big smile came over my face last night. Got done with my 3.4 PR and 4T60 swap a few weeks ago. doing some miles but not a lot because I want to replace front suspension pieces and the transmission wasn't right. At 55 I was doing about 2,300 rpms, but I was expecting lower and my shift points seemed late. I have a 4T60 with 2.84 gearing. so finally played with the TV. Wasn't working to push in the button (had to use a pliers and a socket) and even then it wouldn't ratchet. So pulled out the square tube that is supposed to ratchet put it together and went for a spin. noticed right away it was shifting sooner and then it happened! It shifted into 4th gear and the rpm's dropped to about 1,850-1,900 at 60. Big smile! Kicks down like it should when stomping on the pedal. Adjusted it a little further to get the shifts a little sooner but now I can relate to what all the fuss is about. Different car. can't wait to check mileage. As for power, it's not overwelming, but it's a nice improvement over the 2.8, so when I want to pass, i'm going to get around in a hurry and that's what I wanted with good gas mileage.
I'm not sure what causes the new sound from the exhaust.....but it's a combination of the 3.4, ported exhaust/Y-pipe, 260 cam, modified upper intake but altogether it sounds sweet with the stock exhaust. Although when I was putting it together I noticed part of the inside of the catalytic converter was already coming apart so I'm sure that changes the sound.
I am one happy camper.
1986 Fiero GT Fastback 3.4Lpr with 4T60
1979 Naked Honda Goldwing - sold
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