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post #1 of 23 Old 07-12-2009, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
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Aftermarket Torque Converter

Does anyone have any suggestions for an aftermarket torque converter? The warranty company is springing for the new trans, but I figured as long as its apart, I'd spring for the aftermarket converter. Trying to avoid problems down the line if I bump the performance any more. Any help is appreciated. Thanks, Mike.
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Suncoast seems to be pretty good and popular too, I've been hearing a LOT of good from NADP lately, and I think I'd go to them for all my tranny needs now.





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Aftermarket Torque Converter

Thanks for the responses. I ordered the BD unit, since they have a dealer locally who had one in stock. My friend has a Dodge that just got a full transmission from Suncoast. While he has had a couple of minor issues, overall he is very happy with the performance of their products. But like I said, the shop just got my trans delivered and they are waiting on the converter to finish the job. Thanks again for your help.
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I hope you good luck with the converter from BD. I rebuilt my tranny with Transgo tugger HD kit(front pump kit and all), Alto Eagle clutches and steels, some hard parts, and a Recon converter. After some time I had a shudder at takeoff which we thought was the converter. Put in a BD, and it turned out to be a driveline issue- not converter. My comparrison of the 2- I liked the recon better. It locked up like a new gear. quick and firm. The BD locks up "Lazy" if you will. Thats with a lock up valve installed. I have no heat issues or anything with it. I just wish it would lock quicker and harder.

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I hope you good luck with the converter from BD. I rebuilt my tranny with Transgo tugger HD kit(front pump kit and all), Alto Eagle clutches and steels, some hard parts, and a Recon converter. After some time I had a shudder at takeoff which we thought was the converter. Put in a BD, and it turned out to be a driveline issue- not converter. My comparrison of the 2- I liked the recon better. It locked up like a new gear. quick and firm. The BD locks up "Lazy" if you will. Thats with a lock up valve installed. I have no heat issues or anything with it. I just wish it would lock quicker and harder.

If I'm not mistaken the "lazy" converters are to let turbos spool before locking hard?





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My comparrison of the 2- I liked the recon better. It locked up like a new gear. quick and firm. The BD locks up "Lazy" if you will. Thats with a lock up valve installed. I have no heat issues or anything with it. I just wish it would lock quicker and harder.
What shift would it do that in?

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Aftermarket Torque Converter

I've been real busy lately, but just to post an update. The BD unit sems to lock up quickly and pretty solidly. The only issue I've had so far is not trans related. I think I need to contact Eric at Innovative for a new tune for my SCT to compensate for the early lock-up on the new converter. Other then a slight stumble off the line on a few occassions, the truck runs great and pulls incredibly hard.
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IIRC NADP uses suncoast converters

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I have heard great things from some other people about ATS. I was also told to steer clear of BD. I don't have any personal experience with either one, but as long as it runs good for you that's all that matters.

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