Richard's Auto Electrical Torque Converter Lockup Kit Vehicle Applications: Toyota Hilux N80 – 1GD-FTV 6 Speed Auto (2015-Current). Toyota Prado 150 – 1GD-FTV 6 Speed Auto (2015-Current). --Available for the following:... Read more
Richard's Auto Electrical Torque Converter Lockup Kit
Toyota Hilux N80 – 1GD-FTV 6 Speed Auto (2015-Current).
Toyota Prado 150 – 1GD-FTV 6 Speed Auto (2015-Current).
Available for the following:
Toyota Landcruiser 200 Series – 6 Speed Automatic.
Toyota Prado 2.8L – 6 Speed Automatic.
Toyota Hilux 2.8L – 6 Speed Automatic.
Toyota Prado 3.0L - 5 Speed Automatic.
Torque Converter Lock up Kit
The principle of this modification is to achieve more direct drive from the transmission. By locking the torque converter we can prevent the constant hunting caused by locking and unlocking the converter. It is important we still maintain the factory driveability of the vehicle and this is why we choose to only lock the converter above 80km/h automatically. Below 70km/h the trans can tend to lug as it selects a taller gear and relies on the converter to slip. We have a secondary automatic low speed mode available to lock below this speed and when used in conjunction with the active select mode you can manually hold it down a gear and achieve engine breaking downhills.
Each kit supplied includes a speed sensing controller that controls when the lockup is on or off. This controller has two channels which has allowed us to create dual speed automatic modes.
We pre-program the default speeds which will work out of the box. these speeds are approx:
Low Speed Lock – 35km/h
Low speed un-lock 30km/h
Auto – Speed Lock – 80km/h
Auto – Speed un-lock – 75km/h
The Lockup Kit:
Reduces transmission temperatures up to 50 degrees C.
Prevents the slipping action and gear shuffling.
Reduces fuel usage when towing 3T caravan. Increases distance/ range.
100% engine Breaking achievable downhill, 2nd gear and above.
Frequently asked questions
Allow 3-4 hours to complete install.
The Switch included is a Dual Factory Switch that fits directly into the factory switch panels.
Difference with our kit is we use constant 12v signal not PWM (pulse width modulation) – PWM still gives slippage which causes heat. Ours is 100% locked at the converter within our automatic speed settings.
Our controller is easily programmed with LCD screen and buttons no second guessing with a screw type PWM controller to get speed settings right.
Based in Canberra, Garage76 are your complete 4WD and Diesel Performance Tuners. From basic upgrades, to complete pre-registration vehicle builds, we have the knowledge and products to build, maintain & repair your ultimate diesel 4wd.
WE OFFER THREE STAGES OF DIESEL PERFORMANCE PACKAGES
From a safe and reliable tune of your OEM ECU through to wild diesel performance upgrades, we've got 20+ years of diesel tuning under our belts and can tailor a package to suit your performance or touring needs.
Our Stage One kits (vehicle depending) will always include an ECU remap and a tune on our in-house dyno.
No two vehicles are the same and every diesel performance package we book spends time on our dyno.
G76 Custom ECU Remap
Once you are looking to go beyond the performance of our basic Stage 1 Package, you will reach the limitations of your factory turbocharger. At this point a turbocharger upgrade will be required, along with appropriate upgrades to the exhaust, air intake system and intercooler. With these upgraded items we are able to squeeze more performance than a stock setup will ever provide.
G76 Custom ECU Remap
Upgraded Snorkel & Airbox
Intercooler Upgrades Or Intercooler Fans
Looking for maximum GRUNT without compromising factory reliability? Our Stage Three Package is for you! This package will give you the ultimate in diesel performance, with massive gains available in power and torque.
The main difference between our Stage Two and our Stage Three Package is the addition of high flow fuel injectors. In a diesel engine, more fuel = more power, provided you have the air to burn it! We also only have a small window of crankshaft rotation available to inject the fuel. High flow injectors allow us to increase the amount of fuel delivered to the engine during this window, resulting in huge gains in power and torque.
*power and torque numbers will differ between vehicle models and final diesel performance packages and tunes. Our increase numbers should be used as a guide only. Different vehicle makes will have variations in the packages we offer, not all packages come with intake cleans.