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I need some input from others, the 2000rmp hold the Legend currently holds at if you hold the brake and floor the gas, needs to be cracked.(way to many "holds")

I need a higher stall, however i dont want to spring and install a higher stall torque converter. I belive that the current 2000rpm hold is computer controlled, but am not certain. If so we might be able to have our chips sent in and have it removed or raised.

I want 2.0 60' ft times and without a higher rpm launch i cant get it. id be sure to see low 13's to high 12s then.

What are peoples ideas? is it in fact computer related or is it a mechanical govener?


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DV8, it's not a governor really at all. The stall speed of a torque converter is not a set speed. Stall speed is determined by the design of the turbine in the torque converter and the amount of torque the engine connected to it puts out. So if a stock Legend torque converter stall at ~1800RPM, connect another engine prducing 500 lb/tq and it will increase the stall to around 2500RPM.

A "high stall" torque converter simply has a different turbine in it that will change the pressure of the tranny fluid inside of the torque converter to allow the engine to rev higher when the engine is still outputting the same amount of torque.

Pretty much it comes down to on a stock Legend torque converter our 210lb/tq is not enough to push the torque conveter beyong 1800 - 2000RPM.

The only way to increase your stall speed would be to increase engine torque dramatically or install a high stall torque converter.
 

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Level 10 supposedly has a higher stall converter, as well as transmission applications for the legend. You have to send your torque converter in to be modified. I think its around $1000.
 

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$3600 is total including parts. Not really THAT bad considering it would cost you ~$1800 + $302 + $500 to have it done at a regular place. On top of that Level 10 keeps the car for a week to fine tune the transmission and make all the proper adjustments.

I opted to not have mine done by Level 10. Big mistake. I am having tranny problems so I got in contact with them and they said to bring the car by to make all the proper adjustments in the tranny. I have yet to make the trip over there though, it's about an hour from my place.

Of course if you want just the torque converter Pro-Torque makes one for $400 and you can have it installed at pretty much any tranny place. Or if you can get your car up high enough you can do the job yourself. But the tranny is a ***** to work on if you don't have a lift.
 
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