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Torque Converter Shopping

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by danny7139, Jan 31, 2007.

  1. danny7139

    danny7139 1/2 ton status

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    Getting the tranny reworked soon and was curious what converter I should get. 700r4 tranny 30 spline shaft with stock 10 bolt rear and 33 tires. Not going to be making any drivetrain changes staying stock maybe even going to 31 tires for DD duties. There is one in LMC but im not so sure about it. It's a pro street converter.

    Thank you.
     
  2. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Whats the usage?

    Close to stock, street use almost entirely, a higher stall converter CAN help, but only if your gearing, engine and cam can work better with a different converter.

    If you use it for a lot of slow speed driving, (on or offroad) forget it. Stock gears like 3.08's or 3.42, nope. Less engine "feel" as you rev it up to try and get moving, plus the added penalty of increased heat buildup, which we know is bad for all auto's, especially the 700. A 700 can overcome the high stall issue at cruising speeds (lockup converter) but that doesn't eliminate the potential low speed issues.
     
  3. danny7139

    danny7139 1/2 ton status

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    Mainly 15 min drives to work and school, mostly at 55. The tbi 350 was rebuilt mostly stock. The cam was Speed Pro 1500-4000 RPM CS1014R 278/288 adv duration .420/.443 lift. Also used Hypereutectic pistons.
     
  4. southernspeed

    southernspeed 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I used a TCI HD/RV converter and love it. I tried a TCI Truck Saturday Night Special which although advertised as a 1900-2000 rpm stall actually stalled out at about 2300 if I remember correctly. That was horrible to drive with.
     

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