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where do i find torque converters? #38298 Aug 21, 11:14pm Aug 21, 11:14pm
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where do i find torque converters?
hey all, im new here, n i just got a 2000 auto gts. by reading a grip of these different topics most people are saying the only way a auto gts can have a good acceleration is if i get a torque converter... where do i get one? or how much? or ahh, please, i can't take this sluggish start off!

Re: where do i find torque converters? [Re: jools] #38299 Aug 21, 11:34pm Aug 21, 11:34pm
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I wish I could be more help. I have no idea where to find them. The best advice I can give you is to contact machine shops and other speed shops in your area. They may be able to do something for you. Good luck.

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Re: where do i find torque converters? [Re: jools] #38300 Aug 22, 7:20am Aug 22, 7:20am
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ummm, i think someone is messing with you, or you are not saying it correctly, every automatic vehicle has a torque converter, what you may be talking about is one with a higher stall speed, so it allows the engine to rev higher before totally locking the transmission in, it is the same theory as a manual leaving at 5krpm and leaving at 1500 rpm. but anyways i dont think that the aftermarket has produced a high-stall converter for the celi, it is just not that in demand.


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Re: where do i find torque converters? [Re: ssgsky] #38301 Aug 22, 7:24am Aug 22, 7:24am
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ok i was kinda vague, on the back of the engine is the flywheel, which has the gears for the starter to turn the engine over. mounted to the flywheel is the torque converter, which is then mounted to the input of the transmission. it kinda works the way a propeller on a boat would work. the torque converter is the reason autos weigh more than standard trannys, as they are filled with tranny fluid.


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Re: where do i find torque converters? [Re: ssgsky] #38302 Aug 24, 2:13am Aug 24, 2:13am
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im just tryin to find one that helps me accel faster? i dano, i read about it around the forums.. i know autos have one, but please if you ever find out if its available, please let me know. thanx

Re: where do i find torque converters? [Re: jools] #38303 Aug 24, 3:34am Aug 24, 3:34am
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Just like manual transmission cars, cars with automatic transmissions need a way to let the engine turn while the wheels and gears in the transmission come to a stop. Manual transmission cars use a clutch, which completely disconnects the engine from the transmission. Automatic transmission cars use a torque converter.

Entire article at...
http://auto.howstuffworks.com/torque-converter.htm/printable

Video explaination at...
http://auto.howstuffworks.com/torque-converter-video.htm

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Re: where do i find torque converters? [Re: jools] #38304 Aug 24, 10:18am Aug 24, 10:18am
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there was i website i read somwhere...i cant remember what it was called the companys name was like ten something its basically you send them ur stock torque converter then theyll adjust it to increase your stall speed ill try to look 4 it but i really cant remeber waht site it was sorry

Re: where do i find torque converters? [Re: jools] #38305 Aug 24, 1:06pm Aug 24, 1:06pm
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Look what I found.
I think thats the site you are talking about. Peace


http://www.levelten.com/store/import/items/converter/ja315_5001_toy_lexus_rwd_converter.htm

Re: where do i find torque converters? [Re: Grand-Touring-Dan] #38306 Aug 24, 1:27pm Aug 24, 1:27pm
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Re: where do i find torque converters? [Re: Caerie] #38307 Aug 24, 1:28pm Aug 24, 1:28pm
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Ouch 500 bucks frown


Good performance mods don't come cheap.

Re: where do i find torque converters? [Re: Grand-Touring-Dan] #38308 Aug 24, 1:43pm Aug 24, 1:43pm
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Well the worst part would be you can't drive your car while they have your torque converter


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Re: where do i find torque converters? [Re: Grand-Touring-Dan] #38309 Aug 25, 12:12am Aug 25, 12:12am
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Originally Posted by Grand-Touring-Dan
Look what I found.
I think thats the site you are talking about. Peace


http://www.levelten.com/store/import/items/converter/ja315_5001_toy_lexus_rwd_converter.htm


yup thats the one thumbsup thumbsup

Re: where do i find torque converters? [Re: jools] #38310 Aug 25, 1:15am Aug 25, 1:15am
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Buy a new one and send it to them. How much does it cost?

Re: where do i find torque converters? [Re: jools] #38311 Aug 25, 5:47am Aug 25, 5:47am
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No clue but I bet we could junk yard one


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Re: where do i find torque converters? [Re: Grand-Touring-Dan] #38312 Aug 25, 7:31am Aug 25, 7:31am
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Originally Posted by Grand-Touring-Dan
Look what I found.
I think thats the site you are talking about. Peace


http://www.levelten.com/store/import/items/converter/ja315_5001_toy_lexus_rwd_converter.htm


remember that this url is for the rear wheel drive application, they do have the fwd, it is just in the main site


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Re: where do i find torque converters? [Re: jools] #38313 Aug 25, 9:31pm Aug 25, 9:31pm
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thanx a lot ya'll, damn this forum is da SHIIIz!!

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