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Old 03-06-2005, 03:11 PM
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4L80 - Where to buy ?

Hi all,


I think i want to go whit a 4L80 fully manual in my T/A 84..
I need info from anyone that have buy a trans from those comp ;

Jet Performances
http://www.jetchip.com/transmissions/4L80E.cfm

Hughes
http://www.hughesperformance.com

Patc (qUADZILLA)
http://www.transmissioncenter.net/4l80e.htm

may be also ;

phoenix trans.
http://www.phoenixtrans.com/html/gmtrans.html



Any input on all these from ppl that have already by any of these brand ?

I like the one from PATC, but hughe have a better price, and i'm not sure if
patc is a reliable source, i try to have more comment so plz if can help me make a more secure choice..since i will buy it online!


thanks !
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Jet and Hughes are nationally known and more easily recognized.

I have heard a few bad experiences from the people at your transmissioncenter link, and have only heard of phoenix transmission nothing bad or good, nothing at all.
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Jet and Hughes are nationally known and more easily recognized.

I have heard a few bad experiences from the people at your transmissioncenter link, and have only heard of phoenix transmission nothing bad or good, nothing at all.
thanks,

I have talked to pheonixtrans this morning and i think i will go whit it, prettu fast to reply to email et look like a nice guys, i have read 1 or 2 bad comment also on transmcenter and the lack of recomendation, i cant find a lot info on the web at the except. of the multiple website transcenter have..

pheonixtrans look like a reputable shop and i have found some recommandation here & here on the net.. I'm more secure to buy online from them i think... And around same price, this tranny will cost me a 4000$ whit a billet torque...

as for JEt & hughes .. Still no reply to my email...


any other info welcome before i buy !
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Definitely let us know how everything goes when you decide to get it from whoever you decide on.
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Definitely let us know how everything goes when you decide to get it from whoever you decide on.
No prob i will.. Will do a little reviews about the full experience & also how the trans will perform ... The snow will soon be gone here.. lol.. And i realy need that trans in my car.. But damn hard on the wallet..

Just got a reply from JET, they dont do any transmission at all... !!!
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Thank you for the inquiry, but due to skyrocketing costs we have
discontinued our line of complete transmissions. We do still offer torque
converters, performance kits and transmission components. Our 3000 stall
converter is a 10" custom built unit that sells for $795.00. Lead time is
about 10 days. If we can be of assistance in the future please let us know.
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Just Ordered a 4L80 Electronics whit compushift (compushift.com) / billet torque/ nos ready from phoenixtrans.com Phoenix Transmission Products..

Should have it in a month !

I never buy a so costly trans in my life
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CompUshift is a quality unit.

I prefer Hughes Performance stuff.
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CompUshift is a quality unit.

I prefer Hughes Performance stuff.
Compushift look a great unit , i dont find any ppl that have used it btw..

I have contacted Hugues to have a price & part #
But after telling i use a supercharger & nos the guys bring
me a standard part# for the trans (same trans they sell normaly) and the torque they give does'nt even have anti-ballon for the nitrous...
So after looking on the part at Hugues i have seen that they have only 2 torque avail. and 2 type of this transmission...

The guys at phenix trans (greg) look like very knoledgeable and would build a custom trans for my use whit a billet torque... I know phoenix trans do is own Torque itself and are specialized on Overdrive transm. Also i know i would have a 2004 housing for the 4l80 (brand new) and build specificaly for my engine & use...

Honestly after lot of search, Tci, Jet, Hughues, most of it would take several days to reply to and email if they reply at all... I have asked at greg several questions & info (at least 15 email) then always got reply in and hour..

Look like a great place, i have not found 1 bad comment about pheonix transmission products and they are in buziness since 1980.. will see later on.. Only thing i have found was good comment.

found this about pheonixtrans..;

http://www.rodandcustommagazine.com/techarticles/82558/

http://www.superchevy-web.com/tech/0311sc_4l65e/



http://www.webrodder.com/index.php?p...caa89d637e51f5

http://hotrodders.com/cgibin/rls/mag...duct-sku=00101

http://www.classictrucksweb.com/tech/0412cl_trans/

http://www.classicperform.com/tech_a.../Overdrive.htm

http://www.streetrodderweb.com/tech/0406sr_total3/

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I work for Hughes and ALL of our converters for super chargers or nos have anti balloon plates.

We even install balloon plates inside the converters of the 7 & 8 second cars that run our stuff.

If you call Hughes, talk to Mark.
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I work for Hughes and ALL of our converters for super chargers or nos have anti balloon plates.

We even install balloon plates inside the converters of the 7 & 8 second cars that run our stuff.

If you call Hughes, talk to Mark.
I would not known that when i have looked for the torq i have not seen very mutch spec.... I would know for the next time..
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I would not known that when i have looked for the torq i have not seen very mutch spec.... I would know for the next time..

I was told that you probably were quoted on a converter with a billet front half aka cover.

the billet covers do not need a anti-balloon plate.

Billet covers are used in HD applications.....ie; high horsepower, power adders , diesel multi-disc lock up converters
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Just Ordered a 4L80 Electronics whit compushift (compushift.com) / billet torque/ nos ready from phoenixtrans.com Phoenix Transmission Products..

Should have it in a month !

I never buy a so costly trans in my life
Keep us posted on how it goes!
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Keep us posted on how it goes!

for sure...

As soon as they came in i will post picture of it
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for sure...

As soon as they came in i will post picture of it
I think you made the best choice for your application! in another post you asked for a photo of my setup with the torque arm installed? I do not have pictures as I would need to get it up on a lift to take some! sorry to say that is not do-able at this time
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I think you made the best choice for your application! in another post you asked for a photo of my setup with the torque arm installed? I do not have pictures as I would need to get it up on a lift to take some! sorry to say that is not do-able at this time
No prob for the pics..

Will have to build a custom crossmenber anyway , can't find any one that build one for a 4l80 an F-body 82-92.. Even sponh dont have it
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