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rauldelp

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PostSubject: Parts compatability 4l60e to 700r4   Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:48 pm

So it seems I've gotten myself into a little bit of a problem.

I've had a 94 Caprice wagon for a couple years, was planning on building it up. Bought a junkyard 4l60e to get rebuilt, rebuild kit, sonnax kit, beast sunshell, yada yada. Around November I took apart the transmission, started cleaning things.

Mid November, I spy on craigslist a 100k mile 93 Roadmaster wagon. Interior is cherry, body is nice, woodgrain all there, DGGM and Tan interior (my dream setup), and a price that was hard to refuse. So now I have a 93 RMW. It's transmission is a swap from somewhere, and works fine, but again if I'm going to build up the engine (Now even more critical since I've gone from the LT1 to L05) I need to build a transmission. I'll be moving the Caprice to free up funds for the work, but gotta get my updated parts swapped over before I do.

Now, that you know the tale, what parts, if any, will swap from a 4L60e kit to the 700r4 (I know it's a 4L60 officially)? I'm pretty sure the 4L60e housing is not usable, but maybe the clutches/bands/shift kit? I don't mind eating the 4L60e as I got a great deal on it, but it would stink to not be able to use all the nice new parts I got for it that is all past the return date.

Thanks fellas!
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PostSubject: Re: Parts compatability 4l60e to 700r4   Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:08 pm

I do not know which parts are compatible, but if you are going to upgrade the engine, you might consider an LQ4 from a truck, and use the 4L60e behind it. It will cost you about the same to get that amount of HP from the LO5, and you will have a nicer ride.
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PostSubject: Re: Parts compatability 4l60e to 700r4   Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:18 pm

The LQ4 would be a nice upgrade, I'd have to keep my eyes peeled on the iaai auctions for a denali to come along I suppose.
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PostSubject: Re: Parts compatability 4l60e to 700r4   Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:28 pm

A lot of trucks have the LQ4.
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PostSubject: Re: Parts compatability 4l60e to 700r4   Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:35 pm

Math-wise it makes no sense to build a tranny and engine knowing it's only a couple grand to get the wrecked truck at auction... well, looks like I'll have some transmission bits to sell.

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PostSubject: Re: Parts compatability 4l60e to 700r4   Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:08 pm

You usually get a 4L80 with an LQ4. The 4L60e will fit better in the wagon, and your upgrade will make it stay together. The LQ4s at the u-pull-it junk yard are only about $700 including the computer and harness, and yes they do show up. You do not have to deal with the rest of the truck.
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PostSubject: Re: Parts compatability 4l60e to 700r4   Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:34 pm

Wow, that is cheaper than I expected. Hell a good pair of heads is more than that! Time to start squirreling away the pennies and making friends at the U-pull-it Very Happy

The missus will be most pleased with the news that i'll be saving money Laughing
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