Brake Stall vs. Flash Stall:
Flash stall is the maximum your engine's torque can stall a torque converter. In essence flash stall and full stall are nearly identical. If you had a transbrake, you could find full stall by putting your foot to the floor and reading your tach. For argument sake, let's say we're testing a 3500 stall. If you had a transbrake, you would see around 3500 rpms. If your motor was at idle and then you suddenly floored the throttle, you might see slightly more (maybe 100 rpm more) stall for a half second as the momentum of the motor's internals "flashed" the converter a small bit above its true stall rating.
Brake stall, on the other hand is a very subjective thing. For most, it's the highest stall you can achieve before your tires spin. This varies greatly based on many factors: Traction, gearing, brake clamping force, and engine torque. With a 3500, I may only be able to get 2200rpm "brake stall" on the street with street tires...any higher rpm and the motor torque would overwhelm the tires. But if I was at the track with racing slicks on the starting line, I might be able to get 3200 brake stall before the motor torque overwhelmed the tires. See...brake stall is very subjective.
Thats some pretty good information there......I was worried about losing some top end with a higher stall converter. I was thinking either a 2800 or 3000stall, I really didnt want to go any higher then that to begin with and now that makes me want to consider the 2800 even more.
first time out 11.28 @ 123.94MPH 1.89 60ft +3500DA R.I.P Kenne Bell
Call PI, BB, EDGE, APS, TCI, PTC, ATI and just start gathering opinions and advice to help educate you so that you can form a better idea of what is best for you.
I have had more TC in my car than anyone I know... 5 to be exact... each one a higher stall than the last.... IMO with my car higher stall is better.... b ut of course I have different gears and different cam than most.
Usually if u have an incorrect TC stall in ur car then it will happen b4 u shift differect off the line is where the bog will occur.... my first 2800 stall i was bogging in the first 20 ft of my runs then it would run like hell..... but with these cars the 60' is everything.
2006 Magnum SRT8 "HEMIWAGN"; HalfFast Performance built; OST Dyno tuned; Frank Racing Extreme Heads, Scudd Cam & Ported Intake; Paramount Performance Dominator 4400TC & Valvebody. Best 1/4: 10.898 @ 123.25 MPH, 1.577 60', 3500lbs with driver, DA -595