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torque converter sizes

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by burbanbeast, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. burbanbeast

    burbanbeast 1/2 ton status

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    ive always wondered what the difference in the sizes was for. you know like a 10" 11" 12" yada yada yada. please lemme know im curious
     
  2. BoondocK5

    BoondocK5 1 ton status Author

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    Look at the torque converter as a inertial clutch, the faster its made to turn (assuming you have correct hydraulic pressure) the more torque is transmitted to the drive units down the line in the transmission.
    Its a little more complicated than that but thats it in a nut shell. the size really has little to do with it, other than cooling capabilities, the turbine, and stator blades can all be changed to perform in almost any way you would like. there is an outfit here in SLC that can buld you whatever you want as far as torque converters go
     

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