Automatic Transmission - Which Torque Converter to get??




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SAPO-99LS1
04-12-2012, 12:55 AM
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 :
•SLP Flow PAC
•LS6 Cam
•LS6 Springs
•LS6 Intake Manifold
•FLP LoNg Tubes
•FLP 3" Y-Pipe
•TSP 3" Exhaust
•160 thermostat
•100 Wet Shot


sepsis
04-12-2012, 01:18 AM
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.

ULTIMATEORANGESS
04-12-2012, 05:58 AM
yes vig. and yank are very god TCs to go with.


also i recommend a trans cooler and deeper pan.


udienow
04-12-2012, 09:45 AM
My friend has a yank SS3600, has been working great so far. He got a new flexplate as well along with a trans cooler...

BAMALS1
04-12-2012, 10:01 AM
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.

LS-ONE_DAY
04-12-2012, 11:44 AM
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.

FiredUpZ28
04-12-2012, 11:47 AM
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.

NC98Z
04-12-2012, 03:27 PM
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.

mjs1012
04-12-2012, 04:11 PM
yank ss3600. Im putting mine in along with an flt trans. this converter works great with nitrous im told.

D14HUGGER.ORANGE
04-12-2012, 06:23 PM
Yank SS3600!

SAPO-99LS1
04-12-2012, 10:27 PM
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!!!

SAPO-99LS1
04-13-2012, 12:23 PM
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??

astro11271984
04-13-2012, 12:40 PM
i have a 3200 circle d and im satisfied with it

sepsis
04-13-2012, 01:07 PM
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.

sabersaw30
04-13-2012, 04:31 PM
Fti 3600 gets my vote.