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    RevMax torque converter?

    Anyone ever heard of or used RevMax torque converters? They are advertising on EBAY. Are they any good?

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    If I recall, this topic has caused before.

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    I have looked into them in GREAT detail. They are very popular in the diesel world. They have a good rep. I have called them on the phone a few times and they know there stuff. They have not been in the lsx community long enough to know how good there converters are for us. But with there current track record in other applications I don't see it being too bad.

    You have to ask yourself a few questions:
    Yank, TCI, Hughes etc... had to start somewhere.
    Are you willing to "try" them out on your car?
    Some are some are not. I have not made up my mind yet.

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    no they aren't too great

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    $$$??? Warranty???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cutlass View Post
    no they aren't too great
    Do you have anything to support that? Just curious haven't found anything really negative yet.

    Quote Originally Posted by JRENIGAR View Post
    $$$??? Warranty???
    1 year warranty

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    Revmax has come up several times on this site. There is a reason why some converters are expensive and some are cheap.
    Here's one decent thread about it
    Revmax

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cutlass View Post
    Revmax has come up several times on this site. There is a reason why some converters are expensive and some are cheap.
    Here's one decent thread about it
    Revmax
    Good read! thanks.

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    I bought one. $324.00 to my door. I have the cheep one. They have a good rep. In Diesel converters, they are very popular. They have billet converters for all applications.
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    Im gonna pull the trigger on this one and get a 3300 from rev max with the anti ballon plate and carbon clutch. THink ill be alright with not getting the billet front cover if it doesnt come with one. for about 400, its not a bad deal for a converter. Ive been looking into reviews and like some peole said, they are very popular with diesl applications. And seeing how diesls tend to have alot more torque in their everyday vehicles, a little 300 hp ls1 shouldnt strees it out too much lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02Sweet View Post
    I have looked into them in GREAT detail. They are very popular in the diesel world. They have a good rep. I have called them on the phone a few times and they know there stuff. They have not been in the lsx community long enough to know how good there converters are for us. But with there current track record in other applications I don't see it being too bad.

    You have to ask yourself a few questions:
    Yank, TCI, Hughes etc... had to start somewhere.
    Are you willing to "try" them out on your car?
    Some are some are not. I have not made up my mind yet.
    You first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge View Post
    You first.



    I actually bought a yank...

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    I just priced one out and compared it to Yank. For my Silverado 5.3L.
    About $40 difference between an known and an unknown.
    Aint worth it in my humble opinion.

    If a company is gonna try and break into the marketplace they need to drop drawers to even get anybody to try them. They only unbuckled their belt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02Sweet View Post



    I actually bought a yank...
    Me too.

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    I ended up buying one with the anti ballon plates and carbon fiber clutch. I went with a 3200. It works great for me. Its extremely streetable. You cant even tell it has a stall when you are not full throttle and it locks up fine when you are just cruising along. When you do go full throttle from a dead stop or kickdown it stalls out just like its supposed to. I'm not a track rat so I dont put it to the test all of the time so I cant say if it would last under those conditions but I would say for your average street racer this is not a bad set up.
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    Thats the anwser ive been looking for. Thanks man!

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    I have had one for nearly a year now and it has been perfect. Picked up almost .7 on the 1/4 and like tg580 said, under low throttle you can not tell it is in the car, but when you nail it, hold on!!

    When I called them I found that they had two different stages available, one for the budget racer and then a billet version.

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    yeah i saw the difference on their website. I think im just gonna do the tc without the billet cover. im not doing anything over 600hp anytime soon so the budget racer one is just fine for me lol

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    i got one too.3200 9.5 inch with 3200 stall.carbn fiber clutch upgrade.i know in my car it works great wit my cam.fitment was perfect.BUT i personaly have not driven a yank,viglante,art carr,or any other big name convertors.so i dont know how to compare it.all i know is im happy with it and it doesnt give me ay problems.now..at $350 its steal.look at it like this...if you buy one with the billett convertor you are paying around 650to $700.you cant purchase a vigilante without a billet cover.so their price is $700.if you ad billett to revmax its around $700.so if you could take away billett from vigilante,i believe they would be the same in price.so i think tey are the same orvery similar.just one is offered wit or without billett.there is your price difference

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    DirtyDog is the man when it comes to converters. Regardless of what brand we are talking about this is good advise before making any purchase IMHO.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge
    ....how about these inexpensive RevMax Converters?
    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyDog
    What core was used to build the unit?
    What type of front cover is on the unit?
    Are the pump and turbine furnace brazed?
    what type of material is the clutch made of?
    what is the ID and OD of the clutch?
    How many bearings are in the unit?
    Is there any powdered metal components?
    Can I see pictures of the internal components?
    How many RPMS is the unit rated to safely handle?
    Has either side of the stator been machined to increase stall?

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