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    Question Converter questions ????

    I'm taking Orions advise and looking to get a stall converter and have been reading the post on the site. So far as I understand it a 2002 WS6 has a 1600 in it. Most of you have YANK or FUDDLE Im guessing for quality reasons. and running 3600 and 3200 with 2800 in the third slot. I was thinking 3000 as I most likely dont have near your mods.

    FIRST Q = I have seen several sites that have converters listed in ranges (IE2800-3200). Can someone explain the range? My best guess is it is some how able to be set with tuning but I'm completely guessing.

    SECOND Q= Also what is the general rule on converter size for stock engine/trans?

    THIRD Q = At what size converter will I need a larger cam? (might change some day but then again maybe not)

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    Everyone wishes they went bigger and i'll say what everyone else will say, you'll be happy with a 3600 stall. The converter locks up anyways for freeway driving.

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    The converters stall point just helps put the motor in the sweet spot of the power band and that gives you max torque right away insted of havin to build torque when you stall at only 1650 to 1800. insted the converter stall between the given ranges you see like 3000 to 3200. it will stall some were between there. LS guys like big stalls because of were the power is in the motor at those give stall points. most seem to agree that an LS motor with a stall between 3200 and 3800 gives them the best launch they can get and adding bolt ons moves the torque curv around on the rpm band so people with different mods do different stall points. Hope that helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by T/A Addicted View Post
    FIRST Q = I have seen several sites that have converters listed in ranges (IE2800-3200). Can someone explain the range? My best guess is it is some how able to be set with tuning but I'm completely guessing.
    The actual stall of the converter depends on the power of the engine. A big torque beast V8 will make the converter stall higher then a say a V6. Some companies rate their stall with a certain amount of torque. If you make mods that give you more horsepower (top end) but decrease you low end torque, the converter won't stall at the same rpm as before so you'd want a higher stall converter.
    Does this make sense?

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    fuddle has had some severe customer service issues in the last 2 years. I would highly suggest looking at Yank or Vigilante. I would also look in the 3200-3600 range for a stall. Seems most people always wish they would've went bigger on the stall after they get one. I have a 3500 and I'm pretty happy with that. Before you order one maybe we can get together and I'll let you ride in my car to see how the 3500 does on the street. You don't need a cam with a stall but you need a stall with a cam. You can run all day on a stalled car with the stock cam in it. I drove mine around for 2 years stalled on just a bolt on car. You will most likely need a tune with the stall too because your shift points will need changed and possibly mis-fire counts so keep that in mind.

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