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Old 01-21-2020, 11:01 AM   #15
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What about road course use? Wouldn't a stall overheat the trans? Also daily stop and go traffic?
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Old 01-21-2020, 05:26 PM   #16
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I daily mine in heat, snow, rain, traffic, highway, etc, and it stays cool thanks to the extra tranny cooler.

Honestly, the L99 should have come factory with 3.91s and a 3200 converter!!!
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Old 01-21-2020, 08:53 PM   #17
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I daily mine in heat, snow, rain, traffic, highway, etc, and it stays cool thanks to the extra tranny cooler.

Honestly, the L99 should have come factory with 3.91s and a 3200 converter!!!
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Old 01-21-2020, 09:04 PM   #18
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I daily mine in heat, snow, rain, traffic, highway, etc, and it stays cool thanks to the extra tranny cooler.

Honestly, the L99 should have come factory with 3.91s and a 3200 converter!!!
I daily mine in all of these conditions as well, except the snow. No way my car would get up/down the hills here.

But my 3200 stall, and 3.91, provide no benefit for daily driving. The benefit is at the drag strip, where I can launch the car at WOT, and hold it there. The only thing the converter does for daily driving is kill my city MPG.

I would never drive it like this on the street though. It would never hook from a start, it would spin/slide all over the road.
More importantly a danger to me and other drivers, and at WOT I'd quickly be exceeding speed limits by 30mph plus, good way to lose your license/go to jail. No thanks.

I'll have my fun where it's legal to do it.
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Old 01-23-2020, 05:40 PM   #19
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Maybe it doesn't help out in your daily driving, but it sounds like to me you don't really have anywhere you can actually drive your car and/or the speed limits are only 30 mph.


I also have no idea why you have no traction, unless I"m really on it my car hooks fairly well and I"m on somewhat worn Azurro AZ850s in 275, not the stickiest of tires.
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Old 01-23-2020, 07:13 PM   #20
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Aftermarket cam/converter is a good idea only when the converter is right for the cam.

I have stock cam and a converter. Recommendation of proper one to get given to me by by Circle D.

If I had a GPI stage I VVT cam, as the OP does, I would contact Ryan @ GPI before I added a converter, so I would have the PROPER one for this cam.

You can't just slap one in and call it good, it has to match the cam.

If you drive at lower RPM's like the OP stated he does, and you have a stalled converter, a transmission cooler is a must, along with a trans temp gauge. Unless you don't mind buying a new transmission.

As the OP has already stated, he just enjoys "getting on it when he can". So a converter is really not needed. If I wasn't taking my car to the dragstrip, I wouldn't have one. City gas MPG absolutely sucks with it. But you gotta pay to play.
Sorry I could have worded that better. I just meant it's a good performance mod I wasn't thinking about gas mileage or drivablity. I would always consult the manufacturer or tuner before adding a stall.
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Old 01-24-2020, 07:43 AM   #21
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I think you need to have GPI take a look at the tune. This is not a converter issue. Do you have a hand held tuner? See if Ryan can do an email tune and it could save you a drive. Better to tune it in person but it is worth a try to save a trip.
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