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Torque converter upgrade

Fellas, it's been a while since I've researched , but a while ago it was a good thing to put in a 6.0 liter torque converter in our 99 supers. Is that still the case? I have a mild chiped 99.5 with a high flow intake and exhaust. The stock torque converter and the tranny are hold up just fine(90 k on truck) but I really don't like the stock torque converter. I don't tow much but I do use it for hauling wood. Can you direct me to a shop I can discuss this conversion with. Is it still a good idea?

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if you don't do heavy tow than the stock tq is fine but put on a tq lock it feel so much better
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you could pick up a triple disc converter for a decent price and add a valve body to your trans and youll be setup for along time. If you take care and do the maintenance that needs to be done regularly.

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if you don't do heavy tow than the stock tq is fine but put on a tq lock it feel so much better
What's a torque lock?

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the bd torq loc it locks up the torque coverter
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you could pick up a triple disc converter for a decent price and add a valve body to your trans and youll be setup for along time. If you take care and do the maintenance that needs to be done regularly.
whats a good aftermarket torque converter? i was going to install one and maybe itll make it last a little longer till it needs to go to brain to get fully built
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Depends on how much you wanna spend. You could go to your local trans shop and see if they offer a torque converter, or you could buy one from either BTS, John Woods, ATS, Suncoast, or BD. Really how much you wanna spend. After that, maybe look into valve bodies and a 6.0L tranny cooler upgrade.

I personally am running a full ATS trans, and i like the tranny, but thats me.

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I already have 6.0 cooler and valve body and I can feel what I think is a little slippage so I hope it'll be a nice little upgrade I was thinking bts or John woods


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look around on eBay for a good billet converter with a low stall. I purchased one over a year ago and love it if you pm me ill send you the guys store link
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I bought a RevMax Low Stall Convertor for my 99.5. I'm pretty happy with it. It is rated for 1500 ft/lb of torque. I went with the stage 4. Definitely overkill for what I do with the truck but oh well. I also purchased the low stall stator with it and that really improved my fuel mileage. The Stage 4 is around 600 but they make a stage 3 for around 400 as well.

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