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Old 05-26-2013, 06:57 PM
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Need advice on HD tq converters?

To make a long story short I replace my starter because it sounded like it was going out on me. Still occasionally made a grinding sound while not turning over. Took it in to my local shop and they scoped my flywheel and found that about 6" worth of teeth have a V groove ground into them. Needless to say I need to replace it, also the rear main might be leaking also (checking into that when replacing the flywheel. They asked me if I thought about replacing the tq converter with something more heavy duty with the power/tires I'm running with a suncoast etc? Said I didn't know and never really though about it. Thoughts?
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Old 05-27-2013, 07:56 AM
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DPC triple disk. Done.
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:03 AM
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River City Diesel converter.
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Old 05-27-2013, 06:46 PM
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Whew baby, just searched for some if them. That may just have to wait. Is ats a good brand to look into also?
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Old 05-27-2013, 06:55 PM
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I do not have any personal experience with buying a built transmission, but I am beginning to look into this as well. In my somewhat limited research, I've seen a lot of people saying that the ATS route isn;t the best way to go. I'm looking toward River City or a similar performance shop or a Suncoast....

ATS Transmission??
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Old 05-27-2013, 07:00 PM
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If/when I would change the tq converter, I don't really want to change how it drives now. I like how it feels. I just want something more HD. Guess I don't know how the stall works and what I would need. I just want something to hold up to 560 rwhp and 1000+ ftlbtq
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Old 05-27-2013, 07:52 PM
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The RCD 1600 RPM stall converter is money for a street truck with factory turbos. Trust me. It's an awesome converter.
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Old 05-28-2013, 02:42 AM
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Does it change driving characteristics? I'm kinda green when it comes to these, trying to read up..
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:41 AM
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The RCD Convertor has a great reputation going for it. I think Jeff has run the Suncoast HD and then went to the RCD IIRC. The RCD will have the same driving characteristics with more power getting to the ground at all times than stock
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Old 05-28-2013, 05:56 AM
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I wouldnt run an ATS or Suncoast. An RCD converter is just a PI converter with a couple diff things which there isnt much to be done in a converter honestly. DPC or PI would be my choices.
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