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Old 02-16-2004, 10:42 AM
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TCI Torque Converter

I'm planning on buying a TCI Breakaway converter for my application, tight 11inch, flash stall speed around 2400. Seems like a good choice, this car will see alot of daily driving. 3700lb 86 Caprice, 3.73 gears, built 2004R, 350 making around 340 horses. Comp Cams 268XE lift .477/.480 duration 268/280, Performer RPM intake. Any of you guys ever use one of TCI's converters? Have any complaints?

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Old 02-16-2004, 05:15 PM
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TCI also makes Summit Racings "Summit" brand converters. (At least that's what Summit told me.) I used a 2000 stall Summit converter hooked to a TCI TH-400 in my BBC powered pro-street 41 and it performed very well.

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Old 02-16-2004, 06:34 PM
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I have only used B&M converters. They work very well. I have heard from a lot of people that the TCIs are better that the B&Ms.
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Old 06-05-2005, 11:24 AM
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My TCI Saturday Night Special, a mild converter, went out on me after less than a year in my daily driver, and the TH350 that they built for JEGS that I bought went out in 4 months. I will never order anything from TCI again.
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Old 06-05-2005, 02:43 PM
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Are you sure it wa installed correctly?

Yes?

Well then? TCI is one of the best. Like Comp Cams. You always hear people say...that cam went flat, i'll never buy another one of theirs but you know good and well why it went out.

GER offers a FIVE year warranty if you feel like you might have problems.
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Old 06-05-2005, 05:12 PM
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Ghetto, I used a TCI 11" converter (then called the Dominator) in my 67 Impala conv. with a 327 .030 over, Comp Cams 268 Hi Energy cam, Performer intake, Q jet carb and stk ex. manifolds. The trans was a 350 turbo and the rear gear was 3.08. The same converter was run in my 406 camaro running 12.7's. I never had a problem. I had that converter for 11 years. I am currently running a TCI Super Streetfighter Nitrous unit. Very happy with both of them. I killed a B&M 11" converter once. Used TCI ever since.
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Old 06-05-2005, 08:32 PM
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i thought you already had a stall converter in that thing GJ?

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Old 06-06-2005, 06:01 AM
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I have used 6 or 8 of there converters with no issues from them,,,,, You can get a bad converter from any company. You have a s good of a chance with the tci as any other company....

Just stay away from the GER converters, if they are even still in business..

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Old 06-06-2005, 08:44 AM
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I agree TCI converter are a decent piece. I like them much better than B&M. I ran a TCI converter for years in an 11 second car. It never failed out lived two transmissions. I sold it when I upgraded and as far as I know it is still working. I've run them on more than one occasion and never had a problem. With your performance level I don't think you will have an issue.

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i thought you already had a stall converter in that thing GJ?

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Thats what you thought! j/k its an old thread


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Old 06-06-2005, 02:50 PM
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haha, thanks wakbordr.

Yea this thread is ancient, and I've been running that Break-A-Way converter for a while now. I love it. No complaints at all. I have a break stall speed of 2400 rpms.
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Old 06-06-2005, 03:17 PM
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That is what I just put in my Bu' two weeks ago Ghetto. It really woke it up.
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Years ago we used to say; "To make uR run you gotts have the cam, converter and gears.

And to this day i believe that.

Ghetto, what's the flash speed of that converter? I once had a Neil Chance converter. NOTHING else i've ever had will even compare. It would brake stall 2400 and flash 4000. I loved that converter, it was so streetable and SO mean!.
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when i got ready to buy another converter about 1 1/2 yrs. ago i decided to go at it a little differently.instead of just running down to jegs and picking one up i decided to see if i could make my money work for me a little better than in the past.i wanted to see if i could find a compitent company that would be willing to work on the converter if i wanted to make changes later on or rebuild it instead of buying another.i watched what was being said here online for a sort time and decided to go with coan converters.they are only about 150 miles from me for shipping charges if there are any and if need be i could drive there.i like not being completely at the mercy of the commercial company being delt with.now i find out that continental converters builds all of there converters for every customers needs and set-up.i like that even more.only thing is their site has been under construction lately.just thought i would throw this in as food for thought.buy the way i did get the coan converter 11" 2800-3200 for 300.00 and love it.i have a heavy vehicle.good luck.
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My TCI Saturday Night Special, a mild converter, went out on me after less than a year in my daily driver, and the TH350 that they built for JEGS that I bought went out in 4 months. I will never order anything from TCI again.
My boyfriend and i bought one of those saturday night specials also the durn thing came apart about a week out of the 1 year warranty and you think they are going to make it right certainly not they want me to send it in and let them fix it 4 the same i can buy a new one for and why would i want that junk back in my nearly stock chevy z71 i mean the are supposed to be for drag truks and stuff it would of came apart alot faster than that if i was pushin some hp BASICLY SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIAL NOT SO SPECIAL CANT EVEN HOLD UP IN A STOCK EVERYDAY DRIVER
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