06-21-2006, 09:34 AM   #32
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Originally posted by Auto0utcast
... powershifting isnt healthy either. will it improve track times.. without a doubt, but i dont want every 17 and 18 yr old kid that reads "powershift your car at the strip" to go out and try it, ruin their vehicle and be out of a ride because of it.

When learning how to powershift, one should practice doing it on a vehicle that already has a trannie that's "on it's way out", or is "in need of repair/replacement". LOL

Me? I didn't have that luxury, so when I wanted to learn how to powershift some 20 years ago, I had to do it on a good trannie.

It was scary!

... for that extra tenth or 2 ill just shift rather quickly while removing my foot from the gas for that split second and have a lil more peace of mind.
Yup. Powershifting will gain someone a 1/10 or two in the 1/4 mile, so each individual person has to weigh out the plus/minuses of doing it.

But I gotta tell 'ya something though, because I've been doing it for so long, that if I'm racing through the gears I would have to plan ahead NOT TO DO IT.

Otherwise, it just comes naturally for me now.

some cars have better built drivetrains than others...
You're on a roll here A/O. Correct again! Different cars have different abilities as far as what their trannies can handle.

I remember when I was racing 5 liter Mustangs, that I eventually had to buy an aftermarket "beefed up" Borg Warner trannie. This was because the stock B/W trannie's torque rating limits were WAY too close to the amount of torque that my car was actually putting out.

... the focus mtx75 isnt going to hold up to that kind of abuse at the dragstrip for very long.
Is that the same trannie that's in my ST Travis?

Man, I hope not ...
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Old 06-21-2006, 10:54 AM   #33
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yes, the focuses all share the mtx 75(unless auto or svt) so BE VERY VERY CAREFUL when attempting to powershift a focus.
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Old 06-21-2006, 11:18 AM   #34
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Originally posted by chad_p71
you were running 15.5s easy with just that stuff?! What did you run before you adding that stuff?
Now that there done arguing ,

I hadn't taken my car to the track before doing those mod's. I think the AEM CAI improves driveability and not so much a power adder. The mount is a must. It keeps the car from banging the tranny and getting wheelhop.
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