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    couple ?s on torque converters

    I've read on the net that a out of balance TC can not only ruin a transmission but also the engine, ?1.is this true or false? I'm assumming it's true.

    ?2.can a transmission shop check for prefect balance of a TC? if yes do they balance the TC?

    I'm assumming it's like balanceing a crank either adding wieght or removing wieght.

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    we talking stock or aftermarket ?

    yes i can see a out of balance TC causing increase wear.

    for your other questions i dont know.

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    yes after market. I've picked out the Yank stealth 2600.

    http://www.converter.cc/converters/street/GM/5/

    I know it's for a truck but have read on the net folks use them on LS1 cars also.
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    why a 2600?

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    i am getting ready to order my yank and i am going ss4000

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    2600tc

    I don't like a loose TC. this is a DD car.

    2600 is a perfect fit for the duration of my mild cam and rear end gears.

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    I'm with shady.....in the long term you'll most likely wish you would've went considerably higher. I run a 3500 in mine and it could easily be daily driven. I *think* yank gives you a free re-stall maybe. Try it out and if you want bigger you can always get it re-stalled. What's the numbers on your cam and what gears?

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    I have a Y3000 coupled to 3.73's, and if I had to do it all over again, I would go with a 3600 stall, do not waste your money on anything below a 3k stall.

    Yank makes a great unit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    I'm with shady.....in the long term you'll most likely wish you would've went considerably higher. I run a 3500 in mine and it could easily be daily driven. I *think* yank gives you a free re-stall maybe. Try it out and if you want bigger you can always get it re-stalled. What's the numbers on your cam and what gears?
    details on cam w/3.23 gears

    DUR @ .004" 278*/ 286*
    DUR @ .050" 216*/ 224*
    LIFT .551/.551
    OVERLAP 53*
    LSA 115*


    "THE BOSS"
    STREET / STRIP CAM / AUTOCROSS
    POWER RANGE 2000 TO 6200
    TUNING & STALL CONVERTER DESIRED
    PERFECT FOR SUPERCHARGERS
    POWERFUL CHOPPY IDLE

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    You will wished you had gone bigger than 2600.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    You will wished you had gone bigger than 2600.
    off topic..but love the avatar pres.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    off topic..but love the avatar pres.
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    Quote Originally Posted by qwik219d9 View Post
    details on cam w/3.23 gears

    DUR @ .004" 278*/ 286*
    DUR @ .050" 216*/ 224*
    LIFT .551/.551
    OVERLAP 53*
    LSA 115*


    "THE BOSS"
    STREET / STRIP CAM / AUTOCROSS
    POWER RANGE 2000 TO 6200
    TUNING & STALL CONVERTER DESIRED
    PERFECT FOR SUPERCHARGERS
    POWERFUL CHOPPY IDLE

    That looks like a "Vinci" camshaft. Pretty mild on duration and lobe sep. Not sure what their idea of "powerfull choppy idle" is, because I run one of their camshafts very similar to those specs in my wifes car, (on a 112),,and I have the thing idling as smooth as a baby's butt at 700 rpm.
    In any event, I'd go higher on the converter as others have mentioned. I have a 3400 in mine with 3.23's and it's easily a daily driver.
    If I had more rear gear, I'd bump the stall even higher. Especially since more rear gear tends to tighten the feel of the converter.

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