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I recently purchased a 2001 ZO6. It has been modified and the horsepower increased by about 100hp. It still has the original gears. What difference would I make by installing a stall converter? I know horsepower would not improve but what about takeoff?

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I recently purchased a 2001 ZO6. It has been modified and the horsepower increased by about 100hp. It still has the original gears. What difference would I make by installing a stall converter? I know horsepower would not improve but what about takeoff?

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Sounds like a bunch of nonsense to me.....but anyway, to answer your question......A Z06 doesn't use a "stall convertor".

Personally, I think you're pulling our leg here.
 

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I am not sure why you think this is nonsense, as this is my first ZO6 I was not aware that you could not install a converter as you can in a regular corvette. I thought the purpose of this forum was to help people, I asked a legitimate question and get your response. Guess I will look for another forum where people get treated with a little respect.
 

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i think that what he is saying is that a Z06 was only available in a manual, therefore, not having a stall converter
anyway if it is an auto, then yes a stall converter will get you off the line quicker because it will engage the engine at a higer RPM where the engine is making more power. the stall any maybe a set of rear end gears should be a nice upgrade to getting the power to the ground
 

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I am not sure why you think this is nonsense, as this is my first ZO6 I was not aware that you could not install a converter as you can in a regular corvette. I thought the purpose of this forum was to help people, I asked a legitimate question and get your response. Guess I will look for another forum where people get treated with a little respect.

Ok, you win......and get the benefit of the doubt. It just sounded exceptionally "fishy" to me.

A torque (stall) convertor is only used on an automatic car. The Z06 is a stick.

Now, to get back to your desire to have a 'better takeoff', I'd recommend changing the stock 3.42 gears to some 4.10's. The tranny in a Z06 literally has two overdrive gears and even with 4.10's you can still cruise the highways with no adverse affects in MPG readings, and take off like a virtual bat outta hell, IF you can keep wheelspin to a minumim.

Am I forgiven now?
 

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Thanks, I guess I wasn't aware that manuals cannot have a converter. I will consider the gears you suggested. Sorry about being a little short. Just a little new at this. Again thanks for the help.
 
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