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#2019981 - 04/07/10 10:05 PM Upgrading the Torque converter
Stage2Vic Offline

Registered: 01/31/10
Posts: 256
Loc: WI
I want to upgrade the TC in my 2004 CVPI. The car has a ton of bolt ons - Steeda underdrives, accufab upper plenum and TB, JLT CAI, 410's, SCT tuned, flowmaster exhaust. Other than that, alot of suspension and other mods that don't increase HP.

I don't plan on doing much further to the car, maybe cam's and headers one day... I don't know anything about torque converters. What should I look for to fit the vic, and what size and stall should I go for? I use it as my daily driver but I want some mean performance out of her.
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#2019983 - 04/07/10 10:05 PM Re: Upgrading the Torque converter [Re: Stage2Vic]
Stage2Vic Offline

Registered: 01/31/10
Posts: 256
Loc: WI
Also looking to spend as little as possible lol, I know they can get very expensive.
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#2020027 - 04/07/10 11:00 PM Re: Upgrading the Torque converter [Re: Stage2Vic]
jayh Offline

Registered: 04/01/10
Posts: 68
Loc: Buffalo
I personally would go 3000-3200

the converter is an extrememly important piece, money here is well spent

try this sight-

#2020250 - 04/08/10 08:51 AM Re: Upgrading the Torque converter [Re: jayh]
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You may want to contact Lonnie at BOC, or Darren at BCA - both are sponsors on this site and both are very well informed on our cars.

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#2020269 - 04/08/10 09:33 AM Re: Upgrading the Torque converter [Re: Blue95]
98VicP71 Offline
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Registered: 03/28/06
Posts: 12731
Loc: ATL
IIRC stock is 2300..

for a daily driver with no cams I would go 3000-3300. You would probably want a 10.5" converter..

Either through one of the site sponsors or there is another place that has good converters that don't cost an arm and a leg and that is Edge racing converters..

If you upgrade your converter you would also want to get a larger exteranl trans cooler like the B&M one that is sold through ADTR.

You will also want a tune to take full advantage of the high stall converter.

If you plan on doing cams it really depends on what cams you choose. When I get a converter I am going with a 9.5" billet with a 3500 stall... Well I gotta get the vic up and running again first..
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#2020327 - 04/08/10 11:48 AM Re: Upgrading the Torque converter [Re: 98VicP71]
GSDNH Offline
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Registered: 05/14/07
Posts: 2724
Loc: MA
I'll be going with a 10" BOC stage I FWIW.


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