Go Back   LS1TECH > CHASSIS, SUSPENSION, APPEARANCE > Manual Transmission
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search

Manual Transmission
T56 | T5 | MN12 | Clutches | Hydraulics | Shifters
Sponsored by
McLeod Clutch

Tick performance question

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-04-2009, 09:01 PM   #1
Staging Lane
 
Trader Rating: 0
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 61
Default Tick performance question

I did a search but it doesn't seem to be working right. I'm sure this question has been asked a million times.

I'm currently making about 600 fwhp, and should be up around 750 soon. Currently running a th350 and its boring as hell on the street. I would like to pick up a used t56 and am looking at the level 2 kit.

How will it hold up dumping the clutch at say 5000 rpms? Car weighs 3400 with me in it.

Can I use a grabby clutch, or should I get one that will slip a little?

I know these questions have been asked, but i can't find them. I apologize.
Batass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2009, 11:39 PM   #2
10 Second Club
 
N4cer's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: 11
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Ashland, KY
Posts: 2,528
Default

A boring stalled auto with that kind of power? You don't need a T56. Just a good converter. I loved my 408, 4L80e on the street. Eat a burger, rub my old lady, talk on my phone, and outrun Cobras... all at the same time.
__________________
Black 2001 C5 Corvette Tuned by BLUECAT
Stock long block, 212/218 truck cam, LG Street headers & X-pipe, Z06 Ti mufflers, upgraded drivetrain.
SOLD
N4cer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2009, 12:12 AM   #3
Staging Lane
 
Trader Rating: 0
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 61
Default

Yea, its just not as fun as a stick would be. First gear just blows the tires off, and I can't hit the gas hard in third or I'm just going too damn fast. So its basically like a one speed. It has an 8" ATI 3500 stall.

I like to get jerked into the seat. The power delivery is just too smooth. It's great at the track though when it hooks.
Batass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2009, 08:11 AM   #4
TECH Enthusiast
 
ajrothm's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: 0
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: League City, Tx
Posts: 533
Default

If you can get it to hook with the auto, you damn sure won't hook with a stick. Not to mention you will run probably .5-.7 quicker with the auto and not break as much ****......if I were you, I would leave it alone. Sticks may be better for roll on racing but suck at the strip...

I think you will be very dissappointed if you convert to a stick......they may be more fun to drive but when you start measuring their performance(ie. drag strip, launches, street launches/races), the autos w/good converters can't be beat. Remember stick cars kill clutches and tranny parts.....not to mention they are harder on the rest of the driveline..

I have often thought about converting to A4.....
__________________

71' Big Block Vette 10.59@127.52, ALL MOTOR
02' Z06 Quicksilver H2 Racing Forged/Iron 402", MAST 245s, ARUN STG 2 Cam, A&A Pro-Charger F1R , ARUN 10 rib, RPM level 7 4l60e conversion, 9.5" FTI 9.96@149 mph w/M6, 9.22@151 w/auto.
http://youtu.be/mb2osxKzMNs
ajrothm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2009, 08:44 AM   #5
LS1TECH Sponsor
 
Jonathan@Tick's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: 5
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Mooresville, NC
Posts: 927
Default

5000 rpm launches with that power and weight should be fine. As for the clutch, one that slips a bit will probably yeild better 60ft times and be easier on the rest of the drivetrain. It would probably be hard to find a typical street style clutch that would have just the right amount of slip at that power level however...Something like a Spec 3+ is probably what I'd use.
__________________
Tick Performance Automotive Built T56's, performance parts, and installation

Old Combo: 5.44 @ 133 in the 1/8 with a 1.22 sixty. RS275
New Combo: The one that kills RS

http://www.tick-performance.com/images/500x150.jpg
Jonathan@Tick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2009, 10:24 AM   #6
Staging Lane
 
Trader Rating: 0
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 61
Default

I was only using a 275/60 et street radial. I know they're rougher on parts and my engine builder is the guy that talked me into running an auto. I have a heavy duty driveshaft with 1350 yokes, and a 9" rear with a spool. Still stock third member though, so I would upgrade that.

I don't bang gears much and I don't think I would powershift it either. I know my et will be slower at the track, but I don't plan on switching until next winter. So hopefully this summer I will dip into the 9's, then if I can't get there with the stick, no big deal. Times mean very little to me, I dont care about consistency, I just want to FEEL THE POWER!

Really sucks though to have 2500 bucks into this auto and then probably sell it for half that.
Batass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2009, 03:30 PM   #7
10 Second Club
 
N4cer's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: 11
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Ashland, KY
Posts: 2,528
Default

Need a better converter for sure. And you know your drive shaft probably won't work, right?
__________________
Black 2001 C5 Corvette Tuned by BLUECAT
Stock long block, 212/218 truck cam, LG Street headers & X-pipe, Z06 Ti mufflers, upgraded drivetrain.
SOLD
N4cer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2009, 03:36 PM   #8
TECH Enthusiast
 
Ryans_pewter_ss's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: 9
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 743
Default

What ya want for the th350?
__________________
Ryans_pewter_ss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2009, 03:39 PM   #9
TECH Enthusiast
 
Ryans_pewter_ss's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: 9
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 743
Default

I have a Tick performance T56 stg2, will be doing a stg3 if I don't go auto.
__________________
Ryans_pewter_ss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2009, 03:43 PM   #10
Staging Lane
 
Trader Rating: 0
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 61
Default

Whats wrong with my 3500 ATI 8"? It flashes nice and high but only slips about 5% going down the track. My motor is a 383 with 200cc heads, 236/242 duration with 8 psi, so peak hp is only around 6200 or so. Midrange tq is stellar.

I'm really hoping my driveshaft works. My th350 was built to be the same length as a 4l60, with a longer output shaft. T56 is the same length right? 26 spline.
Batass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2009, 03:49 PM   #11
Staging Lane
 
Trader Rating: 0
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 61
Default

What would I want for it? I dunno, paid 1400 for it, 800 for the converter. I use a megashifter which I hate. Too stiff.

I feel like I'm riding in a really fast horizontal elevator. If that makes any sense. I want a harsh kick in the *** and my hands need more to do.

What times have you run Ryan?

Last edited by Batass; 01-06-2009 at 12:46 AM..
Batass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2009, 03:49 PM
LS1Tech
Pontiac Firebird




Paid Advertisement
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



Join Ls1Tech

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:17 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Service - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - JOBS
Emails & Contact Details