Chefred, how big is the shot?
As far as launching, DO NOT PUT IT ON THE CONVERTER. Its not like launching a clutch car where coming out of the hole at "max" RPM keeps you from bogging, torque converters are ment to get your truck off the line and they do their job great! Give it enough gas to get it off idle (like maybe 300 rpms) hold it there and dump the brake/mash the gas when you see the third amber light. (assuming were tlaking drag strip)
Idk it putting it in 5 and going for it makes 3rd gear really "2nd prime", but if it doesnt i would shift it myself and just bump it into the next gear every time it shifts. With the pedal on the floor it isnt going to short shift you and letting "3rd gear" bridge the gap between 2nd and "actual" 3rd.
burnouts help, but if you over heat street tires they tend to get a little slimey, youll have to experament with that.
Originally Posted by ramrt1993
I think I'm starting to understand this...what I've noticed on tow/haul mode is that it makes my RPMs higher by about 700-1,000 RPMs, even during normal driving. So that means that tow/haul mode would be a good thing to have on, right?
What confuses me is why in the world would Dodge put a 2600 stall torque convertor on a truck that starts spinning by 2,000 RPMs when stalling up?
Just because its a 2600 stall doesnt mean you start to move at 2600, dont crucify me for this as ive always had clutch cars and never fully understood autos, but its more of a when the converter is fully engaged. Kinda like slipping the clutch on a car, you move before the pedal is all the way out, but your not putting 100% of the power through the driveline