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Old 3rd-April-2009, 03:53 AM   #1
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Are hughes torque converters any good?

I am going to look at buying a new torque converter just whenever some time down the road. Hughes is one of the few brands that have powerglide converters at Jegs. Are their products okay? I will probably be looking at 2000-2200 or so stall eventually. Maybe after a decent cam. I am open to suggestions but I am in no hurry either.

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they are good, my buddy bought one and liked it , but that stall seems low, i had a GER 11" and it was rated at 2500 but it was more like 1800 and didnt do much, i later got a TCI 10" street fighter rated at 3000 (more like 2400)and it worked good, I always go with the lowest rpm they give.
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I am running one in mine. Perked it up, stalls to about 2400 on a 2500 rating. We will see what it does behind the big block.

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I am going to look at buying a new torque converter just whenever some time down the road. Hughes is one of the few brands that have powerglide converters at Jegs. Are their products okay? I will probably be looking at 2000-2200 or so stall eventually. Maybe after a decent cam. I am open to suggestions but I am in no hurry either.

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They're OK.. Not the greatest but not the worst either. I would suggest contacting Lenny at Ultimate Converter Concepts. He's got budget minded stuff too and it will be built FOR YOUR COMBO and not just a generic "Probable" stall. PTC, ATI, Yank and Precision Industries would be my next phone calls.
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I am running one in mine. Perked it up, stalls to about 2400 on a 2500 rating. We will see what it does behind the big block.

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My guess is it will GROW...
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I am running one in mine. Perked it up, stalls to about 2400 on a 2500 rating. We will see what it does behind the big block.

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I'm not liking my 2500 very much. It generates quite a bit of heat and doesn't seem very efficient.
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i have a 2500 and don't have any complaints about it. no slippage. just run a tranny cooler and you shouldn't have any issues, mine sure doesn't!
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I have a 3500 stall Hughes in mine. I bought it in 2001 and have not had a problem with it
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i have a 2500 and don't have any complaints about it. no slippage. just run a tranny cooler and you shouldn't have any issues, mine sure doesn't!
What was your engine combo again?
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I use Continental Converters.
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I am going to look at buying a new torque converter just whenever some time down the road. Hughes is one of the few brands that have powerglide converters at Jegs. Are their products okay? I will probably be looking at 2000-2200 or so stall eventually. Maybe after a decent cam. I am open to suggestions but I am in no hurry either.

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Hughes Performance build nice products, but if I was going to go with a converter built all the way on the West Coast, I would contact Continental Race Converters and talk to Chris about your specific application, or contact Hughes directly in Phoenix. As many round losses I have against one of the Hughes Performance Super Class sponsored cars, I shouldn't even be mentioning them.
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