Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 55

Torque Converter

This is a discussion on Torque Converter within the Automatic Transmission forums, part of the Drivetrain category; I need to order my torque converter. It's a bone stock LS1. I would like to keep it under 500.00. ...

  1. #1
    Member 79Firebird_99TA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    ATL
    Posts
    242

    Black
    99 Trans Am

    Torque Converter

    I need to order my torque converter. It's a bone stock LS1. I would like to keep it under 500.00.

    I'm looking for advice on brand, stall ....etc.

    Also are these 30 spline?

    Thanks!

  2. #2
    Auto Painter RyanJM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Age
    41
    Posts
    2,002

    White
    1998 Trans Am

    I have a street performance stall from Circle D they go to 3200 rpm and cost$400. They also make high performance single disc version for $725 and you can get higher rpm stalls. They build them when ordered so you may have to wait.a.couple.days. I have the $400 3200 rpm stall and it's a nice stall and better than any other stall I have found in the price range.
    1998 Trans Am 85k miles.
    Bolt ons, MS3 113LSA cam, Circle D Stall, Tune, Modified WS6 style hood, Full Suspension, 6000k HID's, Clear Side Markers w/ Leds, Led 3rd Brake Light and 18" AR Staggered Killer Wheels w/ BFG KDW NT's.- Weekend Toy/DD
    02 Trailblazer -Sold
    09 Ram 1500 CC - Sold
    09 Cobalt SS/TC - Sold
    13 ram 1500 LoneStar CC 4x4 - Magnaflow, K&N,and more to come-DD/Toy

  3. #3
    member since may 2000 nhraformula's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    n/w chicago
    Age
    47
    Posts
    6,933

    black
    2000 nhra edition formula

    TCI street fighter 3000 rpm stall.
    2000 nhra edition formula
    a few bolt ons, 379 rwhp
    11.96 @113.25

  4. #4
    Senior Member Z28Thunder's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Broken Arrow, Ok
    Age
    52
    Posts
    4,542

    Arctic White
    2000 Z28

    TCI street fighter 3500 rpm stall..

  5. #5
    Member 79Firebird_99TA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    ATL
    Posts
    242

    Black
    99 Trans Am

    Quote Originally Posted by Z28Thunder View Post
    TCI street fighter 3500 rpm stall..
    Seems pretty radical - for my application. This car spends 90% of it's life on the highway at 1800 rpm going to and from work. Thinking about going back stock, either with a Hughes or Dacco.

  6. #6
    Moderator Cutlass's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Madison, WI
    Posts
    6,998

    1999 Formula WS6 M6-sold
    2001 Silverado Z71

    Quote Originally Posted by 79Firebird_99TA View Post
    Seems pretty radical - for my application. This car spends 90% of it's life on the highway at 1800 rpm going to and from work. Thinking about going back stock, either with a Hughes or Dacco.
    With torque converter lockup, you won't notice anything different between stock and 3500 stall converters at highways speeds. Bone stock LS1s and mid 3000 rpm stall converters are a perfect match like monkeys and bananas.

  7. #7
    Member 79Firebird_99TA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    ATL
    Posts
    242

    Black
    99 Trans Am

    What difference would I see with a 3500 and stock converter? I guess I'm just confused .....

  8. #8
    Moderator Cutlass's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Madison, WI
    Posts
    6,998

    1999 Formula WS6 M6-sold
    2001 Silverado Z71

    You get all the advantages of a high stall converter but the converter will still lockup (directly connecting the engine and trans like a clutch in a manual transmission) at highways speeds.
    Read this sticky for more info: What stall convertors do. If you still have questions, please ask. I'll try to explain as best I can

  9. #9
    Senior Member Z28Thunder's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Broken Arrow, Ok
    Age
    52
    Posts
    4,542

    Arctic White
    2000 Z28

    Quote Originally Posted by 79Firebird_99TA View Post
    Seems pretty radical - for my application
    Radical IMO is a 4000 or bigger converter.. For a stock car..


    Quote Originally Posted by 79Firebird_99TA View Post
    What difference would I see with a 3500 and stock converter? I guess I'm just confused .....

    The stock converters are 1900. With a stock converter you have to build power from 1900 until the stock shift point 5600 rpm I think.. A 3500 converter is going to flash to 3500. You will then build power from 3500 until the same stock shift point (5600 rpm). The idea is to get the motor into the power band quicker. Going to a different converter size does take time to get use to. I would say it would take a week or two to get use to it. Once use to it you will think GM should have put it in the car to begin with. Besides SFC (sub frame connectors) it should be the first mod on a A4 LS1.. It really wakes the car up and makes it a blast to drive.
    Last edited by Z28Thunder; 12-14-2010 at 09:09 PM.

  10. #10
    Exalted Cyclops 67CamaroRSSS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    5,824

    2002 Z28 A4 NBM
    Sadly now demodded :(

    Putting a 3400 stall (with accompanying tranny mods and cooler) into the 02 lowered my ET by .5 seconds.
    67 Camaro: K-K + 797-z (look it up), 454/Th400/4.10 12-bolt = 6mpg, PS/PDB/PW tilt, tach, gauges...

