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tiptronic question

so iv had my 98 base lude for about a year and a half know and barely touched the triptronic mode cuz i know its bad for the already bad auto trans. but i was wondering what it would take to make it so i can use it without worrying about recking the trans, like would replacing it with say a 4th gen h22 trans that ive been told run better then the 5th gens work? or somthing i can replace with a newer/aftermarket part? i dont wanna swap to a 5speed, idc how stupid someone thinks it is, its my car and my money so deal with it! lol
but ya any info would be greatly appreciated
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:25 PM
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Re: tiptronic question

Everyone here is going to tell you to do a 5 speed swap so i don't know why you would make this thread. that being said buy a shop manual, tools, and about 10 auto transmissions and use the sport shift all you want.
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Re: tiptronic question

My buddy has the tiptronic is his lude..Why is it so bad to use?
I know that the 97 98 trannys are prone to failure but why is tiptronic so bad to use?

Not trying to jack your thread..just curious is all.
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Re: tiptronic question

thats what im sayin i like the idea of the triptronic, plus i have 6 cars in my family and im the only one that can drive stick somewhat. so unless i want to have to move my car at 12am then at 2am and then again at 6am to then go to work at 8, i gotta keep an auto car. which is why i would like to have my triptronic work without ruining my trans. btw dont think i dident ask them to try to learn stick eather, thay refuse, and plus i dont want to have 6 noobies stallin my car all the time lol. but still open to any ideas for my original post
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Re: tiptronic question

I have a 99 Auto. They say it does wear it down faster probably because people try to use it like they're driving a 5spd. I rarely use it, but when I do, I'm gentle with it and usually don't do any crazy Pulls or anything.

Oh and don't forget that your in that mode cuz I know that happen to me once, wondering why it's taking 5 minutes to shift to 4th lol
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Re: tiptronic question

I unfortunately have an auto, have had it for almost three years, and I almost always use the tiptronic because I don't like how the car shifts itself. As long as you don't act like the roads are your personal racetrack all the time(for a variety of reasons), you should be fine.
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Re: tiptronic question

Take your transmission to tremec or allison to have it rebuilt. Your car might lose 20hp, but it'll tow a boat. High stall torque converter, take out a gear, taller third, etc etc. If you are not really serious about keeping the auto, you already know the answer.

Also lucas oil transmission fix just to get a little more life out of your whip. And don't drive it like a manual, drive it like an auto.
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Re: tiptronic question

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I have a 99 Auto. They say it does wear it down faster probably because people try to use it like they're driving a 5spd. I rarely use it, but when I do, I'm gentle with it and usually don't do any crazy Pulls or anything.

Oh and don't forget that your in that mode cuz I know that happen to me once, wondering why it's taking 5 minutes to shift to 4th lol
I always thought that tiptronic was specifically meant for "racing" isn't is called race mode on some cars?????
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Re: tiptronic question

I'm sure it is, but the sensitivity of the auto tranny at high miles??
If you wanna so that stuff, then 5 speed it
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Re: tiptronic question

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I'm sure it is, but the sensitivity of the auto tranny at high miles??
If you wanna so that stuff, then 5 speed it
Ohhhhh I got it now.....New it was probably amazing to use
Now not so much..Whats the years of the bad trannys?
97 98 99??
obviously it is only the autos and not the 5spd?
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Re: tiptronic question

I think 97&98, but idk man people will tell you they are all bad lol. Mine is a 1999 and I have 186k miles and I'm still shifting strong so far
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Re: tiptronic question

ya ive been told 98 was horrible but i got a 98 base with auto trans and just hit 230k with original trans. its all about luck and how u treat your trans i guss
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Re: tiptronic question

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ya ive been told 98 was horrible but i got a 98 base with auto trans and just hit 230k with original trans. its all about luck and how u treat your trans i guss
Ya that's for sure..
Awhile back my GFs civic got smashed and her rental was a brand new kia hatch..I think it had like 12000k (5000miles?) on it. She let me take it out and I was doing reverse donuts, neutral drops, shifting the auto, etc etc
Not that I codon that now..I'm just a little bit more mature now.

Actually now that I think of it.. I had a 2010 Ram for my rental and I was jumping curbs and that too....man I was a bad kid
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Re: tiptronic question

i've read somewhere that a certain series of accord automatics will work. don't recall which ones or where i read it. just that your prelude will drive like an accord after the swap.
ie major loss of get-up-n-go.

and maybe a sudden urge to hang a 'baby on board' sign in the window?

if it still goes, don't worry, like sideswipe said, use great fluid like amsoil.
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Re: tiptronic question

^Yeah….I don't think it's worth it. If you plan on keeping the automatic for a long time, try a transmission cooler. I know Misimoto makes one…..I can't remember who else does though.
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