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Which Torque Converter???

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by ecreipevad, Mar 25, 2002.

  1. ecreipevad

    ecreipevad Registered Member

    Jul 5, 2001
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    Clearfield, UT
    I'm going to be installing a rebuilt 350 in the next few weeks and am thinking of putting a stall converter in. My ? is, If I drive my Blazer to work every day and off-road maybe 5 times a year, is it worth it? and if so what stall range should I look at? Thanks in advance for all of your advise.
  2. Blue85

    Blue85 Troll Premium Member

    Jul 26, 2000
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    Grand Rapids area
    A K5 is awfully heavy for much of a stall speed. I wouldn't go above 2000rpm. I had a Corvette converter for a while (almost 2000 stall) and it made the truck a little quicker, but it slipped enough to make low speed stuff difficult. Climbing a small obstacle required enough engine speed to sound like I was really working the truck, even though it really wasn't much of an engine load. Leave those holeshot converters to the lightweight drag racers.

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