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4L80E- GM Goodwrench or Rebuilt

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mostwanted, Feb 11, 2007.

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What would you do?

  1. GM factory 4L80E

    14 vote(s)
    82.4%
  2. Have my tranny guy do it

    3 vote(s)
    17.6%
  1. mostwanted

    mostwanted 1/2 ton status

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    Rebuilt $2600 estimated w/ install

    GM $2000 +cost of Torque Converter and misc. stuff and install myself
     
  2. PsRumors

    PsRumors 1/2 ton status

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    How good is you tranny guy?
     
  3. muddybuddy

    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    crap i need to get my 4l80e rebuilt, hope mine doesnt cost that much
     
  4. big83chevy4x4

    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    i just finished helping a friend put a GM Reman 4L60E in his 94, i was quite amazed at the quality of that vs the local rebuilders. it was also only $200 more than a local guy doing it. it even came almost full of fluid, only needed 3 quarts
     
  5. mostwanted

    mostwanted 1/2 ton status

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    here's something else to consider:

    A- GM Reman comes with 3 year 100K mile warrenty

    B- local rebuild comes with 1 year X? warrenty


    the local guy says there are a few items that he addresses that are in his opinion inadaqute coming from GM.
     
  6. kgblazerfive

    kgblazerfive keymaster Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I found a local reputable shop that will give me lifetime warrenty so I am driving around in third till it goes too.
     
  7. darryl

    darryl Registered Member

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    the gm trans are no better than stock if you can find/trust a local/regional shop get a strong rebuilt with good aftermarket pieces
    and what about jasper/worldwide/accurate the production rebuilder guys ?
    how do they compare down in the states ?
     
  8. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Read ALL the fine print in the GM warranty. If it's going into a stock application, then it's tough to beat. However, if you are installing this 4L80E into a non-stock application, then the warranty is null and void. :yikes:
     
  9. BigBen

    BigBen 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    When I had to make this choice, I put in the GM part.

    (That was 145,000 miles ago.... and I'm still happy).

    PS> I change my tranny fluid EVERY 30,000 miles. The cost of that replacement was enough to make me maintain this one.
     

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