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Old 06-01-2006, 02:45 PM
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Torque Converter Swap

Hi everyone, i am building a low-buck t-bucket! I have gotten to the point were i need to get a torque converter for the 200-r4 tranny i have and i need some guidance...

From what research i have done, the physical size and compatibility of the torque convert is the same for the 200-r4, 700 r-4 and 4L60. Is that correct? I have seen some dimension charts note that the s-10 pickup 700 r-4 and the 4L60 have a different hub length than the regular 700r-4 and the 200-r4. Anyone heard of that?

Obviously i'm trying to find something used with a stall speed of 2500-2800 for the 2000# car, but i need to be able to intelligently compare items.

Thanks in advance!!

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Buying used torque converters is like buying used oil filters. BAD idea!
200-4R/2oo LU converters are NOT the same as 700/4L60E converters. Early 700 trans used the same converter until 1984 when they were changed to 30 spline.
Do yourself a HUGE favor and buy a quality rebuilt performance converter. Make sure it has a steel turbine hub and a late model lockup clutch. Expect to pay about $250-$350 for this part. Cheap don't count here
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Gotch, thanks!
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