    2005 Corvette LS2/M6 Magnetic Red Metallic (What else would it be?) w/ Cashmere interior

    2002 Z28: NBM/Tan, MTI smooth lid, smooth bellows, !AIR, !cats, 1-3/4" QTP SS LT's, 2-1/2" TD's with X-pipe, MagnaFlows dumped at axle, custom welded SFC's, MidWest Chassis body mount adjustable T/A, 3400 stall, 3.23 gears (was 2.73). Tuned: 343rwhp/357rwt (before TD's). Best: 12.559 @ 108+, 1.73 60' @ 3500' DA w/MT ET Street DR's.

    Carbon footprint? CLOWN SHOE!

  11. #11
    Senior Member Z28Thunder's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Broken Arrow, Ok
    Age
    52
    Posts
    4,542

    Arctic White
    2000 Z28

    Quote Originally Posted by 67CamaroRSSS View Post
    Putting a 3400 stall (with accompanying tranny mods and cooler) into the 02 lowered my ET by .5 seconds.
    Transmission mods? I did fail to mention the adding a cooler part, a most. They do not cost much and add life to the transmission. I put a 20-22000 GVW transmission cooler on mine for like $40..

  12. #12
    Member 79Firebird_99TA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    ATL
    Posts
    242

    Black
    99 Trans Am

    Good info here ... and I think I'll go with the TCI street fighter 3200 and "feed those monkeys" some bananas!

  13. #13
    Moderator Cutlass's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Madison, WI
    Posts
    6,998

    1999 Formula WS6 M6-sold
    2001 Silverado Z71

    Quote Originally Posted by 79Firebird_99TA View Post
    Good info here ... and I think I'll go with the TCI street fighter 3200 and "feed those monkeys" some bananas!
    Nice!

  14. #14
    Exalted Cyclops 67CamaroRSSS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    5,824

    2002 Z28 A4 NBM
    Sadly now demodded :(

    Quote Originally Posted by Z28Thunder View Post
    Transmission mods? I did fail to mention the adding a cooler part, a most. They do not cost much and add life to the transmission. I put a 20-22000 GVW transmission cooler on mine for like $40..
    I rebuilt the tranny and upgraded the sun shell (Beast), clutches (6 vs 5) and type (Raybestos racing type), added a shift kit (TCI) along with internal valve body mods and deleted TM.

    The tranny can now handle way more than I can currently throw at it. I did this with future mods to the engine in mind.

    All this might not have needed to be done at the time but it was out of the car already and partially disassembled for inspection sooooo...

  15. #15
    Member 79Firebird_99TA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    ATL
    Posts
    242

    Black
    99 Trans Am

    Quote Originally Posted by Cutlass View Post
    Nice!
    About to order it .... the TCI-3200 , am I really going to like this? ... street driving and highways? .... maybe I need to give someone the money and let them order it.

  16. #16
    Moderator Cutlass's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Madison, WI
    Posts
    6,998

    1999 Formula WS6 M6-sold
    2001 Silverado Z71

    Quote Originally Posted by 79Firebird_99TA View Post
    About to order it .... the TCI-3200 , am I really going to like this? ... street driving and highways? .... maybe I need to give someone the money and let them order it.
    No, you're not gonna like it....You're gonna wish you went bigger

  17. #17
    Member 79Firebird_99TA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    ATL
    Posts
    242

    Black
    99 Trans Am

    Quote Originally Posted by Cutlass View Post
    No, you're not gonna like it....You're gonna wish you went bigger

    Man ... I just wish I could drive one first. This is my DD and I don't want to be revving like hell to get this thing to take off ....LOL. I'm really tempted to go to AZ and get the stock Daaco ....or however you spell it.

  18. #18
    Moderator Cutlass's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Madison, WI
    Posts
    6,998

    1999 Formula WS6 M6-sold
    2001 Silverado Z71

    Is there something wrong with your current converter? Because i was thinking you were looking to upgrade to a higher stall converter.

    You look around this forum for someone local and ask for a ride in there car and see if you'll like how the higher stalls drive/perform.

  19. #19
    Member 79Firebird_99TA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    ATL
    Posts
    242

    Black
    99 Trans Am

    Quote Originally Posted by Cutlass View Post
    Is there something wrong with your current converter? Because i was thinking you were looking to upgrade to a higher stall converter.

    You look around this forum for someone local and ask for a ride in there car and see if you'll like how the higher stalls drive/perform.

    Yeah ... the tranny went out at 210K miles and I would hate to leave the original converter in her and contaminate the fluid. I am basically swapping the transmission.

  20. #20
    Moderator Cutlass's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Madison, WI
    Posts
    6,998

    1999 Formula WS6 M6-sold
    2001 Silverado Z71

    Read this thread. Lots of good info about high stall converters in LS1 cars

    Confused now B&M only and sid 3200rpm is too high

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Question: Torque Converter
    By thechad125 in forum Firebird / WS6
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 03-12-2011, 10:28 PM
  2. Question: torque converter
    By tangkiller_z28 in forum Automatic Transmission
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-11-2011, 02:38 PM
  3. Torque converter
    By American Revolution in forum Automatic Transmission
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-16-2010, 08:51 AM
  4. torque converter??????
    By bigbucks39 in forum Automatic Transmission
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 08-08-2008, 12:25 PM
  5. Torque Converter
    By WS6ICK in forum Automatic Transmission
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-02-2007, 12:12 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •