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Old 08-16-2019, 05:05 PM   #1
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Looking for experience on torque converters

So I have talked to my tuner and have the understanding that my tc is my missing component to really get my truck running right. Right now I have 4.56, lt headers, 268 comp cam, and tune.

Has anyone ever taken down a trans on the ground? My main reason I haven't done the tc is because I dont have access to a lift. Has anyone been successful dropping the trans with the truck o the ground. I really want to do this project but not at the expense of running into major problems.

What yall think?

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Also I'm looking at running a 3k tc
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Old 08-16-2019, 06:05 PM   #3
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Yeah I do all my stuff on the ground. It’s not bad at all. I’m sure an actual trans jack would make it easier (and much safer) but I just use a floor jack. The transfer case is difficult to remove though. If you don’t have someone helping you it’s not fun either. It takes a good bit of manhandling to move it around under the truck, it weighs damn near 250lbs
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The 2800 stall I had before was really nice with the small cam. It’s not the greatest if you tow much, it will build up a lot more gear around town
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Old 08-16-2019, 06:12 PM   #5
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Thanks chris. Do you jack up the truck at all. Mine is stock height. Wasnt sure if I needed the clearance to get the trans out. Mayb I can just drop it down, slap the converter in and then put it back up. Not even pull out from under the truck
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From my experience, I really like the 2800 for a all purpose street truck. Next the 3000 stall for more performance oriented truck. And 3500 for trucks with a lot of hp and taller gears. I ran 4:10 gear with 28", 3000 with 31" and 3500 stall with 3:92 and 31" tire. With the 3500 stall, 31" tire and manual valve body I don't bother with 1st gear and use 2nd and 3rd in town.
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Daily driven street truck, 5752lbs with tow hitch, with 4.56 gears, Pro Edge 2800 torque converter and a few other mods. Drove it to the track, ran it down the track several times, and to most of the other HTC events we had over the years.



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Does the tc play a role in every gear or is it just launching?
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From what I am seeing about the removal and install. It looks like the tc flywheel bolts are a pain. Any advice for getting those?
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Does the tc play a role in every gear or is it just launching?
Yes. If the stall is 3000 rpm there is increasing resistance until stall is reach. This can be felt in any gear that is below stall. The torque converter also has clutches inside that are controlled by the tcm (lockup) that engage at cruise to provide lower rpm running. You generally won't notice the higher stall while driving except in 1st gear.
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