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I plan on throwing some HP at my truck later on and so i want to build my trans now. I don't have the funds for a BTS trans as much as I want one. I plan on doing a BTS valvebody, V10 transcooler or whatever else someone recommends, and a full service. What torque converter should I go with or should I just leave it stock? Thanks for any advice.

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Current Mods: TW tuned, 3/8" trans. lines, BTS VB, Tru-Cool 40k cooler, 6637 Intake, 3" DP, 5" Aussies, Isspro EV2's, smoked tails/heads and 35w/5000k HID's, GM tow mirrors.
Future Mods:Rosewood Stage 2's, D66 with WW2, Intercooler, E-Fuel, T-500, SAS.

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Torque converter is a weak point on these, some are saying use a 6.0 converter. When I had my trans done the builder used a towing converter from roadrunner out of Phoenix.

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Torque converter is a weak point on these, some are saying use a 6.0 converter. When I had my trans done the builder used a towing converter from roadrunner out of Phoenix.
How much would a 6.0 converter run? The one I was looking at was the ATS 5 star for about 1400. Thanks for the reply.

P.S. What did you use for a cooler?

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Current Mods: TW tuned, 3/8" trans. lines, BTS VB, Tru-Cool 40k cooler, 6637 Intake, 3" DP, 5" Aussies, Isspro EV2's, smoked tails/heads and 35w/5000k HID's, GM tow mirrors.
Future Mods:Rosewood Stage 2's, D66 with WW2, Intercooler, E-Fuel, T-500, SAS.

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The converter I used was over $200 I believe and I spent a extra $500 on a deep aluminum pan and tru-cool cooler

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1.0 turbo housing, 203* t-stat, diy 6637, 4" exhaust
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I should add that I didn't feel the need for ultra expensive transmissions or converters since my truck is mostly a daily driver and occasionally tows up to 10k. If I was towing a lot more often and a lot more weight I probably would have spent a little more on it.

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97 F250 Xlt, built E4od, D60 swap, Baby swamps, tunes by Dp
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I ask Brian at BTS about the deep aluminum pan and he said he didn't
care for them, because once all that oil gets warmed up, it's just that
much more oil to cool.
Do your research and get the best torque converter you can afford.
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Yeah, I have heard the same thing about the pans. I was not planning on getting one. Just a VB, TC, and cooler. I have heard that I should not get a TC unless I have a built trans which is why I was asking for opinions.

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Current Mods: TW tuned, 3/8" trans. lines, BTS VB, Tru-Cool 40k cooler, 6637 Intake, 3" DP, 5" Aussies, Isspro EV2's, smoked tails/heads and 35w/5000k HID's, GM tow mirrors.
Future Mods:Rosewood Stage 2's, D66 with WW2, Intercooler, E-Fuel, T-500, SAS.

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best automatic trans upgrade is a 5 speed. Unless you can afford a BTS dont even bother patching a trans that needs work. I doubt your trans is original with that many miles but still id hold off till you can get a BTS or a 5 speed (big vote for 5 speed swap)

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What torque converter do you recommend? I am in the same boat.

I am original owner of 97 Extended Cab 4x4 with 86,000 miles, Unlimited Diesel 175/30 Stage 1.5 Injectors, ATS Intercooler, Tony Wildman 6 Position Chip, 4" Turbo Back Diamond Eye Exhaust, Stealth SPR1 HPOP, Wicked Wheel 2, Hypermax Combo Boost/EGT Gauge, DIY Intake, FPR Mod, CCV Mod, IDM Mod, 203 degree T Stat, Stainless Steel High Pressure Crossover Line, Fitch Fuel Catalyst, 40,000 lb. Trucool Max Transmission Cooler. Next up a Bean's D-66, electric fuel, torque converter and a valve body.
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Another thing to consider is a bypass style trans filter

tony

1997 F250 4.10's
D60 swap/mag-hytec rear diff. cover
ts 6 pos./Autometers
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