View Full Version : Transmission questions......please help!
03-21-2012, 06:52 PM
I have picked up a couple of projects. The first one I am taking on is a 97 Chevy sw crew cab. It did not have a motor or transmission in it. I have picked up a 97 5.7L Vortec motor but now having a hard time finding a transmission. I have found a lot of 4l60e transmissions from other vehicles but none from that specific year and out of a full size truck. What else is compatible as a direct plug and play. More specific, will a 99 LS1 SS Camaro 4l60e work?
03-21-2012, 09:33 PM
the camaro trans will not work without an adapter kit pretty much anything 96 and up will work even the newer case will work if it came from behind a 5.7 or a 4.3 but anything from behind a ls based motor will not without an adpater kit
03-23-2012, 11:04 AM
Another question. The truck is a 3/4 ton 8 lug, it did not come with a motor or tranny. I have picked up a 97 (same year as my truck) 5.7L Vortec motor, harness, brain that had a 4wd 4L60E. My truck being an original 5.7L with a 4L80E, what kind of issues will I be getting into with going to the 4L60E 2wd?
03-23-2012, 02:45 PM
IMO your wasting time with a 4l60e put the 4l80e its supposed to have in it.
it will be cheaper in the long run.
08-01-2012, 04:53 PM
Hi "BL929RR" I'm building a similar truck like your dark blue one I saw in a different thread. Mine is a 1999 3/4 ton 2wd shortbox crew cab, black with tan leather interior. I bought it with a seized motor. I have since swapped it for another low k 350 Vortec and reused the 4L80E since it had been recently replaced by the p.o. To get back on topic i was thinking about buying a running donor truck and swap it all out as a package including a 4L60E. I'm also swapping my suspension for 1/2 ton stuff and lowering it 4/6 with DJM spindles, coils, and flip kit with a notch. I figured the 4L60E would be plenty strong enough for mostly touring and hauling the odd load. If you get a chance I would like to see some more pics. of your project.
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