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Old 12-08-2017, 08:09 AM   #1
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Torque Converter

I see phastek has a *new* torque converter out for the ZL!, 2600-2800. I have a BTR Stage 3 cam, headers...which the TC supposedly will wake up. I just run the streets so the question is am I going to notice a difference. Don't imagine the install is cheap plus I'll probably have to run some cooling lines? Appreciate any thoughts
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Old 12-08-2017, 09:28 AM   #2
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Just from the research ive done, if your car is an auto the 2600-2800 is too low for a stage 3 cam. You will likely need to look in the 3200-3600 range. Everyone says that its one of the best mods to do on your car and really wakes it up. However, I just elected to go with a GPI SS1 cam kit as I do not wish to replace the stall. This install at a shop would likely be a little more than a couple hundred bucks, and youre also supposed to run an additional transmission cooler as soon as you add a stall
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Old 12-08-2017, 05:46 PM   #3
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Just from the research ive done, if your car is an auto the 2600-2800 is too low for a stage 3 cam. You will likely need to look in the 3200-3600 range. Everyone says that its one of the best mods to do on your car and really wakes it up. However, I just elected to go with a GPI SS1 cam kit as I do not wish to replace the stall. This install at a shop would likely be a little more than a couple hundred bucks, and youre also supposed to run an additional transmission cooler as soon as you add a stall
Tks. Did a lot of Google and Youtube and that 3200-3600 came up. Don't know how easy/hard the install would be? I think the additional transmission cooler line might be straight forward. I see the wisdom if you are drag racing, yet it also seems like it might be a nice mod for street use also and I wonder why that isn't more chatter about it?
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Old 12-18-2017, 06:25 PM   #4
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$550 for a 2700ish stall converter with a billet stator!!!! that has my vote for street use all day long! Bargain! I'm going to look into this for my car. I still have the stock converter and trans in my car with 0 issues and I'm at 30,000 miles to date. Thanks for posting OP! Btw, I also run the street 99% of the time and this would be perfect. I've had every imaginable combo in this car and a slightly higher stall like this would get me right where I want to be.
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Old 12-19-2017, 11:12 AM   #5
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Would a stall converter affect a tuned car?
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Old 12-19-2017, 05:59 PM   #6
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My tuner recommends some adjustments after the install of a converter so yes I guess so.
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Old 12-29-2017, 08:44 PM   #7
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I have a precision 2800 stall converter with the BTR3 cam. Not a single issue with driveability. The BTR3 blower cam is not as agressive as most seem to believe.
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