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Old 11-17-2004, 12:20 AM   #11
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Nice pics Todd...ahh to have a shop

So what does the new TC raise the stall speed by? I'm sure you felt relieved to find the tensioner problem, though a little concerned it happened in the first place.



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INTENSE claims 300 to 500 rpm higher than stock, so about 3000 rpm.

I am having a hard time believing the failed tensioner had anything to do with valve spring tension.
I can see how spring tension can stress the chain, but the tensioner is on the non tensioned side of the timing chain.
Now if the tensioner wasn't installed properly or not compatible with the new timing chain, then.....
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I was looking at one the last time I was perusing INTENSE'* sight, didn't know if it would help me all that much.

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INTENSE claims 300 to 500 rpm higher than stock, so about 3000 rpm.
Must have to give a it bit of throttle to get 'er moving from a stop, unless you power brake it every time. Todd, any input?
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So what does the new TC raise the stall speed by? I'm sure you felt relieved to find the tensioner problem, though a little concerned it happened in the first place.
INTENSE claims 20% over stock. I think its close to about 3000 rpm but it depends on the torque of the car so it may be different (but close) for other cars.

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I am having a hard time believing the failed tensioner had anything to do with valve spring tension.
I can see how spring tension can stress the chain, but the tensioner is on the non tensioned side of the timing chain.
Now if the tensioner wasn't installed properly or not compatible with the new timing chain, then.....
I did notice a slight crack in the tensioner when we first installed it. Jeff said it was typical of the tensionsers straight from the factory. It wasn't a crack so much as maybe a slight line that may have been a product of bad molding? The new one we just put on looked about the same as the first one. I do not believe it was installed incorrectly. I'm leaning towards defective tensioner.

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Must have to give a it bit of throttle to get 'er moving from a stop, unless you power brake it every time. Todd, any input?
So far under normal driving conditions I don't really notice a difference. When floored though the car seems to jump a bit harder when the TC engages. Seems to be easier to launch from a stop but I probably really won't get a good feel on it until the next track date (next year?).
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wow cool pics, and awesome job!
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that'* cool Todd, I've been eyeing a TC-300 myself lately, was wondering the labor cost, now I know, did you consider getting the flex plate done? Thinking about getting a tranny rebuild next spring time and probably wait till then. tempted to throw a stage 1x in at the same time.

As for temp of Dynamat, I believe it will go safely into the 350 range, any higher than that and they have a high temp product for underhood applications.
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Wow, nice job. Those are some interesting pictures you have there. I wish i had a shop......
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Thinking about getting a tranny rebuild next spring time and probably wait till then. tempted to throw a stage 1x in at the same time.
Huh, did I miss something. Are you having problems with your trani too or are you doing it for insurance.

Why does everyone switch from the rocker to a cam.

PS - Taylor - give me first dibs on the rockers if you want to sell them.
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Why does everyone switch from the rocker to a cam.
Cam makes more power over a wider rpm range Plus it helps with KR more.
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Why does everyone switch from the rocker to a cam.
Because its a LOT easier to go fast with an aftermarket cam than with the stock cam/1.9 rockers, so if the engine is being pulled out anyways, then its easy to put a cam in. But if the engine isn't coming out, rockers provide a very nice gain for the $.

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