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School me on torque converters, single vs triple disc

I search around and that didn't help me much.

Looking at getting a new torque converter and I'm trying to figure out if I should get a single or triple disc, so what are the pros and cons of both.

Thanks in advance


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I search around and that didn't help me much.

Looking at getting a new torque converter and I'm trying to figure out if I should get a single or triple disc, so what are the pros and cons of both.

Thanks in advance
from my basic understanding and someone else may chime in.

Triple will hold more power but my also be a bit "rough" (subjective to the users), rough enough to potentially cause other trans parts to give up the ghost.

where a single wont hold as much power but engagement is more stock/refined

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pretty sure the 5r110 on a 6.0 has a triple disc as OEM

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OK, thanks for the info. To show my ignorance, what is the problem with 3 nipples...
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Yo Bro this isn't clutch territory ??

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Just brown nosing on them sponsors bro.

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OK, thanks for the info. To show my ignorance, what is the problem with 3 nipples...
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from my basic understanding and someone else may chime in.

Triple will hold more power but my also be a bit "rough" (subjective to the users), rough enough to potentially cause other trans parts to give up the ghost.

where a single wont hold as much power but engagement is more stock/refined
I've read about triples breaking things when locking up on factory transmissions but that was on a Cummins forum about the 48RE since the 5r110 is shipped much beefier than it from the factory I didn't know if it would be a problem also.


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I just installed my Valair triple disc converter on saturday. Rated for 550 rwhp so I called the guy and told him I need it to hold 800 rwhp and he said he would have zero issues doing that. I didn't know they made converters.. but it's in my truck now on an otherwise stock transmission. I drive it on a 600 rwhp tune or so every day. Only been a week but I do not notice a difference whatsoever at all. It drives the exact same. Don't even feel it lock up. I love it. My triple disc in my dmax locks in hard enough to spill half your drink when my 5er is connected to it. The converter did come out of a truck with a trans that was destroyed at about 500 hp, so uncertain as to why that happened. I had it cut open and cleaned and given the green light. Doesn't scare me one bit, I'm happy with it!
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