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Old 01-05-2014, 10:52 AM   #1
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Progress of my M6 to 4l80e trans swap

I started my M6 to 4l80e transmission swap.
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It wasnt hard to get the manual transmission out and all the hardware that went with it.
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As of right now I have the new B&M Quicksilver shifter installed, but still have to hook up the cable and reinstall the console and boot, and hook up all the wires for reverse lights, line lock, and converter lock up switch
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I installed the B&M trans cooler just have to wait to install the new trans before running the new stainless lines
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New complete upgraded built billet, full manual body valve transmission should arrive by the end of the week. Going with the vigilanty custom torq converter also.
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Old 01-05-2014, 11:20 AM   #2
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You got a good start on things. Havr you checked your bumper clearance with that trans cooler location? I would also be a little concerned with air flow on that cooler. I know it has a fan , but its going to br pretty covered up.

I am in no way an expert...just asking questions and seeing things as an outsider.
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Old 01-05-2014, 01:23 PM   #3
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I tried installing my cooler there as well but it wouldn't fit to my liking and like stated above the airflow wouldn't be the best. I did mine a little different and love how it came out
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Old 01-05-2014, 03:43 PM   #4
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It fits perfect, I had to take the bumper support off the bumper. It hangs right in front lower grill perfectly.

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You got a good start on things. Havr you checked your bumper clearance with that trans cooler location? I would also be a little concerned with air flow on that cooler. I know it has a fan , but its going to br pretty covered up.

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Old 01-05-2014, 03:45 PM   #5
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Got any pics of yours. It hangs right in front of the lower grill looks like it would get alot of air. I couldnt find any other spot for it to fit because of my procharger air cooler.

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I tried installing my cooler there as well but it wouldn't fit to my liking and like stated above the airflow wouldn't be the best. I did mine a little different and love how it came out
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Old 01-05-2014, 04:11 PM   #6
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What 4L r u using brand name or rebuild? What shift controller?
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Old 01-05-2014, 04:28 PM   #7
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It fits perfect, I had to take the bumper support off the bumper. It hangs right in front lower grill perfectly.
Sounds like a good spot then. I was just afraid it was going to be where the closed in nose is. The lower grill should have plenty of air flow!!

I have the same ratchet shifter with button on the side. It works great...just takes time to get it to fit and all the trim back on.

Looking forward to the rest of the build.
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Old 01-05-2014, 07:37 PM   #8
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Took some work but I made it work out perfect
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Old 01-06-2014, 05:10 AM   #9
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I have a buddy that builds transmissons on the side for 20 years. He got a core an built it from there with all billet parts. I'm not using a shift controller because I'm using a full manual body valve, No computer shifting.

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Old 01-06-2014, 05:18 AM   #10
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Ya me too. Soon as the trans arrives it wont take me long to get it done!

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Sounds like a good spot then. I was just afraid it was going to be where the closed in nose is. The lower grill should have plenty of air flow!!

I have the same ratchet shifter with button on the side. It works great...just takes time to get it to fit and all the trim back on.

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Old 01-06-2014, 05:39 AM   #11
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Looks good!! Waiting to see how u like it on the street. I'm thinking of swaping out the M6.
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Old 01-06-2014, 11:24 AM   #12
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Awesome!!! I can't wait to get started on mine.
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Old 01-06-2014, 08:42 PM   #13
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Just got my vigilanty in!! Getting closer!!!!

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Just got my vigilanty in!! Getting closer!!!!

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Make sure no one see's u running that PINK converter . I would hurry up and paint it flat black. Good luck with the build.
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Old 01-13-2014, 07:17 PM   #15
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Nah it'll make them feel bad getting beat by a pink converter ha
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Old 01-19-2014, 02:43 PM   #16
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Old 01-19-2014, 03:29 PM   #17
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Installing it right now! Got the transmission in last night. Been working all day on it.
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Nice let us know how it goes! I'm tearing mine down late this week because I had some vibrations in different RPMs
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Old 01-19-2014, 06:52 PM   #19
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On hold right now. Have to order a different flexplate. The converter they sent me is for a 4l80 but has 3 tabs like a 4l60 so I got to order another plate first thing in morning!
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Will the 3 holes on the converter not line up with the flex plate? I have a Persion Industries converter and it only had 3 tabs and it bolted up just fine with my 4l80 flex plate.

Maybe I am not understanding what your having problems with.
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^ not all converters have 6 tabs.
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Ya look up top and I have a picture of the flex plate that I tried to use and it doesn't line up to my Precision Industries converter. Trying to figure out which flex plate I need and put a rush order on it! ANY HELP!!!????

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Will the 3 holes on the converter not line up with the flex plate? I have a Persion Industries converter and it only had 3 tabs and it bolted up just fine with my 4l80 flex plate.

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I have the same flexplate. Are you using the spacer thing between the flexplate and converter? It centers the snout of the converter and flex plate.
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And your precision indeustries converter has 3 tabs on it??? And bolts right up to it??????????? Not 6 tabs right

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