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Old 05-17-2011, 03:11 PM   #301
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The lever is for locking out reverse and park. The button on the handle and the button not seen in the picture (wasn't installed yet) is for locking the torque converter. These performance converters heat up the transmission (this is also why you want a transmission cooler). I honestly don't know the ins and outs, but I know if you don't have a lock up you'll have too much heat and horrible gas mileage. The lockup is for cruising in 4th gear. On a full auto transmission like mine the computer triggers the lockup (at 61mph in my case). In the 4L80 it can't be automatic. The black button on the side of the shifter triggers it. Obviously it could get tiring holding down that lockup button all the time on the freeway, so Owen installed a button next to the shifter for that purpose. You do have to push it again to unlock the converter though or the car will die when you come to a stop (at least I think that's what happens). Speedster could probably explain this better than me.
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Basically if it's locked and you try to stop it would lurch/bog down and die kind of like not pushing the clutch in before you stop? That would make sense.

Now with it locked, would that make the ratio 1:1 flywheel to 4th gear? Wonder if that's why the RPMs stay up and fuel mileage suffers. I'm just thinking out loud.
Converter Lock = Clutch Engaged

The 4L80E's 3rd gear is 1:1 This is still an overdrive transmission. If it were say a Turbo 400, then 3rd is 1:1 and you get crappier mileage.

As far as stoplights, it is a "double-whammy" with a fully manual tranny. You must both shut off the lockup converter AND put the shift lever back in to first before you try to takeoff again. If not you will smoke the clutches/bands rather quickly and the converter will hate you.

Just 'cause I am a complete retard - the SST has a speed sensor in its transmission computer such that when you go below a speed setting (that we can adjust) it will automagically make sure your TCC and gear are reset.
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Old 05-17-2011, 03:27 PM   #302
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I just am amazed by Kyle's, Russ' and Bruce's builds. I mean I never knew things like this existed until reading these build threads. Amazing!
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Old 05-17-2011, 03:32 PM   #303
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I just am amazed by Kyle's, Russ' and Bruce's builds. I mean I never knew things like this existed until reading these build threads. Amazing!
LOL...trust me...neither did I. In the beginning I was going to add an exhaust to my car and be done with it.
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Old 05-17-2011, 03:49 PM   #304
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I just am amazed by Kyle's, Russ' and Bruce's builds. I mean I never knew things like this existed until reading these build threads. Amazing!
dont forget Robert and brandi's twins.... read that thread if you havent yet!
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Old 05-17-2011, 03:54 PM   #305
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I just figured out superchargers! But truly an awesome build Kyle.
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Old 05-17-2011, 04:00 PM   #306
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You have to read Robs thread. It's great to get the turbo perspective.

Kyle, I have not forgiven you... not yet... I loose one silly race to Randy on street tires and you bail on me ...



Is it Fest III yet???

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Old 05-17-2011, 04:06 PM   #307
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You have to read Robs thread. It's great to get the turbo perspective.

Kyle, I have not forgiven you... not yet... I loose one silly race to Randy on street tires and you bail on me ...



Is it Fest III yet???

no no... just a change of pace.. but it is a PROVEN fact that I am faster with an Auto than a Manual. hahahaha
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Old 05-17-2011, 04:43 PM   #308
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Old 05-17-2011, 05:14 PM   #309
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You have to read Robs thread. It's great to get the turbo perspective.

Kyle, I have not forgiven you... not yet... I loose one silly race to Randy on street tires and you bail on me ...



Is it Fest III yet???

Chris, Just for you, and due to his bailing... I got your back.... I'm calling kyle out at the Fest Three.... Let it be known here and now, Team LS-3 will be redeemed TWICE.... Chris over Randy, and Robert over Kyle...
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Chris, Just for you, and due to his bailing... I got your back.... I'm calling kyle out at the Fest Three.... Let it be known here and now, Team LS-3 will be redeemed TWICE.... Chris over Randy, and Robert over Kyle...


Whoa........ I may need to get next years grudge thread going earlier than I thought.

Of course you know,,,,, you may come out on the other end with an auto tranny...... hahaha
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Old 05-17-2011, 05:47 PM   #311
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Chris, Just for you, and due to his bailing... I got your back.... I'm calling kyle out at the Fest Three.... Let it be known here and now, Team LS-3 will be redeemed TWICE.... Chris over Randy, and Robert over Kyle...
OH SHIT... Robert... why do you want to do that man! It is too far away to start this already!!

but if you must....

let me start with a quick bullet point of Mods that WILL now be complete before the fest.

