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Well I think my torque converter is now shot, so I am looking to get it fixed ASAP. Recently I replaced my motor with a 2002 PI one, so it has a little more power. Is a mark 8 t/c a good match for the PI engine? also, I need the mark 8 flexplate correct?

So what year mark 8 converter is the best to get?
 

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I ran the Mrk converter with my PI motor and while it is better than the stocker I personally don't think it's enough. I would get something in the 3000 to 3500 range myself.
 

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what are they rated at? I really dont have alot to spend here unfortunately or I would get a dirtydog t/c
 

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Stock 4.6L Bird/Cougar 2012-2375
'98-up Mustang GT...2324...2737 (same as Mark8)
'03 Marauder...2555...3011
 

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but wont a higher stall rate converter be harsher on a tired tranny? I have doubts about this one....
 

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Now I am not to sure how the torque converter is really supposed to work, but it feels like my tc "locks" at 1500, except it seems way to long of a lockup, you can feel it soak up the power as i give it more gas then suddenly it shifts. is that shudder? I know nothing about stall rates either. I just have a stock PI, so what would be a good stall rate for a commuter car be? 2800? 3000? what does the higher rate make a difference on moderate launches?

thanks for any help you guys can give me, this car is almost to much for me
 

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I have a Marauder Torque converter 2W3Z-7902-AARM and the flexplate
F3LY--6375-A, new in the box. Make me an offer.

Francis
 

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96 it sounds like me your SHIFT is when you press the gas so much that instead of bogging the engine down and what not it unlocks the torque converter. you'll hit a certain point where it will unlock the torque converter to I guess raise the stall speed and produce more power. Mine does it all the time here in the mountains if I leave it in OD. I normally just turn it off for city driving.
 

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96_LX said:
you can feel it soak up the power as i give it more gas then suddenly it shifts.
That's what it is supposed to do. The converter clutch goes into a controlled slip when it begins lockup in 3rd gear. It continues this lockup in forth, with a brief unlock between gears. Supposed to make the lockup unnoticeable to passengers. If you don't want it to slip anymore get a tune or wire up a switch and lock it up yourself. Personally, I can't stand that controlled slip. Nice solid lockup is the way to go! :thumbsup:
 
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