Tire size and code: Through extensive testing and customer feedback, performance converter manufacturers have identified the characteristics of many tires. Tire growth, sidewall characteristics, and compounds are taken into account when selecting a torque converter. This testing has also determined which tires work and which don't with automatic transmission combinations. Much of this applies to the newest high-traction street tires now available. MiscellaneousIn addition, information on your fuel type and if you use nitrous oxide or if the engine is supercharged or turbocharged: The tach type is considered, as is information on motor mount mid-plates, flexplate bolt circle, past performance, past equipment tested, and so on. Expect a barrage of questions before the right converter is selected. As you can see, one size certainly doesn't fit all when it comes to torque converters. All of the major companies employ skilled technicians with a wealth of information available, but it's paramount that you provide accurate information about your combination. If the selection is done right, the performance of your converter will almost seem transparent. You won't be sorry and the cost of the telephone call is minimal when you consider how poorly your car will run with the wrong torque converter. SOURCES Art Carr Performance Products 5301 Longley #46 Reno NV 89511 Hughes Performance 2244 W. McDowell Phoenix AZ 85009 A-1 Automatic Transmissions 7359 Canoga Ave. Canoga Park CA 91303 J.W. Performance Transmissions 1826 Baldwin St Rockledge FL 32955 321-632-6205 www.auto2000.com/jw ATI Baltimore MD 800-284-3433 www.atiracing.com TCI Automotive 151 Industrial Dr. Ashland MS 38603 662-224-8972 www.tciauto.com B&M Automotive Products 9142 Independence Ave. Chatsworth CA 91311 Turbo Action 1535 Owens Rd. Jacksonville FL 32218-1639 904-741-4850 Coan Engineering 1602 E. Havens St. Kokomo IN 46901-3176 « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | View Full Article By Wayne Scraba Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!