What budget torque converter?

Sounds like a bad case of Converter Envy ta me...most drivers will be happy with a converter with just a little bit of extra stall to it. Not street driven race cars...

yea until they get in a car with a real similar combination to theirs only with a good converter.. holy crap. the difference a good converter makes is amazing... they aren't cheap but make more of a difference then some other expensive modifications make.. they can also be the difference between a enjoyable car and one that is just never right.

again, you have to be 100% honest about your specific combination, weight and intended use. intended use is really important.. you tell them its 99.999% track car it may not be real enjoyable on the street.. you tell the its a pure street car you may give up a little at the track..