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4l80e in a older truck??????

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by original balzer, Dec 10, 2006.

  1. original balzer

    original balzer 1/2 ton status

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    a guy at work was telling me some companies have made stand alone shift computers to put 4l80e trans in old hot rods anyone know any info on this?

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    GM made one for the 6.2/6.5 trucks that came equipped with them
     
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    The only problem with this is that the controller has diesel shift points and not gasoline motor shift points, so you might have problems there. I put the 4l80e in my 84 but I have TBI so I didnt have to worry about adding all the sensors.
     
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    it can be reprogrammed for the proper shift points
     
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    or you can just run a diesel with the factory 4L80E diesel computer and be good ;)
     
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    big blocks are cooler though. :deal:
     
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    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    i agree, if i could afford it id be all over it:doah: depends on what your looking to get out of your rig...mpg isnt one of them with a BBC:p:
     
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    but gpm (gallons per mile) is:o
     
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    Yeah, TCI is the shiz, I got their controller for mine and I love how you can customize everything. How sweet it is.
     
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    im going to run the stock standalone diesel computer for now, but i will probably get the TCI unit once i find a good deal on one
     
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    thanx yall im seriously consitering building up a short bed pickup with glass desert racer fenders lots of suspention travel and a HUGE big block as many cubic inches as i can afford lol. the 4l80e should hold up to about 800 street hp. with a huge displacement ill still be able to run pump gas this time around i want a pickup that will suprize mustangs and camaros while running 35"+ tires lol

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