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Old 03-19-2011, 05:53 PM
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Which transmission for me?

Ok I have an 1999 S10 that I am working on. Its been a ground up rebuild. I have a mild built 355 with a comp 292 cam. I am needing help on picking out which transmission will work best for me. I am not looking to go to the strip, but plan on driving around the town and highway. I go to a lot of truck shows that are 4-8 hours away.

Which auto tranny would be best for me?

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I would consider a 700r4 or a 4l60E. If it was a v6 auto truck you might be able to use the same driveshaft and transmission. You might be able to use the same shaft and just swap the yokes if it was a different transmission. Heck, you could even utilize a stock ecm to run a 4l60E. Depends on your setup and skill level. The 700r4/4l60E gives you a great overdive for the highway and a heck of a gear for tire shredding burn outs. Not the best for drag racing though. Gears are spread to far apart.
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The truck used to be a 2.2 auto. Motor and tranny have been sold (the 4l60e was bad). The truck has been completely stripped so the less wires the better.


Which year 700r4 should I look for?
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The truck used to be a 2.2 auto. Motor and tranny have been sold (the 4l60e was bad). The truck has been completely stripped so the less wires the better.
It is good that it was an auto. I'm 99% confident that you can use the same driveshaft, crossmember, and mounts (if the transmission will end up in the same place). You do realize if you keep a factory ecm and install a v8 4l60e you can use your PRNDL indicator and speedometer in addition to all the other electronic guages.But, that is completely up to you.

1989 and up is the preferred transmissions. They are 31 spline units. Many aftermarket companies offer lockup convertor kits that can be installed to control the TCC lockup of the 700r4. It is even possible to create your own kit to suit your needs. Search this board there is a ton of information on what modifications are necessary for a 700r4 and how to handle the lock up convertor. Depending on your budget you could buy a v6 version and rebuild with the v8 parts(Taller piston in Input Housing, more clutches, "093" servo and etc or you could source a good used v8 version from a full sized truck. Keep us posted on the progress. Good Luck.
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I sold the ecm with the motor. I have all mechanical to install and plan on buying a lokar floor shifter. Just unsure of speedo.
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May as welll use a speed-o with a cable , installed in custom mount in the dash
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