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Ok I know this topic has been beaten to death, however I'm using a CDS/Reactor aluminum flex plate which is thicker than the stock flex plate so its throwing me off a little..
set up is a 4l80 transmission, PTC converter, Reactor flexplate..
here's what I'm looking at, this is route #1
I measured from bellhousing to converter pads at 1'' exactly using a 1/8'' ARP washer between flexplate and converter...
or... route #2
I can put this 3/16'' ARP washer in which should give me a bellhousing to converter pad depth of 1 & 1/16''
and a gap of 3/16'' between converter and flexplate which is about the max recommended gap... but it will give me better converter engagement into the transmission (1 1/16'' vs 1'')
any opinions on this?
isn't pump engagement more important than the converter flexplate gap, and since I have a thicker flexplate that I can't really go by the gaps l see other people run because they are measuring off of their stock flexplates?
lol Im so tired just wanted some experienced advice so I can torque everything tomorrow and get this over with...
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While the Reactor flexplate is thicker than an OE one, it is not any taller. Meaning the offset is the same. ~0.575. The number you need to be concerned with is the distance between the flexplate and converter. You want 1/8 - 3/16. That will take care of proper engagement into the trans.
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