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Old 07-30-2013, 09:48 PM
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Great explanation and duly noted Grant. And really, who knows, it may have to be replaced. Heck, I may have issues with other areas I've yet to even contemplate!
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Im not sure what they upgraded on the 2011 tq converters.
But the 2010 and lower tq converters had a lot of plastic parts in them.
Thats why the aftermarket companies have stepped in.

I realize everyone is loosing there overdrive clutches etc,but who is to say the stock converter is not part of the problem.???

It just desnt make sense putting in a built tranny capable of handle 500 RWHP and keeping the stock converter.???.

Thios is the same converter that goes back to 1999 I think.?
Im pretty sure the motors back then were not running 500 RWHP.

Anyway just my take on it.
Not trying to be a smart ass.

I have towed several 18,000 lb.GVW loads with my Circle-D triple disc converter,I dont think the stock converter would even come close to handling the weight.

With 70,000 hard towing miles on my 545rfe,the weak link is not my transmission,but I bet it would be if I still was running my stock converter.
Anyway awesome build,best of luck to you.
The converter locking in 4th burns up the od clutches, and the r/t converter locks as much as the after market converters to accomplish this on a stock trans.


Also, I pulled a bread truck out of 4ft ditch in 1 1/2 ft of snow with my r/t converter with no issues. My truck has also had plenty of hard towing miles for my business/step dads farm and has never had an issue with the converter.
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Getting this thread back on track, my Ram hits HHP tonight for a 392 fuel pump (insurance) and a few dyno pulls while being tuned. As soon as I have the numbers I'll post them up here.

Anbody want to take a crack at what she'll put down? I'd be happy with anything north of 350 whp. Anything less and I may just cry as my stocker was around 290.

Oh, and the corner weighting is being done tonight for the coilover calibrations.
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Getting this thread back on track, my Ram hits HHP tonight for a 392 fuel pump (insurance) and a few dyno pulls while being tuned. As soon as I have the numbers I'll post them up here.

Anbody want to take a crack at what she'll put down? I'd be happy with anything north of 350 whp. Anything less and I may just cry as my stocker was around 290.
I will guess 384 RWHP and have no guess on torque
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I think 370 to 390.
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since its cmr tuned...with a 25% drivetrain loss, guessing 370whp/380wtq
One thing for sure Josh doesn't inflate the #s, GL man!
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I would hope at least 400 or better, HP and TQ

BTW, I would upgraded the torque converter too.

catsltd definitely made some awesome improvements with his Billet Triple Disc from Circle D, (2600-2800 stall)
and it was Grant that first convinced me to talk to both Andre (Edge) and Chris (Circle D) when I was considering an upgrade.

I upgraded to an Edge 2800 stall two years ago, Best $500 mod ever! (13.8's NA at 2500' DA on a 4G RCSB 4x4 with 3.55's)
Dropped 3-4 tenths off my 60' alone and could smoke any R/T Ram off the line no problemo.

But with my new 500HP Ripp build and an L&M Customs transmission going in,
Mike convinced me he could work some real magic with an ATS Triple Lok 3000 stall.
(He even ordered it for me at his cost)

I'm sure the R/T 2600 wont grenade on you,
But putting monster Torque to the ground should really have the holding power of a triple disc torque converter.
Mike crams a bunch of upgraded frictions into his Trans build, and tunes it for higher pressure/holding power...so why not have a TC with more clutches and better built internals?



I've got $4k into my Ripp, another $3k into the trans so I don't see an extra $1k as too much to put towards an even better Torque Converter.

Mike and Gabe both run these in there Turbo Rams, that's good enough for me...

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Good luck dude im pulling for you! If it doesnt reflect the numbers you want on the dyno then take it to the track and see how she does. That will give you a good idea for how much hp you have.
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Heading over in a little while. Im guessing right around 370-380. If I'm wrong I'll just post that I'm right lol
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That would be just like you! Now take it easy on her on the way there and then slap her ass when she hits that dyno!
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