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Torque converter recomendations

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 6.2puller, Nov 29, 2006.

  1. 6.2puller

    6.2puller 1/2 ton status

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    I have a mildly warmed up TBI 454 in front of a freshly rebuilt TH400 in my V3500 on 37s. Mainly used on the street and towing loads around 10K, sometimes as heavy as 15K. Any recomendations on a torque converter?
     
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    Depens on what gears you are running, and what kind of rpms you are normally turning. I would recomend a 2,000-2,5000 stall. But if you cruise under 2,500 alot, you will heat up the trans.Dan
     
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    4.10s Turns pretty low RPM alot I would guess. No tach to say for sure.
     
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    Then I would go with a 1500-1800 stall to be safe. It will help get you into the power band better for towing.Dan
     
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    Any brand recommendations or brands to stay away from?
     
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    I do not want to hijack this thread, but what dose stall speed mean? say you have a torque converter with a stall speed of 2500 rpm what dose that mean?

    thanks
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    the stall speed is the speed at which the torque converter stops slipping, similar to when you fully release the clutch on a manual. Any slower RPM allows slipage and creats lots of heat.
     

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