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Old 11-11-2017, 03:33 PM   #1
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Is it possible to break a spragless torque converter?
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Old 11-11-2017, 08:44 PM   #2
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Is it possible to break a spragless torque converter?
Absolutely! been there, done that
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Old 11-12-2017, 09:24 PM   #3
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Same here.
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Old 11-13-2017, 09:18 AM   #4
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Default Re: Spragless Torque Converter

Fins can still break off and cause major damage and the lugs that hold the spragless hub to the stator can shear off .
You also could have a broken or spun stator tube in the pump that will also act like a broken converter .
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Old 11-13-2017, 06:15 PM   #5
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I was sure that was the case when my converter broke before the end of the season. What was all the hype about spragless vs sprag? I replaced it with a backup 8"sprag type which was not made for my current combination and it outperformed the 9" spragless I had been using for 5 years.

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Old 11-14-2017, 10:37 AM   #6
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What was all the hype about spragless vs sprag? I replaced it with a backup 8"sprag type which was not made for my current combination and it outperformed the 9" spragless I had been using for 5 years.
With converter problems commonly coming back to the sprag, that is one problem that you won't have with a spragless!

I'm not surprised at all that an 8" sprag converter outperformed the 9" spragless. It most likely had a higher stall, which I've always seen to be quicker and more consistent as long as you can handle the increased RPM at the finish line.

Also, spragless converters tend to build a little more heat and be down just a little MPH compared to an identical converter equipped with a sprag.

With that said, I am still a fan of spragless converters.
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