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Old 05-12-2010, 04:24 PM   #1
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Yank 3200?

So I have an L99, and I was recommended a LS3 Cam Conversion kit (w/ Cam, what size please advise) with a "Yank 3200". I have no idea what all this means (especially the Yank part), and I dont know where to begin a search even.

Im intersted in a Muscle car idle with sustained drivability also @ freeway speeds. I dont want those surging issues coming with big cams I hear about. Horsepower is a goal but not my primary.
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Old 05-12-2010, 04:28 PM   #2
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yank is a brand of torque converters. the 3200 stands for the stall rpm that the torque converter begins to transfer power to the wheels. so when you stomp on the gas, the engine jumps to that rpm and you start hauling ass! the stock torque converter stall speed is only 17 or 1800, 3200 is probably the highest you can go without screwing with driveability on the street.
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Old 05-12-2010, 04:51 PM   #3
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I have the Yank ss3200 in my l99 car and it's great on the street or strip. It will have to have more rpm to get moving on the street so you will burn more gas. But damn if it don't raise hell on the strip. I would recommend you get used to it before installing a cam.
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Old 05-12-2010, 04:56 PM   #4
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Old 05-12-2010, 04:58 PM   #5
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Alot of times a converter is used to decrease the "surge" from an aggressive cam when driving the car( when you're at a light or stop, it'll want to lunge forward a bit with an agressive cam), it'll also provide you with the means to a much improved 60ft if you drag race it. I'd suggest with any converter that you go with a trans cooler as well...it's cheap insurance for these expensive transmissions.

I want a stall converter too...
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Old 05-12-2010, 06:21 PM   #6
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I hope you have a nice chunk of change for all this cause you're gonna need it. The LS3 swap isn't cheap. What are your goals for this car? If you just want more power, there are a few good VVT cams out there for the L99. The Stall isn't necessary unless you have some big plans for it. Gears would be a better investment at the start.
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Old 05-12-2010, 07:40 PM   #7
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Well they want 1450$ for the LS3 Conversion Cam Kit. Comes with everything for the swap.
They didnt price the yank 3200.
I plan on Supercharging . . . . I meam like a year down the road though AT least!
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Old 05-13-2010, 06:53 AM   #8
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A converter is probably the best thing that you can do to an auto SS other than forced induction.
For ther street 3200 is probably the highest I would go. I just installed a 2800 PI converter in my car and it made a nice difference.
If you are going to install a cam you will want a higher stall converter. It will keep you in your powerband. With just about any cam you are going to lose some botton end torque. The converter will get you in your sweet spot of the cam coming on power.

Every Auto car shoould do a higher stall converter. This will close the gap with the 6 speed cars.
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i had no idea wha they were ... im glad i read this thread.. learnt somethin new!
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A yank 3200 would be a good first mod and get a tune
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A trans cooler is a must on any converter swap.....and a good converter will lower your ET by .5-.8 seconds with no other mods, so it is one of the best bangs for the buck.

The FTI/RevXtreme Performance & Engineering is probably the absolute best you will ever find and is less than $800 for the billet unit. The 3600 drives like near stock on the highway and around town until you hit it, and then you right in the powerband instantly.

The FTI feels like a 3200 or less when driving normal and we have yet to break one in the years we have been using them. PM me if you want a quote.
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Consider reading these two threads before you do an LS3 conversion.
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=80797
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=82272

The only bad part of the L99 is the DOD/AFM lifters. The VVT is good if you get the right cam spec'd out. It will help reduce surging and keep more power under the curve than an LS3 with the same cam. The stock L99 lifters is keeping the engine from revving higher therefore replacing them is a good idea.

Someone mentioned gears...IMO good option for an M6 but for the same price as a converter I'd get the converter, until gear prices drop to normal pricing.

Your converter should match your cam. There are two types of converters too. Yank is a single disk and there are multiple disk converters too. The single disks cannot be locked at WOT like the stock multidisk but there are sometimes tuning issues with the multidisk. I persoanlly will get a multidisk converter at a later date. This is a good start for converters:
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=37093
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You want to pick your stall speed based upon the appropriate RPM range of your power curve. A 3200 stall on a stock car is a little high for my taste. If you car makes power at higher RPM, you will want a higher stall speed than a cam that makes more low end torque.
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Exactly, just because you have a cam doesn't mean you need a really high stall. I had too big of a stall on my old LT1 for the cam I had. I never got to use all the low end torque it made.
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