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    automatic turbo?

    Hey i was reading around on the forum an i was wondering can i have a rear mounted turbo with an auto trans or do i have to swap to a 5speed



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    Re: automatic turbo?

    It can be done with the automatic trans, but the spool time on takeoff suffers.
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    Re: automatic turbo?

    If you do it, I wouldn't put to large of a turbo on there. Like 89t said there will be a lot of lag between rear mount, and the auto. A large turbo would make it even worse.
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    Re: automatic turbo?

    put a good cooler on the gearbox too

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    Re: automatic turbo?

    do it and take pix lol thats going to be my next project. a turbo coupe auto for the wife.

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    Re: automatic turbo?

    My car was automatic when I first put a turbo on it. Speaking from experience it was fast up top, but the take off really sucked. You could take the torque converter to a transmission shop and have and have the stall moved up a 1000 or 1500rpm. That alone will help the take off and spool time. All and all. I would rather have kept the automatic. If I could manually shift into first gear. What really sucked was starting off in drive and letting it shift into second then manually droping the gear shifter into second to hold the gear longer before giong into drive.

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    Re: automatic turbo?

    Add a big cooler to the transmission, and you should be okay with only a small increase in power. I would avoid a rear mount, though. With the low pricing of the cast manifolds in the Mosselman GB, I'd go that route. You'll have less lag, and you'll spend less setting it up.

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    Re: automatic turbo?

    To add, I would not even bother with an intercooler on a low boost, Low power, setup. Chances are you will do the larger injectors. That will aid in cylinder temp. I am not saying that you need injectors. Most will say you do, but in reality you don't. I ran stock injectors on 8 to 10psi with out leaning out. Just get a quality 1:1 fuel pressure regulator.


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