Author Topic: Choosing a Torque Converter  (Read 2499 times)

Offline pocale

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Choosing a Torque Converter
« on: October 21, 2014, 07:24:52 AM »

My '86 C10 with 6.2dsl is in a need of new a flexplate/converter and a rear axle rebuild.

I am runnin 28" tires and planning to replace the original 3.08 to 3.55 or 3.73 gears
to have a bit more get-up-and-go but keep the highway cruising comfortable. Tranny is 700R4.
What do you think?

But the main question is the Torque Converter. I would want a bit more stall than original.
But how much is too much for a 6.2 diesel? ... the truck is my daily driver and would hate to
find the engine scream in every down town corner.

Now my best guess is to to search a TC with advertized stall of 1700-1800rpm and Lock-Up.
2000rpm might be too much...?

Any experience and comments shared appreciated. Thanks..

edit: typos
« Last Edit: October 21, 2014, 08:26:22 AM by pocale »

Offline roundhouse

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Re: Choosing a Torque Converter
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2014, 08:27:41 AM »
Id stick with the stock stall
1800 is about where you want the engine speed on he highway , not having to rev to that just to get it to move