Auto trans. noob-ish questions
I'm still trying to build me a street/strip 69 Cougar but i've got some stupid questions about automatic transmissions..
Until now, i just put it in "D" and stomped the right foot.
But, here in Europe 90% of cars are manual. I know nothing really, about automatic transmissions..
My car has an FMX transmission, and one of the biggest questions i have to do is: what if my engine will have 2000-6500 power curve and my transmission shifts way too early? Could i launch on the quarter mile in first, then shift at high rpms into second and then into D without damaging something? transmission will not receive nothing except an high stall converter, a transmission cooler and maybe a shift kit..
Oh, right, about shift kits. From what i understand the only purpose of a shift kit is to produce an harder, firmer shift, using softer or harder springs, right? I read shomething about TransGo shift kits that was also referring to manual shift option but i just do not understand what it really does..
ps. i was referring to power curve, maybe my roller cam specs will be helpful.
Advertised Duration intake 275 exhaust 281
duration @ .050: intake 224 exhaust 230 lobe separation 112.0
valve lift intake 536 exhaust 544
thanks in advance,
i hope you'll be helpful..