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Torque conveter and transmission issues

I have a 1994 mercury cougar xr-7 with a 3.8 v-8 and an aftermarket allen supercharger problem I am having is the standard torque converters and transmission with not withstand the power the engine is kicking out so it is burning them out need some suggestions on what I can use that would be direct fit for this car that would be high performance and hold up so I am not switching out torque converters and trannies all the time?

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