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This is a discussion on get a stall? or not? within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; For those who posted on my recent threads. My transmission went out! 3rd and 4th. I'm thinking about installing a ...

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    get a stall? or not?

    For those who posted on my recent threads. My transmission went out! 3rd and 4th. I'm thinking about installing a stalled converter. Not for racing but for everyday driving. I was told it will give it tha manual type sound and feel like a stick shift. Would it be ok to have a stall for everyday driving? If so what do you all recommend?

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    Many people DD after market converter's. For a DD I would go with a 3500 converter. That is what I had in my car for 3 years. Then I had TCI make it a 4000. But a 3500 is a great DD converter IMO. Good manners, good gas miilage, etc. Once it is in there and you're use to it. You will say the car should have came that way.

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    Get your xmsn fixed, then get a stall. IMO dont get anything lower than a 3K, I DD a TCI3500 and it's fine. Get a xmsn cooler along with the stall and if possible thro a shift kit in there. My car had a shift kit installed when I bought it, now with the stall and a cam it's different animal. You'll definitely wonder why it wasn't stalled from the factory.

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    do it i have a 3400 and wish i would have went bigger make sure to put an aftermarket cooler on the stock isnt enough for a stall i learned that the hard way i rebuilt my trans and put a 2400 and it only made the weekend then i went to a 3400 a transgo pack and a cooler

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    If your rebuilding the tranny, get the Beast Sunshell installed. I agree, a 3400 - 3600 stall for a DD !!!

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    Why should I go with a beast sunshell? Does a sunshell come in a rebuild kit?

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    I have a Yank Y3000 stall in my vehicle for over 9 years, and if I did it over again I would go with nothing less than a 3600 stall. My vehicle has 3.73 rearend gears.

    Also consider a SF-29 racegrade flexplate, as long as you are in there.

    Purchase a major brand converter, you get what you pay for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by camaross9810 View Post
    Why should I go with a beast sunshell? Does a sunshell come in a rebuild kit?
    It's a HD clutch basket. It's another 50.00 bucks, but a great upgrade. And, add a cooler. I still have the original "98" 4L60e in my car !!! 4600 stall ... Been beefed up a little !

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    I do wanna make it more durable but not looking to do any hard racing. Maybe a TT one time. I'm thinking over 3000 wud be a little too much for traffic or city driving. I've never experienced a stalled converter so I'm jus thinkin outside the box basically! More info would be greatly appreciated!

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    For everyone that commented a question? Do your cars all have cams? Mine has no cam and all stock. Which converter is best without a cam?

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    Quote Originally Posted by camaross9810 View Post
    For everyone that commented a question? Do your cars all have cams? Mine has no cam and all stock. Which converter is best without a cam?
    Had my stall and cooler installed the same time I had the ASA cam installed, it is a completely different animal now but I can't keep the grin of my face when I'm driving it. I DD this car and can't imagine driving another auto performance car without a stall. As stated before, I wouldn't get anything less than a 3000 stall but for a DD you might want to just keep it between 3000-3600 and get a cooler installed along with it. I didn't have the xmsn rebuilt when the stall went in but I would definitely recommend researching the "beast" sunshell. From what I've read it sounds like a damn good investment and if you are having some work done on your xmsn it cant hurt.
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    I don't plan on installing a cam no time soon. Question is wat size is best without a cam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by camaross9810 View Post
    I don't plan on installing a cam no time soon. Question is wat size is best without a cam.
    A 3500 is perfect for DD without a cam. And as stated make sure to get a transmission cooler when you purchase the converter.
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    Thanks!

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    With less power, it will flash at a lower rpm... I agree with the 3500 stall...

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    Quote Originally Posted by camaross9810 View Post
    For everyone that commented a question? Do your cars all have cams? Mine has no cam and all stock. Which converter is best without a cam?
    i have all stock eng some bolt ons exhaust,air lid etc. just little mods i have a 3400 with 3.73 in the rear and i have no problems

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    Still haven't touched my engine... just headers, lid, exhaust.. 3.73s, the shift kit, 3600 stall.. (since had my trans rebuilt and swapped in a 12 bolt.. but that was from SERIOUS beating.. lol)...

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    Lol. Yea a guy I work with is tellin me in his opinion that I should go with a 2800 stall. Idk really! Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by camaross9810 View Post
    Lol. Yea a guy I work with is tellin me in his opinion that I should go with a 2800 stall. Idk really! Lol
    Whats a stock one? Like 2000? 2800 wouldn't be worth the cost/time to do I don't think...

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