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Turbocharging an automatic. Good or bad ?

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Old 12-13-2006, 04:17 PM
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Is it really a good idea (feasible) to turbo an automatic ?

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Old 12-13-2006, 04:24 PM
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it can be done but you may need to strengthen the trans a bit but if you are drag racing it is a good thing keep the power in it and never miss a shift
 
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Old 12-13-2006, 04:26 PM
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I had a boosted auto.....its ok if u keep the power low........but the tranny does take a beating
 
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Old 12-13-2006, 04:27 PM
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I dont know what it is about people ******* an auto turbo so bad. Its starting to **** me off frankly and its ignorant to really say so in the first place. It is very possible and it will be fine as long as you keep it on moderate boost like 6 or 7 psi.
 
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Old 12-13-2006, 04:58 PM
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Default RE: Turbocharging an automatic. Good or bad ?

how would I strengthen my transmission ? Would I have to buy a totally new trans?
 
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i would never do it, you would regret it as time passes by...
 
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how would I strengthen my transmission ? Would I have to buy a totally new trans?
http://www.tciauto.com/Products/Spor...ct/default.asp

I've heard their racing overhaul kits are good for 300hp. Might wanna contact them to be sure though.
 
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Old 12-19-2006, 11:32 AM
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ya id say if ya built the tranny to handle it it should be fine....

BUT LIKE ANY TRANNY..... its only built for so much power..... adding more power will obiously push your system harder.. and definatly need to be upgraded...........





 
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Old 12-19-2006, 02:27 PM
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if you really WANT to upgrade, get a high stall torque converter......i had 10 psi on my auto for awhile, and then the motor blew up lol
 
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Old 12-20-2006, 11:35 AM
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i had 10 psi on my auto for awhile, and then the motor blew up lol


lol yea but wasnt it cuz of your oil pump or something, not the boost?

And get a Stage 2 clutch and flywheel, thatd help
 
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