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Converotr Q'sTorque Convertors Q?
Guys I need someone to help me with my torque convertor woes.. I have not a clue what diameter or stall, or what company to get mine at. So maybe you guys can give me a general idea. Pick me one and diameter. Car is majorly going to be street driven with a little time at the strip.
Any other information needed let me know.
I would choose something between 2800 and 3800 stallspeed.
I agree with Herman for the most part. 10", 3000-3500 stall. Dynamic and PTC are pretty well respected but there are others.
I have a 383 in my 70 Challenger, the engine has mild build up. I had a TCI saturday nite special 2000rpm stall. Changed it out for a B&M Holeshot 3000 rpm stall 10" converter. I am going back to the 2000 stall, because I use the car mostly for cruising and shows. With the higher stall the engine is allows reving while driving in town, and when backing up, it sounds like the emergency brake is on. Just my opion. Plus gas milage droped to 6 MPG.
Dose anyone use the MP converters, the price seems right? I am thinking of getting one for my car.
Turbo Action "medium" 10"
I use the Turbo Action tight 10" 3000 and I would do better with the medium at the track. But the tight is great for street driving. Ron
100% agree with unlawfl, thats what i run and i like it alot. call summit and give them what you want and get it for around 420, plus theres a 10% off coupon floating around the web!
Their websites really confusing. So Unlawful whats the stall on the medium? Any part numbers or anything?
part# 17805SMED mine foot brakes to 3100 and flashes to 3700. this is in a 9to1 383 with a 484 mp cam and 4.57 gears.
Part Description Price Add to Cart
TAC-17805SMED CONVERTER $428.39
now with the 10 percent off coupon you can get it for 385.00. plus your 750 handling fee. it will take them about 3-4 weeks to get it to your door though
which converter is better a 2500 conv and a 5500
i am rebuilding a 904 tranny street driver, daly
You certainly don't want a 5500 stall on a daily driver.What motor are you running?what mods have you done?what gear ratio.give us more info.If its a mild street motor a 2500-2800 will work fine.
David, just to give you an idea, I run a 2500 in my Coronet. Works great for the street, and gets the engine in the power band quicker off idle. A good street converter is the 2500 Street Master from Hughes Performance. www.hughesperformance.com
I guarantee you'll hate the 5500 for stop & go daily driving. If you exhaust is reasonably rumbly, you neighbors will hate it too.
If you do go 5500, better get a BIG trans cooler. It's gonna fry tranny fluid on the street.
My 2400 Stall feels like 3500. Whats the deal
Ok, I have a rebuilt 383 bottom end with oiling mods and all the fun stuff. I purchased a set of Indy-SR heads for future investment. I have now built up this 383 fairly well. I put a B&M holeshot 2400 converter in it, But it feels like it slips for days before I get going, I have a friend that runs a Challenger with a solid cam 360, and a 3500RPM converter, and my engine feels like it slips just as much as his? Am I crazy?
383 .030 over .060 down in the hole
Thanks guys for the input!! I can't wait to get this thing on the track!!
So you are saying its a combination of weight and the fact that my engine could be making more power then what the converter was rated at? I might just get some good tires and see if it will grab. If it spins the tires so easy now, then that should be forward motion with a set of good tires!!
The more torque your engine makes, the higher the convertor will stall, even though its rated at 2400, if you took your convertor off and put it behind a built 440, it will stall higher than it will behind a stock 360.
Looking for a company that sells FWD perf. torque convertors.
Can't find a company selling high stall convertors for front drive mopars. I know i have seen them before but now i need one i can't find the add.
Look for Howell Automotive or Forward Motion.
Check this out as well http://www.relentlessracing.com