cts-v OEM torque converter?

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cts-v OEM torque converter?

Post by xcidmigs » Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:39 pm

I'm not seeing anyone discuss using one of these units which is from the more heavy duty 6l90 trans and has a slightly higher stall speed?

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They are selling for under $300 elsewhere plus that $100 core charge I'm interested in this again since i can't find a Camaro rear I want locally.

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Re: cts-v OEM torque converter?

Post by s/c'd cav » Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:21 am

they are a great converter , twin disk , able to hold full throttle while locked up

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Re: cts-v OEM torque converter?

Post by Maxspeed96ct » Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:32 pm

the cts-v / zl1 converter is a awesome converter for a forced induction application, N/A its not as noticeable of a gain since its only slightly more stall.

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Re: cts-v OEM torque converter?

Post by xcidmigs » Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:12 pm

Yes that slight gain may be what some people want rather than a radically high RPM launch. That plus its a stronger piece if you are doing incremental power adding like headers, cam etc.... I also want to know if it would end the stop light creep that these cars seem to have where the car just wants to walk away from a stop rather briskly on its own.

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Re: cts-v OEM torque converter?

Post by kevink » Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:19 pm

xcidmigs wrote:Yes that slight gain may be what some people want rather than a radically high RPM launch. That plus its a stronger piece if you are doing incremental power adding like headers, cam etc.... I also want to know if it would end the stop light creep that these cars seem to have where the car just wants to walk away from a stop rather briskly on its own.
The thing with the new high stall converters is that when you're just driving around normally they do not slip very much at all. When you hammer it, though, it gets interesting. I doubt you'd notice any difference in performance from a few hundred more stall RPM. I think people use them just because they can hold more power compared to lesser units. You never hear of anyone saying that they wish they got a lower stall. It's almost always the opposite. I kind of wish my 3800 was higher.

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Re: cts-v OEM torque converter?

Post by Maxspeed96ct » Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:52 pm

Im going to have to disagree kevin, its all a matter of opinion. I drove around in my friends g8 with a 3200 (which is considered mild ) and it was annoying to me around town.



I think with a 3.45 gear it would have been tighter but with stock 2.92s it was awful.

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Re: cts-v OEM torque converter?

Post by CrashTestDummy » Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:31 pm

Heh, that's probably (one of) the reason we got our 96 SS! It was a low-11-second bolt-on car, and featured a 3500 RPM converter. Driving around in stop and go traffic, the car seemed 'heavy' and kind of sluggish off the light. The PO's wife claimed she hated that (although it now looks like she was looking for excuses to hate anything of his), so, after the PO's wife's mother backed into the car _for the second time_ he offered it up for sale.

While kind of slow off the mark at normal throttle settings, if you hammer the throttle, the thing really comes alive. The converter also helps off the line traction, too, since it doesn't shock the tires much (unless you press the Big Blue Button(TM)). I'd love one in our Caprice, but am not yet willing to drop the transmission myself. We have a good transmission shop we have used for other cars, and may ask them what they'd charge to install one, so it's not completely out of the question.
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Re: cts-v OEM torque converter?

Post by s/c'd cav » Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:49 pm

i had a 3200 stall in my G8 and it drove like stock , and the cam was very big

there is loose converters and there is tight converters , its all on how you spec the converter , getting a off the -shelf converter is a BAD decision !!!

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Re: cts-v OEM torque converter?

Post by kevink » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:13 pm

CrashTestDummy wrote:I'd love one in our Caprice, but am not yet willing to drop the transmission myself. We have a good transmission shop we have used for other cars, and may ask them what they'd charge to install one, so it's not completely out of the question.
The transmission is really easy to remove! I took mine out by myself with a floor jack and the car up on jackstands in a few hours. My heads were off, so I was able to get to the two top bellhousing bolts easily. That's the only thing you might struggle with a little, but I'm not even sure about that as I didn't try to get them out with the heads on.

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Re: cts-v OEM torque converter?

Post by kevink » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:31 pm

Maxspeed96ct wrote:Im going to have to disagree kevin, its all a matter of opinion. I drove around in my friends g8 with a 3200 (which is considered mild ) and it was annoying to me around town.



I think with a 3.45 gear it would have been tighter but with stock 2.92s it was awful.
But how did your friend like it?

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