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Stall Converter Help

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    Stall Converter Help

    Had a question, I need a stall for my car, yet I have no idea which one I need. You can ask me any question about how a motor or tranny work and I can usually answer it, but when it comes to Stalls, I am in the dark. Why have a higher stall speed? How high is to high of a stall speed on a everyday driver? What exactly does a "lock-up" converter do? I am kinda trying to figure this out to help myself fgure out what stall is right for my car, any help you guys can give will REALLY be appreciated.--Tony

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    It all kind of depends on your use of the car, street strip? Or just drag? I have heard of stall converters around 3000 on a daily driver though I probably wouldn't go much higher than 3500 on one (too much throttle), as for brand all have their pros and cons, I have heard of good things about yank converters, I am looking at a 3200 torque converter right now

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    Read this.

    http://www.converter.cc/faq/faq.htm

    I prefer Vigilante. I run a Vig 3200

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    Best advice anyone can give you is to contact a company that manufactures torque converters. Personally, I like Fuddle racing converters because when I contacted them clueless as to what would be needed for my car in terms of a converter, they (John) answered all of my questions, sized the converter for my car & needs, & delivered it when he said it would be delivered even when he had to pay extra shipping to meet the deadline. Will be finished with the install tomorrow & expect it to perform flawlessly as others have experienced using Fuddle.

    There are several others as well. Have read that many people like TCI, Yank, ....etc..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Blown Vert
    Read this.

    http://www.converter.cc/faq/faq.htm

    I prefer Vigilante. I run a Vig 3200
    I don't see the Super Yank 3500 on their site but they talk about it on that page...

    What makes Vigilante better? Also those prices are insane...

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    Thanks for all the help guys, they told me I was prolly gonna need a 3200 but I cannot decide if that is to much for everyday driving or not. What do you guys with 3200 stalls on your daily drivers think of them?--Tony

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    3200 is fine for a daily driver.

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    I have a 3000 stall in my 01 Z28, and if I had to do it all over, I would have gone with a 3200.

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    i have the 3000 tci streetfighter stall and am happy with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonys99RamAir
    Thanks for all the help guys, they told me I was prolly gonna need a 3200 but I cannot decide if that is to much for everyday driving or not. What do you guys with 3200 stalls on your daily drivers think of them?--Tony

    3200-2.0 str, is just about perfect for a daily driver/street rod, IMO.

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    What about when I get the nitrous done, will the 3200 still be enough of a stall?--Tony

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    I have a Vig 2800 and no problems on daily drive. I also cut my 60' from 3.23 to 1.8 and my ET from 14.3 to 13.7 and this was when I had 3.23 gears and at 5300 ft.

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