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hey guys im getting a 3800 torque converter put in on wensday and im just curious what difference will i see in my car?
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The torque converter won`t kick in until 3800 RPM, doesn`t that mean if you turn anything less then 3800 RPM the torque converter will be slipping and in turn cause the tranny to overheat?? Wouldn`t that be considered a 'race only' unit??

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maybe it was a 2800 or something cuz the guy said its a street/race one sorry i dont know much about them
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Sorry to but in with a question like this, but I was wondering how much is too much converter for the 04 A4?
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im getting a 3800 torque converter
Does seem a tad high. Mine is set at 3400 rpm and my car is 95% track car and the other 5% is just enough to keep it street legal.

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A 3800 stall converter is pretty high for a street car. You'll have plenty of fun with it though. As far as a differences that you'll see- Less mpg's, Faster tire wear due to being able to burn them forever, and a BIG SEG.
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I agree, 3800 is pretty high especially if your car is not equipped with a trans cooler to help keep it cool while it is winding up. It is high if you're just driving it on the street and need some good hp and torque levels for it to be really effective. It'll provide a slingshot and like Chrisco said, its fun to have cause you can really burn the tires and have good take offs
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maybe it was a 2800 or something cuz the guy said its a street/race one sorry i dont know much about them
More than likely it's a 2800.

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