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Old 02-23-2015, 10:35 AM   #1
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2011 Auto GT tune, toque, TVS?

Well, I certainly have been doing a lot of reading lately and I finally opted for a tune from Mike Rouch at Mid-Atlantic Performance. I eagerly wait for the tuner to get here in the mail.

Besides the tune, I am looking at a Circle D torque converter and then pair that with a blower whether a TVS or centri.

Question for you experts: is this setup worth it? Bang for your buck?

When speaking to others, tune + supercharger is enough for a daily driver. The impressions I get is that adding a converter in the mix will not do much and may not allow my car to hook at the stop light.

I did speak to Brian at Circle D, Shaun at AED and Mike at MAP about my initial plan for a daily driver (tune + converter + supercharger) and no one implied that I am off my rocker in terms of performance.

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TVS- Do not run a converter.
Centri- A converter will help but it's not absolutely necessary.
N/A- Converter is a must.
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TVS- Do not run a converter.
Centri- A converter will help but it's not absolutely necessary.
N/A- Converter is a must.
Let me ask two stupid questions.

Why no converter with TVS?

Minimal performance for the price when it's a daily driver? Spinning out too much?
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A TVS has a ton of low end torque right off idle so it doesn't need any help getting out of the whole. There are guys pulling 1.3x 60' with the stock converter and a TVS.
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A TVS has a ton of low end torque right off idle so it doesn't need any help getting out of the whole. There are guys pulling 1.3x 60' with the stock converter and a TVS.
Sounds good to me.
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Let me ask two stupid questions.

Why no converter with TVS?

Minimal performance for the price when it's a daily driver? Spinning out too much?
Its a waste of money. You'll already have the instant on low end torque with a TVS.

The torque converter helps you "skip" part of the low torque / lower end RPM range when you want more power. Thing is you don't need to skip it with the TVS, b/c you'll have enough power where the STOCK torque converter is.

point is, the car already has a torque converter, so you don't need to raise the rpm threshold on it.
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Its a waste of money. You'll already have the instant on low end torque with a TVS.

The torque converter helps you "skip" part of the low torque / lower end RPM range when you want more power. Thing is you don't need to skip it with the TVS, b/c you'll have enough power where the STOCK torque converter is.

point is, the car already has a torque converter, so you don't need to raise the rpm threshold on it.
Ok, so to put it another way for those who want a push off the line and do not want a supercharger then swap out the torque converter.

Else, go the supercharger route and take the money for what would have been toward the converter toward a supercharger.
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