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Old 09-09-2011, 12:29 AM
Gen1dak Gen1dak is offline
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Weeeell I tend to be a bit conservative on things, but one thing must be considered. Take my Shelby Dakota for example. 2000 stall, 3600lbs, 3.90 gears. Stomp it and the tach would flash to around 2k to 2100 immediately. Put that same 2k rpm converter in a 5000 lb truck with 3.55 gears and despite the rating, off the line at full throttle the converter will run to a higher rpm before it digs in, easily 200-300 rpm more than the rating. Taken the other way, an 1800 lb rod with 4.56 gears simply won't load the converter enough to get more than say, 1800 stall on a converter rated for 2000 stall. So, that's where I draw my suggestion. Also, at 2600 stall, you're gonna be in a pickle with 3.55's and 33 inch tires. What rpm do you plan on the converter locking up, and do you realize how fast the truck will be going? Just trying to strike a reasonable compromise.

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