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Old 02-14-2002, 11:07 AM   #1
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Who's running a torque converter???

Which one do you have?

Do you like it?

I am interested in one for my daily driven (365 days a year) SN95. What sort of trade-offs are there when using an aftermarket converter?

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Old 02-14-2002, 01:02 PM   #2
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I got a 2800 on my re-built AOD-E...got it for $500
not sure about the brand name, but make sure u get a non-lock up trq converter if ur gonna do alot of highway driving cuz it does make the rpm's a lttle higher when cruising on the higway.

i have 4.10's and at 70mph it was at about 2500-2600rpm. Now with the new trq. converter it is a couple hundred rpm's higher, but it pulls very nice on demand!
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Loud98SVT:

I noticed in your sig. that you used the kit in the trans. Does the computer try to correct the shifting?? I keep seeing everybody say do the chip to change shifting patterns?? Do you know if you do just the shift kit and not the converter change does that cause a problem with anything??

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it's not too noticable of a problem...i ran the shift kit in the car with no trq. conv. and no chip for a while, and it shifted hard as hell. but i did blow that tranny cuz i didn't have a tranny cooler and with a shift kit, it alows for more "HOT" tranny fluid to pass thru the tranny making it shift harder..also burning the clutches and shortening the life of the tranny.

I now have a re-built tranny with the new converter, shift kit, tranny cooler and custom burned chip and it feels tighter then the stock on. it shifts just as hard and is more precise cuz the chip turns up the line pressure and raises the rev limiter to work in unisen with the performance parts i added to the tranny

some good advice: if you r gonna do ANYTHING to help the tranny run better (chip/shift kit) spend the $75 and get a tranny cooler "cheap insurance" cuz heat kills the clutches in the tranny really fast and once they're shot it won't engage into gear, and it'll just spin on the flywheel and u won't go anywhere
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some good advice: if you r gonna do ANYTHING to help the tranny run better (chip/shift kit) spend the $75 and get a tranny cooler "cheap insurance" cuz heat kills the clutches in the tranny really fast and once they're shot it won't engage into gear, and it'll just spin on the flywheel and u won't go anywhere
Thanks for the info!! And if I understand you, even the chip will cause the clutches to burnup without the cooler??

Thanks again!!


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I would suggest reading and studying the article "Ford Overdrive Transmissions 101" written by Jerry Wroblewski. It is the most well written and informative article I have seen on the subject. It explains the Ford AOD, AOD-E and 4r70w very well. It also includes specific areas of modification necessary to build and maintain a bullet proof 4r70w, main control modifications, torque converters and driveline harmonics. http://www.tccoa.com/articles/tranny/transmission/index.shtml

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I have put about 40,000 miles amd 200 1/4 passes on mine with a Precision Industries 4,000 lock-up converter. Car still gets 23-24 mpg. The only time I notice it is at slow speeds below 45mph and when racing. Times in sig.
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Thanks for the info I will print that off and keep it!!!

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