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Old 11-20-2013, 09:30 AM
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Torque converter question

If I put a 3600 stall converter in a 4L80E, would it still be drivable? My guess is yes since it has lockup, but I'd just like to make sure. Thanks!

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Where did you get the converter? I would call the maker and talk to them. They will want to know EVERYTHING about the vehicle you are putting it in so have all of your engine specs, trans, gear ratios and tire sizes on hand.
We can't do anything to help you without all of those anyway but you will do best to talk to the people who built it.
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Haven't bought it yet. It'll be going in a 71 K20, 5000 lbs with 33" tires and 4.09 gears. It'll have a 6.0 Vortec with around a 228* cam with 400-450 hp.

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Good, choose a couple of manufacturers and give them a call. They are going to need cam, carb and just about every other piece of info you can think of. Look at a couple of sites online and fill out their check lists.
This is the best thing you can do.
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Most after market converters don't offer lock up in that high of stall so I would check with the manufacturer to make sure it still has a lock up clutch in the converter. Just sayin'
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I have seen this used in a truck with a healthy BBC on a small hit of gas, works well and was very driveable. Flashes right around 3500-3700 in this case.
http://www.summitracing.com/int/part...make/chevrolet
I'm not a huge fan of off the shelf converters for a serious performance application but this one has been working well.
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If you're going to get a converter, get a purpose built one. Precision Industries, ATI, Circle-D....

Stay away from the likes of B&M and TCI. TCI and B&M may have been good in the past but for the past 4-5 years their Quality Control seems to have taken a real hit as their return rates have skyrocketed.
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GMPP has some new HD high stall lock up converters for the OD trans.
Not cheap... With those tall tires you need a Lot more gear.

A high stall works best and is more "streetable" when combined with a high gear ratio.
Especially on a heavy vehicle, x2 with tall tires.

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