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Old 01-07-2016, 12:31 AM   #1
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MSD 2 step on an Automatic?

Anyone running a 2 step? I have an auto with stock converter and wanted to know if a 2 step would help 60ft times?
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I would think you would go through the converter with a 2-step. As in you wouldn't be able to hold it with brakes. A trans-brake would hold so much better and they aren't difficult.

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I was thinking with the stock converter I would need to set the MSD at like 1800rpm or about 100/200rpm lower then the point I would normally push threw the brakes. Have it activate when I let off the brake. Sound about right? Did some searching and guys with Auots have them but they are using a circle D converter so the benefit for them is more substantial then what I might get. Maybe I wont get any benefit that's why im asking.
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If you are auto and drag racing get a converter. This isn't even something that is really a suggestion, its a required thing if you actually give a **** about your times.
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The 4C is a future plan but my question is will a 2 step work for an auto with stock converter and if it will benefit 60ft times. I give a shi^ about MPG too so should I just drive a focus? Im going to just assume you don't know.
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This was a topic on another forum and the consenus was there would be no benefit on a stock converter. I don't have any personal experience though.
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I responded on the other thread also.
I've used trans brakes since they've been available....on drag only cars....and most of the time I used an MSD 7AL-3.
Using a 2 step on a stock converter in my mind is totally useless....with that said if you have a stock converter and install the JDM transbrake it may help a little and you could even realize a very small 60' decrease.......if you had a converter you would certainly notice a difference.....a big difference.
The 2 step should help because you'd set it to the rpm level of the converter...this is very helpful at the tree........once you release the trans brake the 2nd step takes over at whatever rpm you've set. My guess you'd be consistent after some seat time with it.
I guess it would be worth a try.........personally I'd wait until I got a converter
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Thanks for the info. Im thinking about getting the converter again. should of had it last summer but my 4x4 project took some of that cash also. Tax time should mean Circle D 4C
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