New to DSM...Normally a Nissan guy. Advice?

Posted by Q_DSM_Terror, Dec 3, 2008
Southwest Region DSM - Arizona, New Mexico and Las Vegas

  1. Q_DSM_Terror

    Q_DSM_Terror Probationary Member

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    Ok so I have a 1995 Talon TSi. New engine currently in the process of being dropped in. I plan on building the old one 20 over full internals the one going in I plan to Build to 375-400hp range...Auto trans but also plan to swap to M/T. Need local DSM guru's to lend advice and maybe some elbow grease. :talon:
     
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    Leave the auto in there... It won't be as fun to drive but it will run potentially faster times and be more consistent at running those times.
     
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    Really? I hate A/T... i've always been better with M/T...I've heard that the auto trans is a lot tougher but I've also heard the exact opp too...:talon:
     
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    It goes for any Drag car if thats the build you wanna go with, any car with high horsepower building to be a drag car going in a straight line is better to have as a Automatic especially if it is not AWD because all you will be doing is burning rubber. Manual Transmission is good for cornering because of being able to choose your desired gear which sometimes Auto always doesnt drop the car to the right gear.
     
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    Well I'm really into road racing and time-attack...not a huge drag guy myself...I've always just been more into the control an A/T gives you...Feelin when to shift rather than fellin when it shifts...:talon:
     
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    I think you meant to say M/T no " A/T ", anyway you seem like your set on a manual transmission just get one
     
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    LOL...yea i meant M/T... Anyways... Any other advice? I've been hearing a lot about the C-word and have heard it's pretty much unavoidable...anythng else i shud know?
     
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    I need the following:
    :talon:Thermostat
    :talon:Intake Manifold Gasket
    :talon:Exhaust Manifold Gasket

    Any spares laying around in somebody's garage? Also, What is the best oil to use?
     
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    As far as what's the best oil... I don't know. I've heard nothing but good from people that run Royal Purple 20w50. But I've never used it myself. I run Mobil 1 Full Synthetic 15w50 and it's been great to me. The good thing about Mobil 1 is that it's more abundant. You can find it almost anywhere. Also Mobil 1 oil filter.
     
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    synthetic 10-30 or 10-40
     
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