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700R4 conversion to 4L60E

Hi, I'm new at this and 'll appreciate any expertise help. I'm working on attempting to purchase just those components required to install on a 700R4 to convert it into a 4L60E?

Since they are both identical and mechanically the same (700R4 and 4L60E)with the exception of electronics I guess, which specific components are required from the 4L60E to make the 700R4 a 4L60E? Is there a conversion kit available?

Can any one out there within the hotrodder community be of any assistance?

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Hi, I'm new at this and 'll appreciate any expertise help. I'm working on attempting to purchase just those components required to install on a 700R4 to convert it into a 4L60E?

Since they are both identical and mechanically the same (700R4 and 4L60E)with the exception of electronics I guess, which specific components are required from the 4L60E to make the 700R4 a 4L60E? Is there a conversion kit available?

Can any one out there within the hotrodder community be of any assistance?
you need a complete 4L60E trans. You can not swap parts to create a 4L60E trans

the case , valve body, pump are completely different from 700r4 to the electronic shifted 4L60E trans

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700R4 to 4L60E

Thanks AT Boneville. I appreciate you sharing your expertise. That answer cleared my doubt.

Is there any other optional upgrade features for the 700R4 that can improve the shifting sore of like a boom boom boom boom from 1st to 2nd 3rd and 4th?

Any valves, pistons or whatever?

Thanks again.
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what kind of motor do you plan on putting the tranny behind?
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700R4 to 4L60E

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i think you should try to find a better tranny. that 700R4 isnt going to hold up too long with that motor. if it has anything above 450 HP/TQ your going to blow it up.
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Better Tranny?

Which Tranny would you consider a better combination?

I've been considering the 4L60E w/ the Compushift which is a stand alone computer system and Replace the Holley double Pumper with an EZ-Fast EFI kit or the Powerjection III Kit from Sumitt. These units have Carb. appearance and mounts the same as a carburator. The kit includes computer, O2 sensor, Temp. sending unit, electric fuel pump, filter and other stuff along with it.

Will this combination improve performance, driveability and gas milleage?

Thanks for responding and advice.
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Hi, I'm new at this and 'll appreciate any expertise help. I'm working on attempting to purchase just those components required to install on a 700R4 to convert it into a 4L60E?

Since they are both identical and mechanically the same (700R4 and 4L60E)with the exception of electronics I guess, which specific components are required from the 4L60E to make the 700R4 a 4L60E? Is there a conversion kit available?

Can any one out there within the hotrodder community be of any assistance?
The 4L60E is operated by the computer. The internals are not the same as the 700R4/4L60. There are stand alone computers to operate the 4L60E but this gets expensive really fast. Here's one such outfit http://www.becontrols.com/products/4L60Etcs.htm

The problem in using a factory computer is that it's looking for inputs from sensors that don't exist on 700R4 models, not that it can't be done but you're trading up front dollars for your patience, expertise, and effort.

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Stand alone computer for Electronic Tranny

Thanks for the Info.
I certain and most definetly agree with you on that it gets expensive very fast and patience goes along with it.

I guess that for now I'll stick to the 700 and the Holley.
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