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This is a discussion on Gears or converter... within the Drivetrain forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Originally Posted by 3Z28'99 Will you lose hp or torque with a torque converter? Yes because slippage = less efficiency ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3Z28'99
    Will you lose hp or torque with a torque converter?
    Yes because slippage = less efficiency

    Think of it like slipping a clutch...your full power isn't going to the wheels when you do that either is it?

    Same thing.

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    converter...vig 3200 is way to go! half second faster in 1/4 and 3 mph gain!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackHawk T/A
    Yes because slippage = less efficiency

    Think of it like slipping a clutch...your full power isn't going to the wheels when you do that either is it?

    Same thing.
    I would agree with you that measured hp/tq will be different on a dyno, but the advantage of tq multiplication and getting the engine in its power band both give better acceleration (if the tires hold!)

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