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I was told to activate the transbrake with no rpm limit and see how high the rpms go then set the launch rpm 500 below this. I always thought that it was better to flash the converter ex. if your converter has a 5500 stall launch at 3000. this way the converter will hit 5500 much harder.
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My personal experience is that ET will improve slightly with a stepped launch rpm, and RT will improve with no step or high step. I think the characteristic of the fast engine acceleration against the converter stall helps the engine and chassis to improve the 60 ft., but when you are running against a pro .400 tree, you need to shock the front tires out of the lights and the high or no stall seems to help that. This was with a small block, I don't think the big block cars are as sensitive. If you can run a lower rpm on the brake, it will probably save your converter some grief. I think the converter temps go up about 100 deg per sec at full stall, so lower rpm with less initial load will probably extend your converter life. JMO
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