Torque Converter locking kits

Submitted: Friday, Sep 12, 2014 at 18:13
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Can someone give me feedback on "Torque Converter locking kits" for Landcruiser 200.
What i have read this sounds good the towing heavy vans?
Also if members have fitted them any or what problems ?

Thanks

Laurie
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Reply By: Silver and Tinks - Friday, Sep 12, 2014 at 18:27

Friday, Sep 12, 2014 at 18:27
I am fitting an extreme valve body and torque converter lock up kit on 23 September to our 200.

If no one else can advise I will let you know after that.

Scott
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Reply By: Gone Bush - Friday, Sep 12, 2014 at 18:30

Friday, Sep 12, 2014 at 18:30
I find that just towing in S4 ensures the TC stays locked for most of the time, with the added benefit of low transmission fluid temps and a better fuel consumption by up to 4 litres per 100kms.

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Reply By: Spannl - Friday, Sep 12, 2014 at 21:23

Friday, Sep 12, 2014 at 21:23
Thanks Scott and Stephen
Scott be very interested in your results.
Stephen I also tow in S4 and on down hill run take in to S5 which looks the best by the Scan gauge, but these locks seem to do a far better job and give you some engine braking taking the load off the brake peddle .

Looking forward to your comments.


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Follow Up By: Gone Bush - Saturday, Sep 13, 2014 at 00:07

Saturday, Sep 13, 2014 at 00:07
Laurie, downhill, I just select a lower gear for the short time involved, then back to S4.

One important thing I would take into account before cutting into wires and soldering in an aftermarket product is whether you have any warranty remaining. Mr T reacts strongly against those things if a warranty claim is related to it.

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Reply By: Silver and Tinks - Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014 at 18:10

Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014 at 18:10
Hi Laurie

The kit is fitted and works as described you just lock it up and the revs stay down.
But I have also fitted the extreme Valve body the shift is smooth but definately a lot more direct eg no slip.

I think it will be really good when we are 4WD driving as it now crawls down hill like a manual in first gear.

Not going on any trips till October so cannot comment any further at this stage.

Scott
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Follow Up By: Spannl - Thursday, Sep 25, 2014 at 16:44

Thursday, Sep 25, 2014 at 16:44
Thanks Scott
That's great it all working OK sound like what I want to help tow the van.
Is your setup a manual switch on auto?
Also did you install the unit yourself?


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Reply By: Silver and Tinks - Thursday, Sep 25, 2014 at 21:34

Thursday, Sep 25, 2014 at 21:34
Hi Laurie

I did not install the switch myself but wholesale transmissions have authorised fitters in each state.

It is a manual switch I see its benefit for towing will be on expressways.
and the open road when the vehicle is not struggling with the weight of the Van a run down the west or across the Nullabor I think the savings would be significant.

I am going to Queensland soon so heres hoping I also get fuel savings as well as less heat build up.

Scott
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