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Old 04-12-2012, 12:55 AM   #1
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Hello everyone in a new guy to the forum and to the Ls1 platform... So my question is what torque converter to get? And should I get an Upgraded flywheel with it... 1999 Camaro Z28 Auto . Mods are :
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Welcome to the forum.

There are several reputable manufacturers. Yank and Vigilante being 2 of the highest rated ones.

I'm going with a Yank SS3600 personally and 3.73 gears.
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yes vig. and yank are very god TCs to go with.


also i recommend a trans cooler and deeper pan.
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My friend has a yank SS3600, has been working great so far. He got a new flexplate as well along with a trans cooler...
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Welcome, as stated Yank and Vigilante are great. I'm upgrading to a Yank 4000 soon. I had a PTC 3600 that worked flawlessly for 70k + miles but want to give Yank a try. Really depends on what kind of performance you want from your car but somewhere in the 3200-4000 range is most common and makes a hell of a diffrence in et at the track.

I've heard of a few flexplates cracking but myself personally have never had an issue with the flexplate. Also, get a good aftermarket trans cooler.
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I have been going back and forth between Yank and Circle D. Chris at Circle D is a great guy to deal with, so are the people at Yank.
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Correct me if I'm wrong but for a nitrous car wouldn't you want a tight converter and short (numerically higher) rear gear? Maybe thats if your spraying hard off the line... I've always wondered about this since I get so many various opinions on what works well. One of our ex-technicians used to do nothing but race F bodys and said loose converters make a stock car faster but in the end once your making good power all they do is create heat and shred the trans.
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Correct me if I'm wrong but for a nitrous car wouldn't you want a tight converter and short (numerically higher) rear gear? Maybe thats if your spraying hard off the line... I've always wondered about this since I get so many various opinions on what works well. One of our ex-technicians used to do nothing but race F bodys and said loose converters make a stock car faster but in the end once your making good power all they do is create heat and shred the trans.
Good thing you got rid of that technician. A good stall converter will get you to your desired powerband and keep you there with modified shift extentions. It is true that a stall convertor for a NOS car will be tighter than a stall made for a NA car. But they are completely different performance wise.
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yank ss3600. Im putting mine in along with an flt trans. this converter works great with nitrous im told.
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Yank SS3600!
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Thanks For all your answers .. I really do appreciate it... So I think I'm going for a Yank SS 3600.. What Flex plate Should I get? What brand... Umm And so far the cheapest I have found yank for is $800 S&H... Is there any better price I can get from any store online? Thanks again guys!!!
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Welcome to the forum.

There are several reputable manufacturers. Yank and Vigilante being 2 of the highest rated ones.

I'm going with a Yank SS3600 personally and 3.73 gears.
Heard a stall converter sucks for roll racing is this true??
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i have a 3200 circle d and im satisfied with it
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Heard a stall converter sucks for roll racing is this true??


No, it's not true.

Not from what I've seen and read. The car gets up into the power band much quicker.

I'm not an expert on stalls, but I do know they help all around for racing.
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Fti 3600 gets my vote.
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