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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.

Does a stall converter add horsepower?

An automatic transmission in general has a way of soaking up horsepower, but the torque converter can take a potent combination and turn it into a pig when the rubber meets the road. And while stall speed is important for a good launch, it’s also a place for horsepower to swirl down the drain.

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.

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.

Do you need high stall torque converter?

The rule of thumb is if the engine is coming alive at 3500 RPM then you want a converter with about 3500 stall to it. Many people will tend to over cam and carburet their cars, and those people under stall which sucks.

Can a 4000 stall converter be street driven?

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.

How do I choose a stall converter?

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.

Do you need a tune for a stall converter?

It will be fine. More stall than that you’ll definately need a tune.

What stall converter do I need for towing?

If your motor generates more power in the lower RPM range, you’ll want to select a converter that stalls at the beginning of that RPM range. If you use your vehicle for towing, make sure your torque is around 1800 RPMs.