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    Upgrade Engine, Upgrade Transmission

    If I still own my Trans Am when the engine goes, I'd like to replace it with a LS3 or higher. Would that/should that go with something better than the stock transmission? If it's a stupid question, the reason is a lack of car knowledge.

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    Which transmission are you referring to? A4 or M6?

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    If you want to keep the 4l60e, here is a thread with what to upgrade on it. How Much Can it HOLD?

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    Thanks. So other than the transmission cooler (not sure if that technically is part of the tranny), would I need to upgrade parts of the transmission, or would it work fine as is?

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    Are you doing it yourself or would you have it built by someone else? If taking it somewhere, most upgrades would include all of the above and then some.

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    I think it's clear I shouldn't be working on a car I was thinking of buying a transmission, though. With all the changes to be made, I should wait for the engine, if the tranny doesn't first go bad.

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    You could always just throw a cooler on there and see what happens.

    I would suggest putting this in the Drivetrain-Transmission-Automatic section.

    You will get a lot more, better, responses than mine.

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    I would look into building a tranny.
    The stock automatic isn't that stout to begin with. Going to want to beef it up so it doesn't become a problem down the road.

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