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This is a discussion on Torque converter choice within the Drivetrain forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; OK, the wife and I are getting ready to take the Goat out of winter mothballs and she said she ...

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    Torque converter choice

    OK, the wife and I are getting ready to take the Goat out of winter mothballs and she said she wants more performance this year so she can get into the mid 13's at the track. Our Goat is mostly stock except for a Flowmaster cat-back system, 18" wheels and tires, K&N air flow system, ported TB, MSD wires and a Frost tune. So the question is which converter do we use and what stall would go with the stock 3.46 gears ? We only drive the car about 3k miles per year so gas mileage is not a factor and we will be using a B&M deep pan and a B&M cooler. Thanks in advance.

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    I street drive our 3,200 all the time and have had zero issues.

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    I have a 3600 vig and love it. Not really much dif then the stock as far as street manners. Prob shaved a lil more then 1/2 sec off the 1/4 mile times with it. I will prob put the same stall in my truck (100% stock 2001 silverado) when I get around to that project.

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    While I have not used mine yet so I don't know how it will affect track times, I chose a 4000 Vigilante Stall over the competition for many reasons. A couple of the top reasons were that they have the best warranty in the industry, a five year warranty, and the second was a free re-stall within 2 years of purchase which is awesome if you decide you later want a higher or lower stall. There are many other reasons such as the materials used which affect longevity and quality of the converter and make them one of the best on the market. All of their converters are held to the same standard, they don't make cheap converters that will break like cheap TCI ones.
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