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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Apr 15th, 06, 3:25 PM Thread Starter
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who makes the best torque converter?

I am almost ready to buy a converter I need help on picking the right company.
I was thinking about continnental or coan? does anybody have a preference on wich company
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old Apr 15th, 06, 10:15 PM
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Re: who makes the best torque converter?

I use transmission specialties and have had great success with quality service. I have heard coan and dynamics are both good.
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old Apr 15th, 06, 11:58 PM
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Re: who makes the best torque converter?

i run a coan 7" 7500 stall with no problems at all.

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Re: who makes the best torque converter?

For my applicaton...Coan

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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old Apr 16th, 06, 5:14 AM
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Re: who makes the best torque converter?

I personally run an ATI - 8" MRT Treemaster and have had very good luck with it.

My top three in no particular order would be ATI, Coan, and Continental. I don't think you can go wrong by picking any of those three.

The saying, "You get what you pay for," applies to TQ converters more than any other performance item as far as I am concerned.

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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old Apr 16th, 06, 8:33 AM
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Re: who makes the best torque converter?

ATI, Coan, and BTE, (In no particular order) all make good product and have good support staff.

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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old Apr 16th, 06, 10:23 AM
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Re: who makes the best torque converter?

I prefer A1, but going with a Neil chance unit this year.
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old Apr 16th, 06, 11:37 AM
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Re: who makes the best torque converter?

I'm very happy with my Coan.

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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old Apr 16th, 06, 11:54 AM
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Re: who makes the best torque converter?

another vote for transmission specialties.

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Re: who makes the best torque converter?

I use Trans. Specialties, great customer service as well.

Coan, ATI are serving a good number of fellow racers as well.

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I have the BIG END performance 10" by TSI in my TH 350
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old Apr 16th, 06, 3:12 PM
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Re: who makes the best torque converter?

I've run ATI's and Coan's, both were high quaility pieces.

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