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Old 03-20-2011, 02:11pm   #1
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Default Stall Converter & gears questions???

I have a 97 A4 (I got it used) when I look my RPO codes mine came with 2.73 gears but it was changed to the 3.42 Z gears does that make it a 3 rib diff because its from a Z? and is a 3 rib diff stronger is that the only difference?

Is there any easy way to tell what kind or how much of a stall converter is in the car? I see were some stock A4's owners say there car seem sluggish mine feels nothing like that in fact in will put you in your seat and snap your neck when it hits hard.

I know the gears are changed and pretty sure it has a high stall as well but how can I confirm the stall?
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Old 03-20-2011, 04:19pm   #2
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The 3 rib is stronger so I have been told, mine is out of a Z06 and it's a 3 rib. As for the stall a lot of people say a higher stall seems sluggish for normal driving but I think that was in the older days of the hole shots and such, todays converters are a lot tighter. I have a 3200 Vigilante and as far as I'm concerned it drives like a normal car until you mash the gas and then it's like a slingshot.

It's not a great method but you could try pumping up the brakes and then hold them as you start to give it gas, the tires should start to spin around the stall RPM but you will probbaly blow through the brakes before that happens and that's why it's not a great method.

I hear tell that you could also coast along around 15 MPH and then floor it, watch the tach and when the car takes off that is around your stall.

Best way would be having a data logger that you could actually go back and read data from a launch.

Maybe someone else has a better idea.
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Are we planning on doing some mods?
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I hear tell that you could also coast along around 15 MPH and then floor it, watch the tach and when the car takes off that is around your stall.
With this method around 3500 is when it takes off

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Are we planning on doing some mods?
Nothing good yet, I'm going to do some brakes and suspension stuff first.
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With this method around 3500 is when it takes off
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