Anyone have a Torque Converter Lockup? (1 Viewer)

MScruiser

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This looks pretty slick. It would be pretty nice for my long distance trips.

 
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I have bought an Econ*Lock device an i`m very happy with it.

http://www.econ-lock.com/

This way I can change the gears manually if I like to do so.

It helps a lot when you travel with a 3.8ton equipped car abroad, was handy from our Transafrica till Island trips.

This way the V8 Diesel is lovely to drive...

4x4tripping
 
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This looks like it'd be really nice! Can anyone give me an engineering type explanation as to why they don't lock from the factory in the first place? Seems like a no brainer to me
 
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I know our U.S. spec 2003 Land Cruiser with 5 speed auto has a factory locking torque converter. I would think the 200 is the same.

You can see the "lock up" happening by watching your RPMs while cruising on the highway. Once you are cruising at a desired speed, your RPMs should drop by 200 or so. That is the point when the lock happens.
 

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