Lifted/Towing w higher stall converter

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Ok for those that have run a higher stall converter what are the downsides to towing mainly?

What brand of converters has anyone used? Moe's has offerings in the $600 range while others have them north of $1300.

For me I'm looking to match my aftermarket cam to the stall requirement so that I get maximum benefit. I'm looking at something in the 2600 stall rpm range along with a jay greene camshaft to match.

I'm sure I can find answers in other locations but for the sake of a good conversation please do share your personal experiences of what you liked, didn't like etc.
 

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If it's an 8 speed check out putting a 1320 Challengers convertor in.It's a factory high stall convertor. Cheap isn't really the way to go on a convertor if you want to tow with the truck
 

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Following interested as well, next mods on the list and I’m done.
 

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Following as well. Can't seem to get ahold of Matt at Moes for the last 3 weeks. Circle D recommended a 3200 stall for me (occasionally tow a 3000lb trailer, 8 speed 3.21 gears.) I am planning a Whipple in fall.
 

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Following as well. Can't seem to get ahold of Matt at Moes for the last 3 weeks. Circle D recommended a 3200 stall for me (occasionally tow a 3000lb trailer, 8 speed 3.21 gears.) I am planning a Whipple in fall.

Sounds like a beast.

I'm not trying to go cheap. I'm trying to understand what $1300 with say paramount vs edge racing one at $600 gets me. If it's worth it I'll buy it but I'm looking for first hand experience.
 

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Any one that goes with a higher stall converter for the street better add a cooler as they make more heat
 

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Any one that goes with a higher stall converter for the street better add a cooler as they make more heat

So I'm sort of new to the world of higher stall converters. I have a hard time grasping conceptually how they work and why more torque affects them the way they do. I have a high stall Circle-D on my truck now, installed a few months ago. It's a high-stall converter (3,600-3800), and I run at a bit over 500 RWHP.

My experience has been exceptional with this new converter. I don't really notice higher trans temps (maybe a few degrees?), and I don't know when this thing locks up, but my MPG seems to be unaffected, and I haven't noticed any issues towing. I only tow a 16' tandem axle with a 3,500 # tractor on it, but have made numerous highway runs and honestly I can't tell any difference other than in towing mode it seems to run just like before. Drivability has been great too, I notice a bit more RPMs before shifting when just accelerating normally in 1st and 2nd, but it's not annoying or anything.

Overall a QUALITY converter will make the truck respond much better and in my opinion I wouldn't hesitate to do it again even if I towed a bunch.
 

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Sounds like a beast.

I'm not trying to go cheap. I'm trying to understand what $1300 with say paramount vs edge racing one at $600 gets me. If it's worth it I'll buy it but I'm looking for first hand experience.
Ask Jay......he recommended Circle D with the 6-speed......maybe different for the 8-speed.
Circle D will ask for weight pulling & engine specs for stall size.
Cooler not necessary for anything under 3000k stall.
I would say any towing over 3,000lbs 2600-2800 stall.
 

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Ask Jay......he recommended Circle D with the 6-speed......maybe different for the 8-speed.
Circle D will ask for weight pulling & engine specs for stall size.
Cooler not necessary for anything under 3000k stall.
I would say any towing over 3,000lbs 2600-2800 stall.

I will ask him. But the man is busier than the rest of us. I also wanted to see if any members here run them or not. Looks like no one has.
 

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I will ask him. But the man is busier than the rest of us. I also wanted to see if any members here run them or not. Looks like no one has.
Running a Circle D 3000 stall on a Greene 1.5HLv2 cam with .456 gears on 35" tires with the 65RFE & tow less than 3k.
I assume you have the 8-speed so you shouldn't need stall unless you go with a larger cam than mine........ but if you did it would hurt your towing performance ........ smaller Greene .5HLv2 recommended for towing
Only guys I see running stall on the 8HP70 are on the strip to improve their 0-60' launch.
 
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