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Old 01-17-2012, 05:18 PM   #1
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I might need a new transmission...

Hopefully I'm overreacting, but I'd rather be prepared for the worst, while hoping for the best.

When I swapped my engine to the LSX 454, an aftermarket company mentioned getting a fully aftermarket engine. Unfortunately, I didn't get the message until it was too late... not that I'm in any way disappointed with the LSX, but I had not even considered the option until it was too late.

So, now I'd like to get the word out so that the Transmission companies can catch me while I'm about to possibly be in the market.

My transmission started acting a little persnickety, hopefully I just need a program or something, but just in case, I'd like to know where I can get one so that I'll be ready to have it shipped.

I'm looking for something that can handle at least 700 horsepower. I'm making 502 hp at the rear wheel, so I think that puts me somewhere in the area of 600 at the flywheel. (I'm over-estimating, hopefully, on purpose) Therefore, I want to get a transmission that can handle 700 just to be sure I don't need to do this again.

My car is a daily driver and it is currently an automatic... I'm looking to keep it that way with an automatic replacement. The engine swap included a custom torque converter, if that makes a difference, let me know and I'll try and get whatever info you need about it. Finally, since I've swapped the engine and now I'm looking at a Trans., if there's any suggestions regarding a rear-end (gearing etc.) I'm open to suggestions.
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Old 01-17-2012, 06:10 PM   #2
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Contact RPM transmissions....one of the best with all you need.
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Old 01-17-2012, 06:44 PM   #3
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They are working on my 4l80, and I can't wait to get it!
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Old 01-17-2012, 06:52 PM   #4
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A friend of mine had his 4L80E made by Jakes to hold 1000+rwhp., check them out. You won't be dissappointed.
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Old 01-17-2012, 07:22 PM   #5
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I just got my 4L80 from RPM.
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Old 01-18-2012, 01:18 PM   #6
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Thanks everybody, but here's a silly question... What does that alphanumeric code mean (4L80, or 4L80E). I noticed Y'all all said the same code, but how does it work (for personal knowledge).
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Old 01-18-2012, 02:10 PM   #7
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Darth Emma I just saw your build thread... WOW that is some serious stuff you're putting on there! I also like your hood decal, I did the same with mine the pic is in "my garage" I'm just leaving my LSX 454 as it was out of the crate since forced induction wouldn't let me run pump gas. (11:1 compression ratio out of the box)

That reminds me, are you going to be able to run premium with that 1000 hp Sith Lord or will you have to have some kind of special additive?
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Darth Emma I just saw your build thread... WOW that is some serious stuff you're putting on there! I also like your hood decal, I did the same with mine the pic is in "my garage" I'm just leaving my LSX 454 as it was out of the crate since forced induction wouldn't let me run pump gas. (11:1 compression ratio out of the box)

That reminds me, are you going to be able to run premium with that 1000 hp Sith Lord or will you have to have some kind of special additive?
My plan is to be able to run on premium.
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Old 01-18-2012, 03:26 PM   #9
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Awesome! you wouldn't happen to be going to BBOMG4? I'd like to see that setup up close.
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Old 01-18-2012, 03:32 PM   #10
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Awesome! you wouldn't happen to be going to BBOMG4? I'd like to see that setup up close.
I'm not sure yet. I will for sure be at Camaro5 Fest III in August.
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Old 01-18-2012, 03:45 PM   #11
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hmm. BBOMG is the 10-12 of August... I'll have to check my calendar maybe I can go to C5F3 and just stay up there and go to BBOMG4 afterwards...
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Old 01-19-2012, 11:21 PM   #12
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wait gm is still making 4l80e's? I have its for iteration in my 91 2500 suburban those things are rock solid
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Old 01-20-2012, 09:26 AM   #13
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wait gm is still making 4l80e's? I have its for iteration in my 91 2500 suburban those things are rock solid
Yep and RPM is still modifying them.

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