Where can I get a heavy duty V10- converter w/lockup near NYC area for an affordable price?


mikefaster
01-09-2011, 04:38 PM
Hi,

After owning my Dodge V10 for 2 years, and only putting on 2,000 miles and converting it into a snow plow truck, my tranny went...

Only the rear (forward) clutches went and I suspect the torque converter died, because it doesn't explain why I had NOTHING...

Seems like the converter was slipping a lot, especially when trying to push a couple of feet of snow during the last blizzard in the NYC area... After that, that explains why the forward clutches went bad, but NOT for a "no reverse" or "no gears at all" condition... It appears the converter died...

Granted, the tranny was supposedly a "recent" rebuild when I bought the truck... I bought the truck with 198,000 and it was done around 165,000 miles...

Anyway, I rebuilt the tranny, modified the valve body... Used better clutches for the forward drum... I think it will be fine... I had bought a stock V10 converter because that's all my supplier had... Then I got the idea for using a stock diesel converter and they told be it was $300, so I passed... Then at the last minute, I changed my mind and bought it, thinking in the long run, it would help, have a lower stall speed, and being made of billet steel, it would last... If I only use the truck for plowing, what good is it if it only lasts 2 years worth of snow storms? I didn't want the converter to die again... GRANTED, the converter looked like it was REUSED when it was last rebuilt because it was NOT painted.. A sign of an original Chrysler converter...

Well, I tried to put it in Friday night and the converter hub pilot is the same, but not very deep and if I bolted the tranny up, the converter would NOT move... So, it is NOT a direct fit as I had thought or researched... Seems like it would have fit if it were a Viper V10 or a SRT-10 truck... It's just pretty different from our trucks...

So now I have to return the converter and take credit for the balance, but I REALLY don't want the stock converter! I'm afraid it won't last and the stall speed is too high when plowing... The gas mileage alone would help with a low stall converter...

Is there anyone in the NYC area that can sell an affordable billet converter for the Dodge V10???

let me know..

Mike

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