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Old 10-25-2012, 11:00 AM
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Torque Converter ( TC ) Options & which one to go with?????

Well my transmission finally took a dump on me (thanks to the tune the previous owner was running and a downed solenoid). I plan on dropping the transmission tomorrow night to assess the full extent of damages, and I figured while I'm there I might as well replace the torque converter as well. What are you guys running in your truck and what do you think about them? I'm not looking to spend a boat load of money, just want a decent TC for a decent price.

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Old 10-25-2012, 11:27 AM
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I've read the precision industries stallon is good. I'm about to order one my self.
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Precision industries is great.
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PI hands down. Dont get them confused with the Precision of New Hampton which is what a lot of people think are and are a baby blue color. Dont fall for it.

Real precision Industries converters are purple/pink
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Speaking from experience, unless you're equipped to do a complete rebuild, may as well get another transmission. My fluid was black and gritty with clutch and steels material. Yummay!

San Tan Transmission in Arizona shipped me a complete rebuilt set up with converter/shift kit/valve body work for $1900 plus shipping. It works great.

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Would it hurt anything to drop the trans n swap the tc if the stock trans is holding up fine?
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Would it hurt anything to drop the trans n swap the tc if the stock trans is holding up fine?
No. Make sure to pour fluid in prior to install, then top off before driving. O'Reilly auto has Motorcrafy SP fluid for reasonable.

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How much fluid is needed in the tc? And in the hole trans? And thanks
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How much fluid is needed in the tc? And in the hole trans? And thanks
Yup, slowly pour it into the input shaft hole. Expect 2/3 qts. It's CRITICAL that the tc seats properly. If not, you'll smoke the pump.

No offense, but if you've never done a converter, take the trans to a shop for proper install.

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Sweet! Thx for the info Karl
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