- F1 Procharger
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- and an ARD built send me to the moon transmission.. .oh wait.. i already have that.


going to be a long year

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Whoa........ I may need to get next years grudge thread going earlier than I thought.
Of course you know,,,,, you may come out on the other end with an auto tranny...... hahaha
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Start the thread... I aint scared... Heck, I might own 6 turbo's by then....

And it'll be a cold day in Helabama when I have an auto in my Camaro...

There, I said it... 17th of May, 2011, at 19:47 Brazilian local time....
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OH SHIT... Robert... why do you want to do that man! It is too far away to start this already!!

but if you must....

let me start with a quick bullet point of Mods that WILL now be complete before the fest.

- F1 Procharger
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- more METH
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- and an ARD built send me to the moon transmission.. .oh wait.. i already have that.


going to be a long year



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We can wait on starting the thread... It is a tad early... but my call stands.... What are the best of friends for? if not for whoop'in and spur'in on each other....
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We can wait on starting the thread... It is a tad early... but my call stands.... What are the best of friends for? if not for whoop'in and spur'in on each other....
put it in the books guys and gals...

Auto vs Manual
North vs South
Good vs Evil
Young vs Old
Attractive vs .... well, that doesnt work... Robert is sexy as hell!


Camaro5Fest III we will have a couple 1000hp cars squaring off... and no.. Lingenfelter or LMR arnt playing.... these are daily drivers
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Start the thread... I aint scared... Heck, I might own 6 turbo's by then.......
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Old 05-17-2011, 07:22 PM   #316
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put it in the books guys and gals...

Auto vs Manual
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Attractive vs .... well, that doesnt work... Robert is sexy as hell!


Camaro5Fest III we will have a couple 1000hp cars squaring off... and no.. Lingenfelter or LMR arnt playing.... these are daily drivers
I'm drooling already!
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I'm in. Now. We need to recruit someone to run Mike and Russ.
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Hopefully I'll have my car finished by then. If so, I'm supposed to be running against Team LS3's Hugger Orange.
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And Bruce.................

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Old 05-18-2011, 08:34 AM   #320
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Grudge racing

This is what I live for a little Grudge racing!

"I'm calling kyle out at the Fest Three.... Let it be known here and now, Team LS-3 will be redeemed TWICE.... Chris over Randy, and Robert over Kyle..."

Quote from Robert, all I have to say about that is, pack a lunch son because its going to take you all day. lol

Buy cfest next year we will bring many 9 sec rides with us.

This should be fun

Later
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This is what I live for a little Grudge racing!

"I'm calling kyle out at the Fest Three.... Let it be known here and now, Team LS-3 will be redeemed TWICE.... Chris over Randy, and Robert over Kyle..."

Quote from Robert, all I have to say about that is, pack a lunch son because its going to take you all day. lol

Buy cfest next year we will bring many 9 sec rides with us.

This should be fun

Later
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Tsk tsk Owen hahaha. Stirring the pot.
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This is what I live for a little Grudge racing!

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"I'm calling kyle out at the Fest Three.... Let it be known here and now, Team LS-3 will be redeemed TWICE.... Chris over Randy, and Robert over Kyle..."
Quote from Robert, all I have to say about that is, pack a lunch son because its going to take you all day. lol

Buy cfest next year we will bring many 9 sec rides with us.

This should be fun

Later
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oooh... shiiiiiit.

Looks like I will be dropping my car back in Houston early next spring so we can get in MANY mods and MANY runs before the fest. WE WILL BE DIALED IN

Deaver... Russ... Mike... Owen... Brad...
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Loning up nicely, early.
That would be lingenfelter.. :thubmsup: OMG I'd love too see that race....
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This is what I live for a little Grudge racing!


Quote from Robert, all I have to say about that is, pack a lunch son because its going to take you all day. lol

Buy cfest next year we will bring many 9 sec rides with us.

This should be fun

Later
Owen
I'll pack a sack lunch... for Kyle... to eat while he is figuring out what to do next to try and catch me... Guess I need to bring Corey along if Kyle is bringing his tuner...

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Tsk tsk Owen hahaha. Stirring the pot.
This is a classic example of the Pot calling the Kettle Black...

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oooh... shiiiiiit.

Looks like I will be dropping my car back in Houston early next spring so we can get in MANY mods and MANY runs before the fest. WE WILL BE DIALED IN

Deaver... Russ... Mike... Owen... Brad...
How much practice do you need with an auto... It's a point and shoot race car... Psssshhhhhhh whatever...
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