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so i was thinking about in a few weeks puting down the money for a new TC and 3400 stall, with a stock motor how does everyone feel about that kinda stall? is it to much for a car with my mods, would i hurt my performance at all?

i want this converter so the car feels a bit snappyer, as of right now shell get up off the line pretty quickly with a bit of wheelspin depending on how hard i launch it, but i really want it to come out of the hole QUICK thats what im looking for.
 

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I'm running 3800 stall with stock everything else. I absolutely love it! Talk to dirtydog about your goals. He's probably one of the best to advise a converter design for you.
 

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do you drive the 3800 stall in the snow or no? if yes how is it hooking up? ok? not adviseable?
 

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Ehhh... I'm a little shakey on the snow subject... It all depents on how deft your foot is. Go easy on the throttle until lockup, and you're just fine.

With the high stall converter, unless your above a ceartain amount of throttle input, your converter is going to produce less torque than the stocker'. Push your foot in too far, and it makes gobs more power than with the stock converter, and you can kiss your traction goodbye ;)

So my verdict on the snow: If you drive conservatively, a high stall converter can be safer than a low stall stocker'.

I've taken the cougar out twice in the snow this season, and did just fine. If I keep the rpms below 1800 or so, it doesn't make enough torque to break the tires loose.
 

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thanks Silenced. those are the staright answer i'm looking for.
 

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i have my beaters so im not worried about snow duty, if it snows, birds parked, bottom line, i bent a control arm and my k frame because of a large snow one time, and me having to drive, after that, i just sit at home..but anyways

3800 is steep for me, i dont think i wasnt gonna go over 3600, but i think i may actually get a 3600 now, i dont know
 

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3600 might work just fine for you. It all depends on your final goals with the car.

It would be good to have an idea of where your peak torque is going to sit. Any ideas how you are going to build your motor?
 

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no clue, ill restall later if needed, for right now 3600 will be fine for me... were there any downfalls of the high stall except for the decrease in traction?
 

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A tune would really help. I'm attempting to finish my car this year, so I'm holding off on it. My gas mileage has dropped from 19-20 from last season to 17-18. That is with about 70% city 30% highway on winter gas.
 

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About 3 miles south of KCIR ;)

I plan on being at that meet if the car is put togeather by then ;)
 

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Come on man - you gotta show up! If I can drive down from the Omaha area (about 3-4 hours) you can surely catch a ride with someone :p

-Melon
 

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Silenced, Where exactly do you live? I might be able to give you a ride, if I can make it. The last meet stormed so bad in Maryville I couldn't make it out. I gotta figure some things out with work, but I'll get your number, and maybe call ya.
 

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He's in the Kansas City area. Are you in the Maryville, MO area? Are you coming to the meet at the end of the month in KC?

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firescout211 said:
rear end gets her out the hole
Well actually...

On an automatic car the torque converter is a HUGE factor with that.

But that stall isn't anything that would scare me at all on a totally stock car for a daily driver. It isn't too much at all.

Darrin
 
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