When would you use a high stall torque convertor?
A higher stall torque converter will let your car accelerate better because the car will be taking off at the rpm range where it is making the most power. But you don’t want a stall speed that is too high either.
Can you daily drive a high stall torque converter?
However, a stall converter will affect your daily driving by lowering your fuel economy substantially. This makes it a poor option if you’re using the car for commuting. The reason that a stall converter boosts your acceleration is that it doesn’t allow the tires to break loose until you reach a higher RPM.
What is a good stall for a torque converter?
Stock torque converters generally have a stall speed around 1,800-2,000 rpm. Higher stall speeds become necessary when horsepower and torque happen at higher rpm ranges. You want stall speed and maximum engine torque to happen around the same rpm range.
How much horsepower does a stall converter add?
It’s also one of the chepest mods per performance you can buy! A higher stall speed torque converter DOES NOT add any horsepower. What it does, is move the engine rpms up higher at launch, so that you have more horsepower per mile per hour. Just like when you rev a stick shift car up higher for a quicker launch.
Is a 3000 stall Streetable?
Is a 3000 stall Streetable? Most of the “daily driven” street cars we build have anything from 2,400 on up to a 3,500 stall converters in them and they are very streetable with no problems. Just because a stall converter may have a 3,000 RPM rated stall does NOT mean the car won’t move until it revs to 3,000 RPM.
Is a 4000 stall Streetable?
With the majority of street cars that are driven daily we build have stall converters ranging from 2,400 to 3,500, with no problem being street driven. Whereas, we will sometimes use 4,000 RPM stall converters on strip / street cars.
Is a 3500 stall Streetable?
One of the biggest bangs for the buck you can buy is a stall converter. Most of the “daily driven” street cars we build have anything from 2,400 on up to a 3,500 stall converters in them and they are very streetable with no problems.
What does a 3500 stall converter do?
If the converter was a 3,500 RPM stall, then it would be at approximately 3,500 RPM in which it forces the tires to break loose.
Do you need a tune for a stall converter?
Yes, you need a tune. Without a proper tune you will most likely hit the rev limiter on 1st-2nd gear wide open shifts. Also, tuner needs to look at the lock up. I made the mistake years ago and put a higher stall converter in my 4th gen Fbody without a tune (because everyone said I’d be okay).
How do I know what stall converter to use?
When choosing the stall speed that is right for your application, a rule of thumb is that the advertised stall speed will need to be at least 500 rpm higher than the beginning of the camshaft’s powerband. All aftermarket camshafts are delivered with a recommended RPM operating range.
What does a 2500 stall converter do?
A 2,500 stall speed doesn’t mean you need to rev the motor to 2,500 rpm for the vehicle to move.” What it does mean in this case is 2,500 rpm is the limit at which the converter will hold back the engine speed if transmission output is prohibited.