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Old 01-06-2003, 07:13 PM   #1
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i was thinking today about how nice it would be to have a high performance torque converter for our cars to help with the low end speeds. i was just thinking and i don't even know if it would be worth it. any ideas about how much one would cost? and does anybody make one that would fit our cars? thanks.
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If you are looking for a stronger tranny, go see Ty. It will cost over $3,600, but you won't have any problems. I wish I had the change, I would get one with LSD. But alas, my family comes first
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i'd be getting a whole new car before i spent that much money on a new tranny. sry Ty.
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Torque converters are a couple grand. You really want to invest that much?
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i didn't know that they were a couple of grand. forget that idea. o well.
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How is a torque converter a couple of grand? A newer beefed up tranny would be a couple of grand, but a torque converter custom made would be between $300-$600 dollars depending on what kind of options you want like anit-balloning plates, bronzed furnaced fins, blah blah blah. Just because you get a different torque converter doesnt mean you need a new "beefed" up tranny. You have to pick and choose your battles. The stock torque converter for a N/A Bonneville I think stall'* at 2000 rpm. The */C versions are at 1900 if I remember correctly. You could move it up to around 2500 closer to the torque peak and still be ok for city driving. But it also depends on the options you do on your car. If you don't have many mods on your car, do other things first, not a torque converter. What kind of Bonneville do you have and I can make other suggestions, let me know what your goals are.
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i'm not really sure what i want to do to my car. i thought that they were cheaper than a couple of grand, but i wasn't sure. i just thought torque converter cause i was zoning out in my physics class and my teacher was talking about torque. then i thought, hey, why not a better torque convertor? i don't know much about them, besides there function and what they look like. i was just wondering. once again, i'm not sure if i want to do extreme mods to my car cause it has very high mileage (rounding 130,000 really shortly) i'm looking into possibly getting another car so i don't know what i am going to do. i'm just going for the cheap little gains that i can afford right now. it would be fun to mod the hell outta my bonnie, but it'* not practical with the mileage, and being a series 1 n/a. i found a 1997 ssei, but can't afford it right now. man i wish money wasn't an option. LOL thanks for the help thou.
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