Best value brand/ company torque converter

Discussion in 'High Performance Modifications' started by 54baker, Sep 7, 2017.

  1. Wadd2

    Wadd2 Veteran Member

    Aug 27, 2013
    Shelton, Nebraska
    I'd go with ATI. Custom built to your exact engine,trans, gear, etc. I have one of their 8" converters I run on the street often. Idle away from a light like a stocker. Flashes to 4200 if you get a heavy foot. The engine it's behind is 500+ hp and when the converter flashes it just destroys tires. Very tight cruising. I've never had such an efficient converter. Worth every penny. I run a small cooler mounted in a bad spot away from good air flow and the trans never gets hot
  2. Blown Camaro

    Blown Camaro American by birth, drag racer by choice

    Dec 13, 2009
    Deltona, FL
    I am running a 9 inch FTI 4200 stall. VERY tight on the street at part throttle. Much better than the 3500 TCI it replaced. Very little slippage through the traps. It was just under $1200
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  3. Mwilson

    Mwilson Veteran Member

    mine leave off idle like a stock converter flashes 4,200 and stalls 5,000 on the brake rated at 800 hp Jegs XHD
  4. Bandit723

    Bandit723 Veteran Member

    Oct 1, 2016
    Waupaca WI
    Well let us know how your $350.00 converter holds up
  5. Mwilson

    Mwilson Veteran Member

    Its actually made by Transmission Specialties and costs closer to $650 on their site. If jegs is willing to stand behind it for nitrous, turbo & trans brake I feel like it should be ok, I've been beating the crap out of it! lol
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  6. SRGN

    SRGN Veteran Member

    Feb 20, 2009
    Central NJ
    I use primarily Pro Torque and Neal Chance. In an LS powered application I have had good luck with Yank converters as well. Last 4th gen bolt on car I put together for a friend with a Yank 4200 ran a 1.49 60' on its way to an 11.46@117. Not bad for just headers/exhaust/gears/converter/intake/tune. Pro Torque has always built a very efficient converter, very streetable. Neal Chance stuff winds up in my high end builds and single digit ET race cars.
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  7. nova75mike

    nova75mike Veteran Member

    Mar 20, 2008
    Etters, PA
    Well, how is it holding up for you? I'm thinking of pulling the trigger on one of these for my build as well.
  8. 1980RS

    1980RS Veteran Member

    Jun 17, 2006
    I bought an almost new Jeg's XHD last summer and used it with my PP 461 and that converter worked great. 4100 stall with my engine and a 1.57 60ft. time.
  9. Mwilson

    Mwilson Veteran Member

    its amazing, very tight at normal driving and cruise very comfy 2,600 at 55 but if I mash it 4,500 or 5,200 on the transbrake. My buddy has a Yank and he drove my car and fell in love with my converter
  10. Zspoiler

    Zspoiler Veteran Member

    May 6, 2012
    Federal Way, Washington
    I have heard from my friends that Art Carr Transmissions converters work well.

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