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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I have hit another snag in the
decision making progress of my Forester STi build, and I was wondering if anyone could help me out.
Because of the very high cost of a manual transmission + install, my
forester XT is going to be an automatic : ( for at least a year
after I have most of my other parts I plan to buy installed. I recently
read somewhere that because of how long it takes for an automatic
transmission to get up in rpm's and gears compared with a manual one, a
turbo as large as a td05 18g will take a long time to hit full boost to
the point where it would supposedly be really annoying. After hearing
this I started wondering whether or not I should go smaller with a TD05
EVO III big 16g turbo instead. Do you think going with the 16g will
make much of a difference? And do you think the problem with added
turbo lag due to an automatic transmission is valid in the first place?
If so, if I did decide to go with the 18g as originally planned, could
this extra lag be fixed with some proper tuning?:icon_question:
 

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Where in NJ are you? Im in Monmouth County...I have a 68HTA paired up with an Auto Trans...but I have a high stall converter so = no lag.
I am in ocean county. (bricktown) we dony see to many XTs around us do we? :biggrin:

Might be a stupid question, but what is a high stall converter???
 

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A high stall converter is part of the auto trans..when you raise the stall speed of it, it kinda "stalls" or free revs a little higher until the car takes off, allowing you to leave at a higher rpm, thus better acceleration..[/QUOTE]

Where did you go to get your torque converter's stall speed changed?
will any specialty garage near us do it? like Precision Tuning on rt. 88?
 
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