PRI 2016: ATI Brings Hot New Bolt Together Torque Converters

ATI Racing showed off their brand spankin’ new eight-inch bolt together torque converters at PRI and we talked with JC Beattie and he gave us a glimpse into what the family company has been working on.

JC told us about their new eight-inch converters and lock-up converters, “We took the quality and reliability of our 10.5 inch torque converters and tailored it into an eight-inch version. It works with a large swath of current cars and transmissions currently on the market including six-speed, eight-speed and ten-speed transmissions that are now popping up on vehicles like the Camaro ZL1 and Ford Raptor.”


ATI combines an aluminum back plate with a steel front cover that retains overall rigidity with the added benefit of lightweight overall package. The new eight-inch converters have the following features:

  • Double O-ring seals results in half the assembly bolts than other makes.
  • Easily change the stators or pumps for varying applications, weather, or track conditions.
  • Provides the ability to thoroughly clean and inspect the unit for regular maintenance.
  • 0-percent slip with lock-up application.
  • Bolt-on billet aluminum mid-plate spacers.
  • Removable bronze and steel pilot spacers available for varying mid plate applications.

ATI Racing manufactures a multitude of high performance parts including competition transmissions such as the incomparable Superglide, Treemaster Converters, Super Dampers, Compu-Flow Valve Bodies, Flexplates and Adapter Kits as well as a wide variety of performance enhancing internal transmission components. Innovative designs, partnered with a commitment to racing, allows the company to maintain a prominent position on the cutting edge of high performance component design and manufacturing. ATI proudly holds over a dozen U.S. Government patents, with others pending.

Located just outside of Baltimore, Maryland ATI’s manufacturing facility houses one of the most advanced machine shops in the industry; all machinery operations take place in-house so that total quality control can be maintained. There are more than 30 CNC machines operating in the plant to ensure that ATI customers receive the highest quality performance components available anywhere.

Be sure and check out their website for more details and pricing.


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Dave Cruikshank is a lifelong car enthusiast and an Editor at Power Automedia. A zealous car geek since birth, he digs lead sleds, curvy fiberglass, kustoms and street rods. He currently owns a '95 Corvette, '76 Cadillac Seville, '99 LS1 Trans Am and big old Ford Van.
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