Ok so I am considering putting a torque converter in my car sometime after the new year....How difficult is the install? Would I be safer to just pay a shop to do it??
AZ Modern Mopar MuscleBack in a Mopar!!
If you have access to a lift it's a pretty easy job. Without a lift, on the ground it's real tough to do. To give you an idea how tough it is on the ground, HEMI31 will not do the swap without a lift.
You need to remove the transmission to put a converter in............
I always pay someone to do it for me, as you need a lift and special tools.
Bob in Ocala, Florida (a 73 year old guy who loves cars), 05' Magnum RT. Many mod's, all of Danko Products and a few from 402 Motoring.
Have owned my share of 12 & 13 second cars, am happy now with my stock RT.
You don't "need" a lift. You can do it in a garage w/ tall jack stands and some patience. If you're doing engine work at the same time, it's almost easier to just pull the engine.
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Howdy Nate, here ya go buddy.
5.7-6.1 torque converter installation
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That is a GREAT write up CAM!!!
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Cam- I'd bean ya but it really isnt gonna improve your ba-ba-ba-bazillion rep points anyways! LOL! But I'll try....
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Thanks Cam, just completed the swap using your information.
6.5 hours and I'm beat.
Thanks for sharing Cam
What a great forum.
2006 SRT Charger,11 second club,P/B 123.00 @11.209
2004 SRT10 Viper Truck, P/B 12.92 @104.89, race weight 5040lbs.
Great information here...
Awesome write up Cam, Thanks a bunch !!!
I'm getting ready to do mine tomorrow <fingers crossed>.
How tall do ya need to have the jack stands to get the transmission out from under the car?
I'm doing a whole transmission and swap out with a newer one while installing the Pro Torque 2800.
Rocky Mountain Mag
Colorado Springs, Colorado