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why cant i "rev" my engine?

i have noticed on my gf's civic (an auto), when in drive and on the road, if i quickly press the gas, it'll rev up a little bit....i dont hold it to the point of speeding up, just to rev it and make noise


yet when i try to do this to my truck (also, an auto) it doesnt do that...it just kinda makes noise....

i know i wouldnt be able to rev it like a 5 speed, and also w.o a chip...

i was just wondering why? all the sensors on my truck wont allow it?
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are you talking about puttin it in N?
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no, still in D...

on her car, if i suddenly press the gas to the floor, and only hold it for a bit, it'll rev

my truck wont do that....its like the tranny tries to find another gear, and the engine revs a bit...not much....

the only way i CAN rrev it is in N
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bacuase its an auto....
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Well it thinks you are trying to go faster, so it is going to downshift.

I don't completely understand you're question, but I think I notice the same thing, like this:

I once detailed my neighbors Mercury Sable. It had the high performance whatever, 24-valve V6. I was going down the road at like, 30 and I floored it. Engine went to 5,000rpm, and THEN the tranny engaged. Like, the engine got it's power and then BAM, set you back, like a delayed reaction to a joke and a retard.

So...in my truck...I would hit it and in the current gear it would take off, but then after a half second, realize that, "I need to downshift", and then it would. You have no chance to make the engine rev first, as it does what it does.

I don't know man, you have a truck, not a sports car. Why rev a V6, anyway? lol
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I don't know man, you have a truck, not a sports car. Why rev a V6, anyway? lol
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haha, why rev a v8?

i was just wondering...all i've done to her car is stick a cone filter on the stock air hose...no exhaust, nothin

and here i am, intake, exhaust, bigger engine, etc, and i cant do a simple task...
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Simple task...'eh, I've been known to rev my 4-banger Focus once or twice...and I sure get off hearing the turbo spool on the inline 6, too.

I guess it's natural, my boy.
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true...

anyway, i was just checkin to see if anyone else's did/didnt do this...

but when i DO get to rev it....ah...my MazdaSpeed sings a ballad to me
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buy a stick.

the "rev" your GF car is doing is the trans is acully slipping/hassitaing and that isnt a good thing. the fact your truck just go's is a good thing...
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oh...ok...sweet!
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Would by chance be the Torque Converter on the Honda allowing a lot more engine "reving" withiout transfering that power to the transmission, where on our trucks it is not allowing as much free wheeling in the torque converter and it's going right to the transmision?

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Torque Monster!
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its like a stall speed on a torque converter. my moms old taurus did the same thing. its weird.
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It's simple. Hondas put out a zillion horsepower and 3 foot pounds of torque so when you floor one of those it takes a while for the horsepower to turn that transmission since the torque won't do it like any real engine would.
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