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Factory Spec: 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine - 390 horsepower, 407 lb-ft of torque.


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Old 05-02-2009, 06:59 PM
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Default Torque Converter Question

I have a 2003 quad cab 1500 5.7 with a approximately 104k miles on it. I use my truck to tow a small toyhauler trailer and drive it occassionly to the store or around town. I'm wondering if there would be any benifit or down fall to changing the torque converter. I'm wondering if it would benifit me when towing but I worried mostly about the milage issue. I don't have any problems with the truck now but I'm noy looking to create any either. Any input on this subject would be greatly appreciated.


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Old 05-02-2009, 09:17 PM
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A higher stall torque converter is a torque multiplier but for towing, it's a bit hard on the engine and trans.
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Old 05-02-2009, 11:47 PM
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well in that case I'll leave it alone...thanks
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Old 05-03-2009, 12:34 AM
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No problem. If you want a little more towing grunt, go for gears instead.
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