Originally Posted by geepoons
Is A torque converter is something that can be e easily replaced ?
No, its a PITA. Depends on how your level of wrenchin is, but its not easy by any means. The torque converter is what mates the engine and trans. Besides giving you a real launch, it multiplies the torque to get your heavy beast moving quicker.
Expect 300-600 for install. I havent looked in awhile but the part will also be 400-500. Ive never installed one (with drag radials) that didnt get me at least a second in the 1/4. Mind you, most of mine were in LS1s and were of teh 3600-3800 rpm variety.
and...your warranty, all of it will be over.
if the above makes you timid and you'd rather spend your $ at the gas station, broken up by each fillup rather than all at once you would be better off throwin a set of 373s or 410s in the rear end. Wont get as much of a gain, but youll certainly get a huge improvement and the fun factor is huge