In 1990, GM decided to code and renamed their transmissions, the 700R4 is best described as a 4 speed, longitude transmission rated for vehicles around 6000 lbs. It was this information that was used to change its name to 4L60; therefore, a 700R4 and 4L60 are the same transmission.
What is the difference between a 700R4 and 4L60?
You can’ t tell the difference between a 700R4 and a 4L60E by the oil pan as they are nearly the same. If the transmission has a large 18-pin electronic connector above the passenger side pan rail, it’s a 4L60E, as seen here. If it has a cable connection near the cooler lines on the passenger’s side, that’s a 700R4.
Can you swap a 700R4 with a 4L60?
No 700R4 transmissions were ever controlled by the ecm. The lockup function is grounded with the ecm, but not the shift points like the 4L60E that replaced it. Any 700R4 will work in any application.
When did GM switch from 700R4 to 4L60E?
4L60. GM renamed the 700R4 to 4L60 (4-speed Longitudinal 6,000 lb GVWR) in 1990, even though it was the same transmission without any significant changes.
Can you use a 700R4 with a LS motor?
You could use the 700r4 behind a LS motor, but I dont recommend it. I’d sell it and then but a 60e or 80e. Even it if was just rebuilt. The only time that i’d consider running the 700r4 would be if it was a built racing trans which usually runs about $1200.
Does a 4L60 have overdrive?
The 4L60E is an automatic shift, four-speed overdrive transmission that has the reputation of being one of the best automatic transmissions ever made.
What is the difference between a 4L60 and a 4L60E transmission?
The biggest difference between the 4L60 and 4L60E is how both are controlled. For 4L60E control comes from a computer. For the 4L60, control comes form a TV cable. With one being controlled by computer and the other not, there are compatibility issues that the two have.
Can you replace a 700R4 with a 4L80E?
No, neither the 4L60E or 4L80E will directly swap in. Your 4L60 or 700R4 is a hydraulically shifted trans with an electric lockup in it where as the 4L60E and 4L80E are both fully electrically shifted.
When did GM stop using 4L60?
The TH700R4 was renamed “4L60” (RPO MD8) following the new General Motors naming convention when the electronic version, 4L60E (RPO M30), was phased in as the 4L60 was being phased out. This happened in 1993 for trucks, vans, and SUVs, and 1994 for rear wheel drive passenger cars.
What vehicles have a 4L60 transmission?
What Vehicles Have A 4l60e Transmission?
- Buick Rainier 2004-2007.
- Buick Roadmaster 1994–1996.
- Cadillac Escalade 1999-2000, 2002-2005 (models with LM7/5.3L V8 Also with 6.0 LQ9)
- Cadillac Fleetwood 1994–1996.
- Chevrolet Astro 1993-2005.
- Chevrolet Avalanche 2002-2008.
- Chevrolet S-10 Blazer 1994-2005.
- Chevrolet Camaro 1994–2002.
When did Chevy start using 4L60?
It was released in 1996 behind the 4.3L V6 engine. It was released more broadly against the V8 engines in 1997 and was phased into full implementation at GM by 1998 in both RWD car platforms and trucks in both 2wd and 4wd configurations.
How much HP can a 700R4 handle?
The Street/Strip 700R4 is good for about 550 hp maximum, but with the HD input drum it is good for about 625 hp max.
Will a 700R4 bolt up to a 350 engine?
Yes, they bolt right in. Better if your th350 is a longtail (truck) tranny. That way you wont need another driveshaft.
What is the best transmission for a LS swap?
One of the most common transmissions for an LS swap is the 4L60E, and for a few reasons. It’s a proven strong and dependable transmission and it’s also what came as the original automatic transmission backing up a good majority of LS engines out there.