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Torque Converter.... is this a good choice

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by odoa3, Oct 27, 2006.

  1. odoa3

    odoa3 1/2 ton status

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    I am working up a parts list to get some more hp out of my engine. I think I found a cam, so now I need to make sure I get a torque converter that will work. I am looking at the B&M Torque Master 2000- it is a 1900 - 2100 rpm converter. Does this sound like it would work?

    Back ground on truck
    75 K5 with 350/350/203
    one ton akles w/ 4.10's probably goingto 4.88's/ spool in rear/ detroit in front, 35 Boggers.

    This is the cam I am looking at:
    Isky cam:
    RPM range 2000-6000
    .450/450 lift
    .270/.270 duration
    108 lobe center

    I run mostly mud/trails with steep hills and very little rocks. The only time it is on the road is when it is headed to the trail- no highway running.

    Any suggestions or recommendations?
    Thanks, guys.
     
  2. Col_Sanders

    Col_Sanders 3/4 ton status

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    I actually just bought that torque convertor. Havent put it in yet since I havent gotten my transmission from Bowtie Overdrives yet. I paid 225 shipped from Summit and it came w/ 6 free quarts of B&M Trick Shift tranny fluid.
     
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    southernspeed 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Certainly for deep goo a high stall and a motor producing power higher up is fine but in my experience, 90% of wheelin situations requires lower down power. I've used Edelbrock Performer stuff in 3 motors now and really like it backed up by a TCI RV/Towing converter. Low down managable power.
     
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    Col_Sanders 3/4 ton status

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    I thought stock was 1800. This one is 2000. Not a big difference.
     
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    xpndbl3 1/2 ton status

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    stock is 1100 or so, a 2000 stall isn't a big jump at all. Factory Chevy trucks have 2200 stalls in some of the smaller powerplants, like the 4.3L v6 trucks
     
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    odoa3 1/2 ton status

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    So what rpm stall would you guys recommend?

    Southernspeed... I just went to TCI and couldn't find any info on the TCI RV/Towing converter. What stall speed is that?
     
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    xpndbl3 1/2 ton status

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    i'd put in a 2000 stall any day of the week in there honestly.
     
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    southernspeed 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I don't have the part number to hand. Originally I had their truck saturday night special which was an advertised 2000 to 2100 stall but actually stalled out at about 2300 on my rig and was horrible to drive with.
    This one if I remember correctly was advertised with a 1600 to 1800 stall and that's just what it does. I've got a spare at the workshop so I'll check the p/n tomorrow if I remember!(getting old and forgetfull!:doah: )http://www.tciauto.com/Products/Maximizer/truck_converters.asp
    Just found this on net...
     
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    odoa3 1/2 ton status

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    Thanks for that link. I will try to call TCI tomorrow and see what they suggest as well.

    Why was the Truck Saturday Night Special horrible to drive with? Just trying to get a feel of what the different stall speeds would be like.
    Thanks.
     
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    southernspeed 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    The stall was too high for me and my cam. No finesse in slow driving and too much heat in the trans and motor.
     
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    jekquistk5 Weld nekid Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I vote stock!!!
     

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