What budget torque converter?

Who said a high stall converter has to slip? It's just the idea that every car is different is bogus. The idea that you have to consult a converter specialist about your car and wait for weeks for a converter that costs nearly a grand is just silly. Besides the fact that two identical cars might have drivers that prefer something different. Summit and Jegs sells converters off the shelf all day long..but I guess they aren't good enough for somebody that needs to be treated "special".
people buy from jegs and summit because their purchase is governed by cost and ignorance.
have you ever cut open an off the shelf "performance " converter?
I have... bearing races mig welded that were distorted, and discolored from heat
fins bent with pliers
you get what you pay for.