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Automatic Swap out for 6 speed???

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    Exclamation Automatic Swap out for 6 speed???

    Is it possible to swap out a 4L60E with a T56 6 speed transmission in my WS6?? I've done already had my auto go out on me and its going again. And if i buy a new one and have to spend the money I would like a 6 speed over a auto. What do i need to know about converting from the auto to the 6 speed???

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    what you need to know is that the swap is possible..but expensive. You would be better off selling your car ..or trading it for a m6...you need the hydraulics systems, the clutch, the tune, and console modification or swamping..and in reality ..you will need gears..especially if you are running 2.73s


    why not buy a real transmission if you are going through them so fast..get a flt 4l60e transmission or get a flt 4l80e

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    So ur saying buy a stronger automatic transmission?? The 4L60E i have now has 130000, i had it rebuilt thinking it would last but that wasnt the case.. I'm making close to 400 hps, are these tranys ur talkin about strong enough for that??? i was just curious about the 6 speed swap, i didnt know how difficult it would be or what it would cost

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlurkws6 View Post
    So ur saying buy a stronger automatic transmission?? The 4L60E i have now has 130000, i had it rebuilt thinking it would last but that wasnt the case.. I'm making close to 400 hps, are these tranys ur talkin about strong enough for that??? i was just curious about the 6 speed swap, i didnt know how difficult it would be or what it would cost
    a rebuilt doesn't mean anything if the shop that did it is not reputable or etc. The parts they replace have a big thing to do with it..like the sun shell etc...a 4l60e can be made to hold decent power..but cooling needs to be addressed ..and the biggest is the sun shell..

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    call or just do a search and take the plunge..i will be going with a flt 4l60e stage 4

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    You recommend a 4L60E Stage 4? What have u heard about this company?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlurkws6 View Post
    You recommend a 4L60E Stage 4? What have u heard about this company?
    what stage you get depends on what your use for the car is/mods

    for what i want to do with my car..a 4l80e will more then likely be needed..but realistically ..a stage 4 4l60e should be more then enough for a long while.

    i have herd great things about FLT..enough so where i decided pretty early that they will be my transmission go to shop.

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    Where are they located? My car is mostly and nice day drive, just to get out everyonce and a while and have alittle fun with some power under my foot... I will most likely not be hitting the strip.. So stage 4 is a good recommendation? Does it come with a stall?

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    i think a stage 3 would be good for you ..or maybe even get away with a stage 2 ...the big thing is strip action..but since its more so a weekend driver ...then i think a stage 2-3 would be good..i dont believe a stall comes with..might i recommend a yank 3600 or 4000
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    The other thing would be a transmission cooler right, i should probably play it safe and get one as soon as i install this new transmission, am i correct??

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlurkws6 View Post
    The other thing would be a transmission cooler right, i should probably play it safe and get one as soon as i install this new transmission, am i correct??
    yes sir..a trans cooler is a necessity

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    Ok, Thanks for ur help, greatly appreciated

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