Torque converters have been around for a long, long time. But as Boss Hog proves, there’s always room for improvement.
With the whole “better mousetrap” mentality, the Boss Hog engineering team dissected a torque converter and looked for ways to improve, remove, or combine internal components to make the whole thing lighter and more durable.
And they found a few clever ways to do it.
For instance, Boss Hog improved tolerances to make a better turbine seal. That allowed them to delete an extra O-ring, which, Boss Hog says, saves about three pounds of rotating mass. That directly translates to more power getting delivered to your wheels, resulting in a faster car.
The Summit Racing team caught up with Boss Hog at the 2022 PRI show and got an in-depth look at the science and construction of a Boss Hog torque converter.
If you’re searching for any and all ways to make your car faster, this interview is definitely worth a watch: