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Mch 2.7t
04-24-2008, 05:08 PM
My A6 2.7t Tip has been stg 3- (K04s, downpipes, intercoolers - no fueling) for 40k miles. Tranny mods are a GIAC Tip chip and an L10 TC w/2250 stall speed. The tranny has not given me any problems to date. The car sees occasional track days, but I don't do any hard launches or have any desire to take it to the strip.

I'm adding fueling and bumping up the boost next week. Power/torque is likely to be in the 400/400 range. So, my question(s) is this:

What does an upgraded VB do for me? What options are there? In talking with L10 in the past, it seemed that they couldn't/wouldn't tell me what they actually do. I understand keeping trade secrets, but responding that "its better" isn't exactly confidence inspiring. What I don't want is a tranny that feels harsher, clunks loudly into gear, jolts, jumps, etc.

Any insight is appreciated

Mike

IPT Trans
04-29-2008, 01:00 PM
My A6 2.7t Tip has been stg 3- (K04s, downpipes, intercoolers - no fueling) for 40k miles. Tranny mods are a GIAC Tip chip and an L10 TC w/2250 stall speed. The tranny has not given me any problems to date. The car sees occasional track days, but I don't do any hard launches or have any desire to take it to the strip.

I'm adding fueling and bumping up the boost next week. Power/torque is likely to be in the 400/400 range. So, my question(s) is this:

What does an upgraded VB do for me? What options are there? In talking with L10 in the past, it seemed that they couldn't/wouldn't tell me what they actually do. I understand keeping trade secrets, but responding that "its better" isn't exactly confidence inspiring. What I don't want is a tranny that feels harsher, clunks loudly into gear, jolts, jumps, etc.

Any insight is appreciated

Mike

Typically, our valve body mod will make the shifts quicker but we don't set them up to be harsh/uncomfortable to drive.

The aim is enable the trans to handle more power by increasing the clamping force and the speed at which the clutch packs can apply.

Overly firm shifts are not beneficial in any way to this type of transmission.

-John, IPT Performance Transmissions (http://www.importperformancetrans.com/)

Mch 2.7t
05-02-2008, 02:55 PM
Thanks, appreciate the response