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Join Date: May 2008
Location: Cheney, Washington
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What is the best Torque Converter for the money?
With my new injectors and chip I am going to have to upgrade my stock 97 transmission. I have a 4:10 rear end and a 40,000 Trucool Max transmission cooler. The highest transmission temperature I have ever seen before the tranny cooler was 170 degrees once and usually it is well below that temperature.
I plan to do a BTS valve body, new fluid (is there a preferable tranny fluid that helps with longevity) and a torquer converter. I have looked at some torque converters that cost $400 and some that are $1,500. What torque converter is the best bang for the buck for longevity and warranty? Is a double or a triple disc converter preferable?
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.