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posted March 23, 2002 06:25 AM
Anybody try one of these? I've found one and was wondering if anyone had any experence using one. Thanks!

posted March 26, 2002 05:06 PM
A vega converter is a lite converter but it will slip alot behind a V-8 motor which means slower throttle response. The ideal converter to use is a low stall or very little slippage and minimal rotating weight.
The vega converter will cut down on rotating weight but thats it. We offer low stall 10" converters for circle track applications that gives you the best of both.

Scott Miller
TCI Automotive, LLC
662-224-8972 ext 332

posted March 26, 2002 05:47 PM
Thanks, Scott, That's kinda' what I thought. A guy at work (we all know one) said he used one behind a big block on the street with no problems. I didn't think it was a good investment. Gary

posted March 27, 2002 06:16 AM
yeah.....but how much do TCI converters run? , or tranny?...$150-$300....most hobby guys don't (or can't) pay those big bucks$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ LOL

posted March 27, 2002 03:38 PM
That $$$$ above was for converter ONLY!!!

posted March 27, 2002 04:49 PM
Like the old saying goes "Ya get what you pay for". Our converters are built for racing. They have furnace brazed fins, heavy duty bearings, steel heat treated splines and hub assy. We don't do stock rebuilds on converters and sell them as race converters. The price might be higher for one of ours, but in the long run its worth it!


posted March 27, 2002 09:33 PM
hey loojack my friend tried one a coupe years ago and his tranny got realy hot i guess the smaller the converter the more heat they produce.By the end of the season his tranny was fried he wished he would have bought one built for racing he would have been money ahead. Good luck

posted March 29, 2002 04:52 AM
You mean, fried from the Vega converter... right, Lubeguy?

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