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Question Who makes the best towing Torque Converter?

I think I may have blown out my Torque Converter yesterday while downshifting on a big hill. I'm looking to go aftermarket and I was wondering who makes a good torque converter with towing specifically in mind, not racing. Thanks for the input.
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No clue, but my stocker has held up remarkably well with LOTS of abuse.

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Suncoast can make them to whatever specs you want. I have mine setup for towing as well and I like it alot.

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So does a towing torque converter have a lower stall speed?

I'll find out today if my torque converter is really toast or what the problem is.
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So does a towing torque converter have a lower stall speed?
That can be changed. They can lower it, raise it, or have it remain like stock. No matter what you get though, it will run hotter then stock.

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We have had 3 PowerStokes with BTS tranmissions in them. Two of the trans are/were 4R100s behind the 7.3s and one is a 5R100 in my 6.0. Great for pulling racing whatever!!! These trucks have Percision Industries converters and they are a great product. Call up Brian's Truck Shop and they will hook you up with a converter or built trans. You could always call them up after you go with some other brands of trans/converters I can't tell you how many "other brands" of transmissions/converters I have seen getting pulled out of customers trucks at BTS. I am not on a soap box just speaking from what I have seen and heard.

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After what I've read on here and everything I've heard, I'd go suncoast, and I plan to do so at some point (when funds allow)

With just a tuner, I broke the original TC with only 40K miles on the truck, now 3k miles later I think this one is going again because the dealer didn't replace the trans cooler when they put the new tranny in...





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I didn't replace trans cooler OR torque convertor when I replaced my tranny 75K miles ago BUT I didn't have a catastrophic failure either. Just 40K miles of a predator and it was tranny and 3 sets of head gaskets.

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