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Old 06-10-2012, 11:53 AM   #41
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Pre-loading suspension has little to no effect when you're talking about 14-16 second cars. Just hit it from idle, trust me.
I agree with this too.I have Been running my Mustang all year and It makes no difference in 60" or ET. I can change mi 60' A tiny bit by going a little deeper on my staging light but not much. Generally It 60's in the 2.03, go in a bit deeper and it will go 2 flat. So it isnt a lot. Just my exsperiance
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Old 06-10-2012, 10:13 PM   #42
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Not on a stock converter. Even with an ATI 4,000 stall in a powerglide behind a BBF 460ci, I would cut quicker 60ft times and subsequently quicker 1/8th and 1/4 mile times leaving off idle (1.2x 60ft w/ t-brake, 1.3x off idle, and 1.3x-1.4x powerbraking). The transbrake always left harder than either one of course but in goofing around, powerbraking would always slow me down despite that it would get the rpm up higher. It's more about the sudden hit to the tires.

Pre-loading suspension has little to no effect when you're talking about 14-16 second cars. Just hit it from idle, trust me.
^ Thank You! Valuable Information. I'll have to try that next week at the drag strip, first time with my new converter on street slicks. My foot brake and Flash are about the same, I think foot brake is about 3600 and flash is 3500, so your saying it leaves harder flashing it?

I know my factory converter was so tight it woudl flash to 2400 and foot brake to 2200, was really pathetic, 2.54 best 60ft time I ever did. New converter will be a whole other story.
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Old 06-10-2012, 10:18 PM   #43
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Mine did about the same thing. The thing really doesnt start to make power till 3000 rpm. It really needs a stall around there or a bit closer to the peak torque to really 60' Like it should. I know there are converter companys out there that make converters drive like a street converter put stall like a race converter.
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Old 06-10-2012, 10:35 PM   #44
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3v thats the prob with the stang... Idk why ford came up with that motor
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Old 06-11-2012, 01:35 AM   #45
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Well I was talking about my focus in that post...However the mustang is pretty close to the same....a bunch more torque and A LOT faster. I love my 3V
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Im jus pickin i like mustangs alot ive owned about 6or 7 of them now but never a 3v personally but friends have them and you jus cant make them fast for cheap or to last even if you fork out the cash


For example my buddy has a 07 he has done s/c and now one turbo and it still hasnt went into the single digits at the track and im not talkin about a small turbo either its a 88mm
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Mine did about the same thing. The thing really doesnt start to make power till 3000 rpm. It really needs a stall around there or a bit closer to the peak torque to really 60' Like it should. I know there are converter companys out there that make converters drive like a street converter put stall like a race converter.
I had mine done by Andre @ Edge Racing Converters. It's a very streetable converter for 3500rpm. But as soon as you get the throttle down 1/4 ways the rpms shoot up to 3000-3500 and it pulls without even downshifting. Truly the best mod any automatic can do. Anything less then 3500rpm on a Zetec motor and you will bog it down off the line. 4000Rpm would be a perfect race converter, I've been told you want to get within 500-700rpm's of your peak torque. I'm not sure what a Duratec would need though.

I'm not sure what Lentech does for converter speeds but the few members that bought one had less then 3000rpm stall and IMO that's a waste, your leaving alot on the table. If I had a mustang I would see Andre or head over to Yank or PI.
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Im jus pickin i like mustangs alot ive owned about 6or 7 of them now but never a 3v personally but friends have them and you jus cant make them fast for cheap or to last even if you fork out the cash


For example my buddy has a 07 he has done s/c and now one turbo and it still hasnt went into the single digits at the track and im not talkin about a small turbo either its a 88mm
Sounds more like its not set up properly. We have a single digit roots 3v here. Its a street car at that even. Really there is no reason a 88mm shouldn't be down in the 8.60 range.
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I am going with TCI for the converter inn the mustang. Has 3000 stall should be close to perfect, plus its in a price range I can afford..

As far as the Duratech, IIRC the peak torque is around 4600 rpm. I'd have to look at my dyno to know for sure. That would be insane stall for a family car that has to get the kids to dr's and such
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Idk how to quote on this aggervating app, but its not set up poorly nor built wrong jus doesnt stay together long, seems to always be problems with it, my motto is ford is good for a fun DD toy, but if you wanna go fast build a chevy
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