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I actually think that's wrong....if you put the same say 2000 stall converter in a more powerful engine, it will stall higher, not lower....plus every other factor you mentioned....but I think stock stall is just under 2,000 rpms...so going up to say 2200, 2400, 0r 2600 isn't much different. The converter doesn't lock at any certain rpm...it locks based on load I believe, so you really won't notice any difference with normal driving, only when you floor it. I'd say anything under 3,000 stall (for that truck-gotta get a converter made for that truck) wouldn't hardly change the driving feel. If you are going to be towing more weight and often, stick with a lower stall, 2,400 or 2,200 as more heat would be generated with higher stall. It depends where the power band of the engine is though, I'm not real familiar with this engine/trans.
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Imo I would do the 4.10s with tires you are running. I have seen many people change their tires then wonder what happened to their vehicle.
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im in a simular predicament i have a 95 2500 4x4 and i am not impressed with the torque the engine sounds plenty sound but just doesnt have the take off or pulling power it should i hooked up to a trailer with an 04 silveraldo on it and it took higher rpms than i was happy with about 2700 to 3000 to start moving ok was thinking about starting with a torque converter swap jus not sure if i should just get a new stock converter or look into a heavy duty if it is made my 97 2500 had alot more torque with a tranny that burned fluid my 95 had the tranny rebuilt only 10,000 miles ago and has been back do to no power and the shop said an adjustment was made but it still doesnt have the power it should and i cant think of any adjustment that could be made
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Also torque converters do wear out with high mileage.....If you're going to spend hundreds on an oem converter, you might as well spend the same amount and get a good one. An aftermarket one will give you a better clutch (can tow in OD), more efficient(more power to the wheels), will last longer, and gives you the option of a higher stall...
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thank you for the info not looking for a higher stall i like how it drives now jus not the torque so i will look into an aftermarket
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Also torque converters do wear out with high mileage.....If you're going to spend hundreds on an oem converter, you might as well spend the same amount and get a good one. An aftermarket one will give you a better clutch (can tow in OD), more efficient(more power to the wheels), will last longer, and gives you the option of a higher stall...
Dude, higher power input on one end does the same as greater resistance on the other end. Either will cause higher stall, all else being equal. Either imposes a greater weight on the converter. Double your HP and stall will increase, all else being equal, but if you then unhook that 8000 lb trailer, stall will drop. These converters are electrically activated based on computer inputs including vehicle speed, throttle position, etc, so yes, load is measured, but if you have a 2600 rpm stall, it'll be slipping at the same time the converter clutches lock, and depending on load, it'll even slip more. In heavy load situations, a locked up high stall will be less efficient than a simpler non-lockup.
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im runnin 32s on my truck right now without a problem, when i can afford new tires im gonna bump up to 33s
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Dude, higher power input on one end does the same as greater resistance on the other end. Either will cause higher stall, all else being equal. Either imposes a greater weight on the converter. Double your HP and stall will increase, all else being equal, but if you then unhook that 8000 lb trailer, stall will drop. These converters are electrically activated based on computer inputs including vehicle speed, throttle position, etc, so yes, load is measured, but if you have a 2600 rpm stall, it'll be slipping at the same time the converter clutches lock, and depending on load, it'll even slip more. In heavy load situations, a locked up high stall will be less efficient than a simpler non-lockup.
I think we have poor communication because I was trying to say the same thing....higher output gives higher stall. And I agree more resistance gives higher stall.
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