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4l60e swap???

Discussion in '1936-Present Suburban' started by 88sub4x4, Aug 25, 2003.

  1. 88sub4x4

    88sub4x4 1/2 ton status

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    I am curious about swapping my 700R4 for a 4L60E is it a direct bolt in? Also what is better about the 4l60e. Is the case the same, or is it a completely different unit. Thanks
     
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    or2play 1/2 ton status

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    Its electroniclly controled for one. GM changed the name from 700r4 to 4l60 in the early 90's. The e models are the newer electronic ones. I belive The the same as far as the case lenght and spline count and gear ratios. Will do some more reading into it.
     
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    There's no advantage gained in swapping in a 4l60e for a 700R4. If your 700 is shot, replace it with a 700. But if you want to mess with putting in an electronically controlled tranny, I'd put in a 4l80e instead of a 4l60e.
     
  4. HarryH3

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    The 4L60e is a direct bolt-in, but it won't shift gears until you connect it to a computer to control line pressures, shift points, etc. I don't know what that costs for a 4L60e, but it's around $800 for a 4L80e. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
  5. 88sub4x4

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    Thanks guys, I will just stick with the 700r4. I thought the 4l60e was just a heavyer duty unit.
     

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