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Gonna put my 4.56's in soon and was wondering if there is anything else i can do for performance since the rear end will be opened up? Ive seen some people with torque converters. Sorry if i sound a bit mechanically illiterate, but would a torque converter get installed in the rear end? Or is it connected to the tranny? Does anyone recommend any specific converter? I have m/t tires and am not planning on getting new tires. Will traction be an issue after the new converter? Will a higher performance torque converter put any additional strain on my tranny? Thanks in advance for any help.
 

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The tq converter is the absolute best mod you can do for lowend power...it is just an absolute MONSTER in 1st and 2nd gear. It is connectd to the tranny though, not the rear-end, and it is actually better for your transmission because it is much more efficient than the stock converter. You will most likely have traction issues with it because of the increased amount of tq being put to the ground in low gears.
 

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Thanks for the reply, i appreciate it. So since I do not plan on changing my 33" Toyo open country m/t's, will this mod hurt my racing times? Obviously it is important to be able to have traction while street racing. And will this mod kill my waranty if i ever have any tranny problems. i know our trucks have known to have tranny issues. and which model edge converter did u get? i dont see 2800 as a model on their site. thanks again.
 

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Matt, I'm sure you've ridden in Rams with 4.56's and you obviously have a torque converter. Which one would you say provides more get-up-and-go off the line?
 

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Im sure with slicks or drag radials it will be a huge improvement, but with my mud terrains will i not be able to hook up at all.
 

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cretamk said:
Thanks for the reply, i appreciate it. So since I do not plan on changing my 33" Toyo open country m/t's, will this mod hurt my racing times? Obviously it is important to be able to have traction while street racing. And will this mod kill my waranty if i ever have any tranny problems. i know our trucks have known to have tranny issues. and which model edge converter did u get? i dont see 2800 as a model on their site. thanks again.
I know a cummins with 35" mud tires that has cut 1.5 60' times, so I think you can do it too with some practice. And they dont list the hemi converter on their site. Call Andre at Edge Racing at this number and he will take care of you...805-277-7305
 

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I want one so bad.... :D
 

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my understanding was that there is no need for a higher stall converter if you do not have an aftermarket cam? im thinking if he did not have a new cam installed then he has no reason for a tq converter. not gonna go into the basics of tq converters but that is always what i have been told.
 

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BIG BLK 5.7 said:
my understanding was that there is no need for a higher stall converter if you do not have an aftermarket cam? im thinking if he did not have a new cam installed then he has no reason for a tq converter. not gonna go into the basics of tq converters but that is always what i have been told.
not true..I know 3 or 4 guys with no cam that are running tq converters and have seen the same results that I did.
 

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Matt is right, the torque converter is more efficient than the stock one. In fact, I have heard the stock converters on our trucks are some of the worst on the market. Switching to an aftermarket torque converter frees up a lot of lost horsepower. But more importantly, if you do start modding like crazy (cam, supercharger, nitrous, etc), the torque converter can help save your tranny.

I am torn between gears and a converter. Since I have a 4x4, I'd have to drop about $1500 for 4.56's - whereas I can get an Edge converter for around $500 and probably a couple hundred more for installation.
 

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interesting, so maybe what i heard does apply but that these dodge converters suck arse. now that i know that let me add it to my list of mods to be done. I just have to get that verified by my accountant who happens to be asleep right next to me. oh well thats why she should be awake! LOL
 

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I just have to get that verified by my accountant who happens to be asleep right next to me. oh well thats why she should be awake! LOL
Reason #42 why I am in no hurry to get married: I am my own accountant!!! :D
 

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I'd look at APS units as well. Higher stator ratio than Edge which means it'll cut you a better 60' and it's fully rollerized and already built for handling boosted and nitrous applications. Now that more and more power is coming out of these engines, I'm seeing the Edge units fail. If you're set on Edge, wait for their 9.5" converter which might be released within the next few weeks. That'll be a better built unit IMO.
 

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Well I plan on an APS converter as well, my only problem is getting a hold of Wayne at APS. I've been trying now for a month with no response....great product but sh*tty customer service.
 

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Well I plan on an APS converter as well, my only problem is getting a hold of Wayne at APS. I've been trying now for a month with no response....great product but sh*tty customer service.
I seem to get him on his cell phone most everytime I try and call. On the APS site under Contact info you'll see his office and cell phone listed. But I will say that he's scarce on the forums so don't leave him PM's, email or voicemail. Gotta hit it him up in the office. Just keep calling.
 

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That's how I mostly try to contact him, by phone. I did get him on the phone when I bought my shift kit, and I was very impressed with his knowledge and the fact that he specializes in Chrysler products, and he seems like a really cool dude....I just haven't been able to him since.
 

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I think if you start out in 4WD traction wouldn't be an issue. After talking to Wayne at APS about the torque converters when I bought my shift kit, I'm definitely getting one and I have 4.56 gears...
 
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