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High stall torque conv what is the diff.

This is a discussion on High stall torque conv what is the diff. within the Automatic Transmission forums, part of the Drivetrain category; Originally Posted by nhraformula I have to disagree with you as i have a stock suspension. While the car doesnt ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhraformula View Post
    I have to disagree with you as i have a stock suspension. While the car doesnt have the best traction on the street, a good burnout at the track along with my BFG drag radials and i hook very well.
    I agree with you about stock suspension. To many people IMO say it is a must. I was running 11.9/11.8's in the 1/4 and cutting 1.7x 60' on stock suspension and ET Streets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshuaGrooms83 View Post
    well looks like a converter is in my future too lol. just been wondering whats good for me. looks like ill be looking into either a 3200 or a 3400. id like it to hit hard with out eating too much of my DD car
    Get some recommendations on STR's, which in a nutshell dictates how hard the converter hits.
    Mine is a 3400 with a 2.1 STR. If I snap the throttle just off idle, I'd say it's a fairly hard hitting converter. Makes it a bit tricky to launch on street tires, takes a bit of finess. Perfect for a sticky tire though.

    If I remember right, the lower the STR the harder the converter hits??? It might be the other way around, I'm having a brain fart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z28Thunder View Post
    I agree with you about stock suspension. To many people IMO say it is a must. I was running 11.9/11.8's in the 1/4 and cutting 1.7x 60' on stock suspension and ET Streets.
    I'm a stock suspension kind of guy myself, on all the cars whether it be leaf spring, 4 link coil, or these torque arm setups.

    They can be made to work and work well without spending alot of money on them. All that aftermarket stuff adds weight anyway

    I do simple things on the 4th gens like boxing in the stock lower control arms and panhard bar. I prefer to keep the stock rubber bushings in these areas for a quieter ride. From there it's as simple as changing the instant center, adjusting the pinion angle if needed, and some adjustable shocks are a nice bonus.
    Ran 1.5x 60 foot times on my buddies 4th gen like this on a 175 shot.
    My auto with a 3400 stall and 3.23's, no suspension tricks at all, stock stuff,,,went 1.92 on stock rubber without trying hard. A few tweaks and I think it would go a tad quicker, and sticky tires would knock it down for sure.
    They work decent for what they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    I'm a stock suspension kind of guy myself, on all the cars whether it be leaf spring, 4 link coil, or these torque arm setups.

    They can be made to work and work well without spending alot of money on them. All that aftermarket stuff adds weight anyway

    I do simple things on the 4th gens like boxing in the stock lower control arms and panhard bar. I prefer to keep the stock rubber bushings in these areas for a quieter ride. From there it's as simple as changing the instant center, adjusting the pinion angle if needed, and some adjustable shocks are a nice bonus.
    Ran 1.5x 60 foot times on my buddies 4th gen like this on a 175 shot.
    My auto with a 3400 stall and 3.23's, no suspension tricks at all, stock stuff,,,went 1.92 on stock rubber without trying hard. A few tweaks and I think it would go a tad quicker, and sticky tires would knock it down for sure.
    They work decent for what they are.
    Yeah I have tried telling people that. The aftermarket stuff does add weight.. Oh well..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z28Thunder View Post
    I agree with you about stock suspension. To many people IMO say it is a must. I was running 11.9/11.8's in the 1/4 and cutting 1.7x 60' on stock suspension and ET Streets.
    Unless doing serious racing, no need for upgraded suspensions IMO

    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    If I remember right, the lower the STR the harder the converter hits??? It might be the other way around, I'm having a brain fart.
    The higher the STR the "tighter" it is and harder hitting.
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