What to expect with converter swap

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    Finally getting a new converter and clutches installed in my 19 a10 car. Does anyone have any experience as to what I can expect for a break in period? Also any info on what to expect as far as gains in the 1/8 vs stock 60” times. Car is currently NA on an E85 tune.
     
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    I'm getting 1.6 60fts consistently launching off idle and footbrake on the stock converter and could probably get 1.5x with the transbrake. Given that, I would expect 1.5x on the regular with a converter and maybe touch 1.49 with converter and transbrake. All of this assumes you have traction.

    Let me know how it goes. I am looking to go with a converter this summer so its ready for my late fall hero runs later this year.
     
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    I have a circle D in mine and run 1.51 60ft's. Sadly when I ordered mine only the boosted version was available so that is whats on my car
     
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    There is no break in. Bolt it in and let it rip. Expect 1.4-1.5 sixtys on a drag strip.
     
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    Make sure you can dead hook without a converter first.
     
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    Foot brake or transbrake?
     
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    Why ?
     
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    Because spinning ain’t winning!
     
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    If you cannot fully hook on the stock converter, then no chance you are hooking on an aftermarket converter.
     
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    It has nothing to do with the OP question.
     
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    Sure it does. The OP asked what to expect from the new converter and how it would change his 1/8 mile and 60ft times versus stock converter. Maybe I will rephrase my answer then. If he/she does not get full traction on the stock converter, then he/she will not realize any benefit from the aftermarket converter because the 1/8 mile and 60ft. times will likely go up and be worse than the stock converter.
     
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    Here is the answer to your question OP . I have N/A 18 A10 with a circle D converter
     
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    footbrake and using ebrake to stall it a little higher
     
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    Footbrake 1.5 sixty with some weight reduction.
     
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    I’ve taken the seats out. That’s about it. I just can’t justify doing the brakes, K-member, and all the extra shit.
     
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