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GearHead torque converter anyone use it??
« on: September 16, 2020, 10:05:40 PM »
Has anyone out there installed one of Gearheadís torque converters? Iím in the process of building my engine so since itís out of the car I was thinking of installing GearHeads Converter. Thanks for looking!
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Re: GearHead torque converter anyone use it??
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2020, 03:44:54 AM »
I have one waiting in the wings so to speak.

But have *NOT YET* installed it.

No thanks to the pandemic it's collecting dust atm, while my SHO's under going it's own rebuild.

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Re: GearHead torque converter anyone use it??
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2020, 09:14:56 AM »
@mattr66 should have some insight into it?
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Re: GearHead torque converter anyone use it??
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2020, 10:10:24 AM »
Stock stall, higher efficiency unlocked from billet stator, brazed fins for durability, 20% more lockup clutch area with a higher energy material.  Basically what the factory should have done....LOL

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Re: GearHead torque converter anyone use it??
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2020, 10:50:24 AM »
Stock stall, higher efficiency unlocked from billet stator, brazed fins for durability, 20% more lockup clutch area with a higher energy material.  Basically what the factory should have done....LOL
At what power levels would you suggest this upgrade be performed?


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Re: GearHead torque converter anyone use it??
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2020, 05:12:17 PM »
Thank you!! Iím sold
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Re: GearHead torque converter anyone use it??
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2020, 12:57:02 AM »
Anyone have a link to these?
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Re: GearHead torque converter anyone use it??
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2020, 09:49:33 AM »
Anyone have a link to these?
They are on the Gearhead website.


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Re: GearHead torque converter anyone use it??
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2020, 03:18:03 PM »
Anyone have a link to these?
They are on the Gearhead website.


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I definitely have checked the site numerous times and I still donít see it.
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Re: GearHead torque converter anyone use it??
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2020, 05:58:40 PM »
Anyone have a link to these?
They are on the Gearhead website.


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I definitely have checked the site numerous times and I still donít see it.
Shoot youíre right. I remember seeing it and ďassumedĒ I saw it on their site.

[mention]mattr66 [/mention] where can we purchase this from?
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Re: GearHead torque converter anyone use it??
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2020, 09:15:15 AM »
I picked up one, after my first trans got swapped (ford esp) the second unit had a bad TC, so not wanting to have to do it myself, I chatted with the tech and he swapped it in, And Matt got a brand new unit to update.  This has had more control over shutter during TC lockup and high gear roll in boost, both others had with this, and also my last flex had this issue as well.
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Re: GearHead torque converter anyone use it??
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2020, 09:39:27 PM »
Should have some more converters soon.  We are currently updating our website.

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Re: GearHead torque converter anyone use it??
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2020, 09:49:56 AM »
I wasn't aware it was a stock stall.  That is a good thing as that makes more appealing to the daily drivers as well. 
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Re: GearHead torque converter anyone use it??
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2020, 11:10:47 AM »
I wasn't aware it was a stock stall.  That is a good thing as that makes more appealing to the daily drivers as well.
Yes it was created to solve a couple of problems without causing more LOL.

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