Stall converter for ATX

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I'm looking into putting in a stall converter in my 95 SHO ATX ,It's been sitting for over 2yrs cause it needs a trans .I'm getting the tranny rebuilt but I wanna know if putting a stall converter in will improve performance ? as far as shifting
 

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all converters "stall" it just depends on the rpm at which that occurs.

imho, the factory converter has a very good match to the engine. if you put in one that has a lower stall rpm, then it might do a little better on gas but performance would be reduced due to lower torque at lower rpms. if you put in a tc that has a higher stall rpm, then mileage will be reduced and the engine will be revving up all the time - I think that would get tiring to drive, but that is just my opinion.
 

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well I was on shosource and they had different ones from :

street revs: 2200-2400 RPM stall

Junior Revs: 2600-2800 RPM stall

High Revs: (option for no lock up clutch) 3000-3400 RPM stall

High Revs Race: (no lock up) 3600-3800 RPM stall

they said the stock stall for the ATX is 2400 RPM but I was thinking about the junior rev stall
 

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I always thought the stock tc was around 2400-2600 stall. Or maybe they just got that way by the time they had a bunch of miles on them. Anyway, I would not go higher than 2800 for a street / daily driver type vehicle. And for sure you want a lock up clutch if you drive it on the street or highway.
 

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I always thought the stock tc was around 2400-2600 stall. Or maybe they just got that way by the time they had a bunch of miles on them. Anyway, I would not go higher than 2800 for a street / daily driver type vehicle. And for sure you want a lock up clutch if you drive it on the street or highway.
Yea i think I'm a go with a stall in it make it a lil unique some what are you located in pa? I'm near the reading and Pottstown area
 

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The original converter in the SHO is about as good as it gets, and is already a higher stall rpm unit. There are many nice things you can do the automatic to give you a much better driving experience, but I would leave the converter alone.
 

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The original converter in the SHO is about as good as it gets, and is already a higher stall rpm unit. There are many nice things you can do the automatic to give you a much better driving experience, but I would leave the converter alone.
So just rebuild the tranny and leave it alone ?
 

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The original converter in the SHO is about as good as it gets, and is already a higher stall rpm unit. There are many nice things you can do the automatic to give you a much better driving experience, but I would leave the converter alone.

Such as?
 

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for starters:
1. all the maintenance that prior owners neglected.
2. better brakes, at least on the front.
3. larger rear sway bar.
 

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