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maynard77
 
  Torque Converter - Posted: 11-14-2012, 09:23 PM
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Ordered a TC from APS Precision. Talked to Wayne and it should show up next week. I know most people go with Circle D or Edge but something steered me towards the APS. They seemed to have the most technical information available which led me to believe they deliver the best product.

I will definately give a full report once it's in the truck.
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APS 2300 stall verter

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 Posted: 11-14-2012, 09:33 PM
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Off topic, but how are you liking the vararam intake?
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 Posted: 11-14-2012, 10:00 PM
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I cheated and updated my sig while the Vararam sits in a box in my spare room. I won't have a chance to install it until this weekend.
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Vararam intake, Corsa DB exhaust, Sonax, BT catch-can, speedo calibrated
Pocket Flares, Bedliner, Iron Cross steps, DSS stabilizer
APS 2300 stall verter

Soon to come:
Carli 2.0 suspension W/ full Deavers , torsion bar and control arms
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 Posted: 11-16-2012, 05:44 PM
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Ordered a TC from APS Precision. Talked to Wayne and it should show up next week. I know most people go with Circle D or Edge but something steered me towards the APS. They seemed to have the most technical information available which led me to believe they deliver the best product.

I will definately give a full report once it's in the truck.
APS has a great STR that really launches a heavy truck with ease.
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APS has a great STR that really launches a heavy truck with ease.
A very true statement! Only I can't launch....I just spin. Wish I could hook. It sure does make it fun for screwing around, but stinks for racing (unless I can find a way to hook-up).

Maynard77- I do think you will like your tq. converter. I really enjoy mine. It certainly added to the fun factor. Here is a post I put up in reply to another member that had some questions on tq. converters. Sorry, I don't know how to post a link to the other post so here it is. Here is what you can expect...

Here are some videos with my 2400 APS torque conv. Detroit truetrac & 4.10s. As you can see, traction is an issue. These videos are with my stock 275/60/20s.

Traction control ON - no foot brake. Took foot off brake & mashed the throttle



Traction control OFF - no foot brake. Took foot off brake & mashed the throttle


Hole Shot? - Tried to stall it up to 2400- as if to pull a hole shot. I need traction...


WOT run - Found a nice flat road. Rolling start to minimize tire spin.
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 Posted: 11-16-2012, 08:32 PM
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Ordered a TC from APS Precision. Talked to Wayne and it should show up next week. I know most people go with Circle D or Edge but something steered me towards the APS. They seemed to have the most technical information available which led me to believe they deliver the best product.

I will definately give a full report once it's in the truck.
Yes, please let us know! I am wanting to do the same to my 12 2500. I have read a lot of post on what is does for the 1500's, but I haven't seen anything on the 4th gen 2500's...... What stall speed did you go with?
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My Rusty 99, I read your review on that other post and that's what turned me on to APS. I'm hoping with a heavier truck on 35's that I won't have the same traction issues you are having. I don't race my truck, just love better performance and after having Randy's R&P put the 4.56's in the truck, this seemed like the next logical step.

I've been thinking about pulling the trigger for about a year. The deciding factor was getting on-line and drunk at the same time, voila, TC ordered.
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Leveled, 20" Rockstars, 35" Toyo MT's, 4.56 Yukon's
Vararam intake, Corsa DB exhaust, Sonax, BT catch-can, speedo calibrated
Pocket Flares, Bedliner, Iron Cross steps, DSS stabilizer
APS 2300 stall verter

Soon to come:
Carli 2.0 suspension W/ full Deavers , torsion bar and control arms
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 Posted: 11-17-2012, 08:49 AM
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Yes, please let us know! I am wanting to do the same to my 12 2500. I have read a lot of post on what is does for the 1500's, but I haven't seen anything on the 4th gen 2500's...... What stall speed did you go with?
Will do. Us Hemi 2500 guys are the bastard children of the Ram brand. Not as much popularity as the 1500's or the Cummins trucks. I have not seen a report on a 2500 Hemi TC installation either. Hopefully the converter gets in next week and I can get an appointment scheduled for installation the following week.

The stall should be between 2400-2600. I didn't ask for a specific stall, I just gave them my trucks info, what the truck was used for and let the professionals do the rest.
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Leveled, 20" Rockstars, 35" Toyo MT's, 4.56 Yukon's
Vararam intake, Corsa DB exhaust, Sonax, BT catch-can, speedo calibrated
Pocket Flares, Bedliner, Iron Cross steps, DSS stabilizer
APS 2300 stall verter

Soon to come:
Carli 2.0 suspension W/ full Deavers , torsion bar and control arms
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A very true statement! Only I can't launch....I just spin. Wish I could hook. It sure does make it fun for screwing around, but stinks for racing (unless I can find a way to hook-up).


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Any updates?
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 Posted: 12-10-2012, 02:28 PM
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My co-worker told me to call these guys and order one since this is the place he got his for 96 Mustang running high 9s in the 1/4.

Just was not too sure since I did not see anyone else running this brand.
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 Posted: 12-15-2012, 10:35 AM
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I've had the TC for two weeks now but between work, holiday BS and the salmon derby I haven't had a chance to schedule the install. I will shoot for next week.
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Leveled, 20" Rockstars, 35" Toyo MT's, 4.56 Yukon's
Vararam intake, Corsa DB exhaust, Sonax, BT catch-can, speedo calibrated
Pocket Flares, Bedliner, Iron Cross steps, DSS stabilizer
APS 2300 stall verter

Soon to come:
Carli 2.0 suspension W/ full Deavers , torsion bar and control arms
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sounds good.
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 Posted: 01-06-2013, 11:13 AM
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OK, I finally have my installation scheduled. Drop it off next Wednesday, pick it up Thursday. I will post a full report by Friday evening.
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Leveled, 20" Rockstars, 35" Toyo MT's, 4.56 Yukon's
Vararam intake, Corsa DB exhaust, Sonax, BT catch-can, speedo calibrated
Pocket Flares, Bedliner, Iron Cross steps, DSS stabilizer
APS 2300 stall verter

Soon to come:
Carli 2.0 suspension W/ full Deavers , torsion bar and control arms
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I'm ready for it. I think this my next mod.
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Just out of curiosity, what are they charging for the install?
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I talked to the guy the other day on installing a TC in my 4x4 and he said around $300.
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My install + bench time is going to be around 1K. I am getting the trans-go shift kit put in at the same time. I could probably get it done cheaper somewhere else but this shop was reccomended to me and the owner is a great guy and I know he will stand by his work. Same reason I took my truck to Randy's R&P for my 4.56 gear install.

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Leveled, 20" Rockstars, 35" Toyo MT's, 4.56 Yukon's
Vararam intake, Corsa DB exhaust, Sonax, BT catch-can, speedo calibrated
Pocket Flares, Bedliner, Iron Cross steps, DSS stabilizer
APS 2300 stall verter

Soon to come:
Carli 2.0 suspension W/ full Deavers , torsion bar and control arms
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Wow that's a 4x mark-up from what I paid.....mine was done in a high performance truck shop as well.
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I've been running a 2800 stall for several years from APS in my Dakota R/T. I have not had one drop of trouble with it.
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