TCI Automotive

Our History

The original Torque Converters, Inc. turns cutting edge technology into a race winning tradition.

When TCI® first opened its doors in 1968, it was a modest operation dedicated to delivering high performance transmission-related parts to a small group of devout drag racing enthusiasts. From those humble beginnings in Memphis, TN, TCI® has grown to be one of the largest and most technologically advanced manufacturers of high performance aftermarket drivetrain products in the world. Currently located in two large facilities in Ashland, MS, some 45 miles from parent company the COMP Performance Group™, TCI® continues to set trends and expand its line of quality transmission torque converter and accessory parts.

The original directive, to deliver high performance racing torque converters, is still a core business for TCI®. However, the need for high performance street products, including high-quality automatic transmissions, has increased dramatically, led by an eager contingent of enthusiasts who enjoy improving the performance of their street driven vehicles. Because of these changing trends, TCI® business has changed considerably with 80 percent of their products targeted to street enthusiasts and 20 percent to hard-core drag and circle track racers.

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Unmatched Customer Service

Choosing the perfect drivetrain products for your application isn’t a simple process. Every part of your drivetrain is a critical piece of a complex, interlocking system that needs to match perfectly in order for your application to generate peak performance. That’s why we provide expert technical assistance to our customers – free of charge – through our toll free tech help lines and our online tech support system. Our staff of highly trained, expert technical advisers, backed by a vast inventory of precision-manufactured drivetrain components, makes sure that our customers have the proper parts for their specific applications the first time. Customer satisfaction is not only gauged by dyno performance numbers but by repeated customer loyalty built through years of personal, one-on-one contact.

Services Available

  • Toll free technical assistance – five days a week
  • Highly trained, professional sales and technical personnel
  • Extensive online product information and tech resources,
    including email, forums, FAQs & more
  • On-site product support at race and enthusiast events
  • Custom product design and manufacturing services

World-Class Research & Development Facilities

From the initial concept to the finished piece, every product that we make undergoes exhaustive quality control testing to ensure that it will put the power to the pavement without failure - every time. Our fully furnished Research & Development and Engineering facilities contain state-of-the-art equipment staffed by passionate and highly trained employees. With dedicated test vehicles, specialized measuring equipment, multiple dynos and cutting edge design software, TCI® is able to produce innovative drivetrain products that set the industry standard for performance and reliability.

Our 100,000 Facilities House

  • Fully Furnished R&D Area
  • Engineering Department
  • Automotive Lift
  • Transmission/Torque Converter Dyno
  • Dedicated R&D Test Vehicles
  • High Speed Data Acquisition
  • Transmission Reaction Time Measuring Equipment
  • Answermatic Valve Body Hydraulic Testing Equipment
  • Answermatic Transmission Hydraulic Testing Equipment