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    Default Torque converter [Expired Topic]

    I was wondering if a new torque converter will give the Suburban more power in the low rpm.
    Does anyone have any experience with this?
    Now the Suburban makes a lot of rpm but thatís it

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    How high does the engine rev? at around 65mph Im only turning over about 1500 if I remember right.
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    Mine too, but itís the acceleration that sucks. :(
    I have a 1000 rpm gap before it will start to accelerate.
    Driving on the highway and cruising no problem.

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    Rear axel ratio has more to do with acceleration than the torque converter. Unless you have a slippage problem, or the trany is low on fluid. The axel ratios are so low in these the problem in acceleration is that you have a 3 ton truck and unless you have a 454 engine you donít have a lot of HP.

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    My rear axel ratio is 3.42.
    I donít know if itís for towing or cruising.
    I donít know what the ratios mean

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