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Old 09-16-2011, 04:47 PM   #1
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Looking for 4l80 info....

I know there are few Camaros running around with aftermarket transmissions. I am looking for any information on swapping in a 4l80. I currently have a RPM built 6060 and is holding up great. I want to get more serious into 1/4 mile racing the camaro, and would like to see my options. Car currently is 655rwhp, and looking to upgrade to 800 over the winter.

So what are the pros and cons going to be with swapping the trans? I also am open to dissuceaing any other options that are out there.

Also to the vendors I am open receiving any priceing information you have on this.
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Old 09-16-2011, 05:34 PM   #2
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I'm also looking to get a 4l80 conversion I was looking at the rpm kit I also already have a rpm 6060 was thinking of getting the rpm kit and getting Andy at ADM to install all of it
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talk to jakes performance, they have a great reputation thru the other forum boards...checked into them heavy and found only 1 complaint out of 100 positive,, and after all the beans was spilled, the complainer was a fraud trying to get over...http://www.jakesperformance.com/... call and ask for mike...tell him the guy who is buying the stage 4 sent you..lol..prices are good...rpm is also well known for trannys...also diet coke just bght a jakes tranny..i would not use monster and stay away from mad dog...major complaints..
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Old 09-17-2011, 09:33 AM   #5
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thats funny i was wondering about this mad dog guy since i live an hour away and had never heard of here till a couple months ago. I asked alot of friends about him and no one had heard of his shop and this is a long list of lsx racers and builders. The Norm around here is to go with RPM but i have heard great things about jakes they just havent been around long enough to be very well known yet.
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Old 09-17-2011, 11:49 AM   #6
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The 4L80E built unit is the only auto overdrive trans to really hold the power your talking. We see the 6L80E's fail at around 600 RWHP.

Mike is right on on the 2 to stay away from.
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Old 09-17-2011, 02:46 PM   #7
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I just installed an RPM Level 6 4l80e with a trans brake. I also swapped out from the TR6060 and there are a few modifiactions needed for it to fit properly but fairly smooth install. Here are some pics of mine being installed at Cincy Speed and at the end of the pics they show the couple of cuts needed to make it fit.
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The 4L80E built unit is the only auto overdrive trans to really hold the power your talking. We see the 6L80E's fail at around 600 RWHP.

Mike is right on on the 2 to stay away from.
What's fails on the 6L80E's?
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Mad Dog trans is legit. Lou is a great guy, I dealt with him YEARS ago, and he's still around because his shop is no bullshit.

Jake's Trans is who I got my 4l80 from. Lots of local guys run his parts, and he custom makes little bits to go inside the 4l80. Can't go wrong there, either.

ADM makes a crossmember piece that will let your 4L80 bolt to the factory M6 crossmember. I paid $59.99 iirc. Pics in my thread in member car journals. Worth the purchase.
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Mad Dog trans is legit. Lou is a great guy, I dealt with him YEARS ago, and he's still around because his shop is no bullshit.

Jake's Trans is who I got my 4l80 from. Lots of local guys run his parts, and he custom makes little bits to go inside the 4l80. Can't go wrong there, either.

ADM makes a crossmember piece that will let your 4L80 bolt to the factory M6 crossmember. I paid $59.99 iirc. Pics in my thread in member car journals. Worth the purchase.
I know mad dogs has really bad reviews like really bad. Seems like a guy that was running his shop at one time was really ruining his name and shop. Lou defending his self saying this but not sure who to believe.
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I know there are few Camaros running around with aftermarket transmissions. I am looking for any information on swapping in a 4l80. I currently have a RPM built 6060 and is holding up great. I want to get more serious into 1/4 mile racing the camaro, and would like to see my options. Car currently is 655rwhp, and looking to upgrade to 800 over the winter.

So what are the pros and cons going to be with swapping the trans? I also am open to dissuceaing any other options that are out there.

Also to the vendors I am open receiving any priceing information you have on this.
What do you have in mind to achieve 800 HP? Also, are you interested in hocking any of your take off parts?
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Old 09-18-2011, 12:38 AM   #12
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What's fails on the 6L80E's?
Me....:(


Here's one of a few 4L80 builds done here in Houston..
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thats an old school shifter, and i know he had some problems with his tranny...from what i remember
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Old 09-18-2011, 09:27 AM   #14
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What do you have in mind to achieve 800 HP? Also, are you interested in hocking any of your take off parts?
I am planing on forgeing and stroking the ls3 and then turn the boost up.... Then if that's not enuf then I'll hit it with some nitrous!!

What parts are you looking for Drew??
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Old 09-18-2011, 09:29 AM   #15
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I like that rachet shifter....probly still better to let the computer shift?
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thats an old school shifter, and i know he had some problems with his tranny...from what i remember
Nope.. he had zero problems. Kyle Gilmour had some problems with his but he's fixed up now.

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I like that rachet shifter....probly still better to let the computer shift?
The ratchet shifter is the way to go IMO... takes a lot of tweeking to get the auto just right on the track. Either way it's an awesome setup.
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my bad, yes it was kyle
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Love my 4L80. I wish they'd installed it at GM. So much fun to drive! Shift is instantaneous and I stay in boost the entire time. Mlee already linked my trans build thread.
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I like that rachet shifter....probly still better to let the computer shift?
You'll have to add an aftermarket controller and there's a lot more work to get everything to work properly. Obviously costs a lot more as well. With instant shifts I can't imagine the controller doing that much better.
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what brand aftermarket comntroller did you use,
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Love my 4L80. I wish they'd installed it at GM. So much fun to drive! Shift is instantaneous and I stay in boost the entire time. Mlee already linked my trans build thread.
How are the manners on the street? What kind of cruzing RPM @ say 70 are you seeing?
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I didn't. Mine is completely manual.
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How are the manners on the street? What kind of cruzing RPM @ say 70 are you seeing?
Runs great on the street. I obviously lock the torque converter when I'm cruising on the freeway (RPMs usually around 2K). The real fun comes when you drop to 2nd doing 70!
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I am running the PCS TCM-2000 with my 4l80e
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I am running the PCS TCM-2000 with my 4l80e
Does this controller work well? I am considering this one or the PCS version that requires no computer...just uses dials.
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