Sooo my tranny has been a bit screwy since I got it. It’s
not horrible, but it shifts way funky. Tons of slack in
between shifts and it also shifts early when at full
throttle. Sooo I’m thinking about changing it sometime
soonish. Ahhh but not so simple. See I want to put something
that will meet a few future criteria for what I plan on the
car being then. Why put in one that’ll hopefully be ripped
out in a couple of years?
What criteria might you ask? Well first off I want to get
one that’s BUILT. Seems like for 2Kish you can have your
pick of different GM trannies that can take 700HP or so,
which will leave room for overkill with even my plans. One
thing I’m wondering is if it would be ok to put such a
tranny in my car with it’s current gutless 200HPish engine.
Number 2 criteria is is ultimately I will be putting a
better engine in my Jag. I’d really, really like to go LSx
of some sort. The path is being blazed in that area right
now (as you know)and a fairly standardized way of going
about it will probably be figured out any time now.
So back to the tranny. Way I see it I have several options,
all of which will work for an old school SBC if I end up
going that route for some reason… However I’m not terribly
sure about them working with an LS.
I currently have a 700R4/4L60, which I know can work with an
LS. Many Jags have this one, but almost all of them wish
they had the 200R in retrospect. Apparently the 1-2 shift is
better and has more overdrive. So I’m wondering if it will
work with the LS.
Another question I’m having is about going with an
Electronic one or not. The 4L60E was used with LS engined
cars stock, but the non E can also be hooked up from what I
understand. What is going to be soo much better about going
with the E? I can’t use the electronics in my car at
present, so is there a way to turn off the electronics on
the E for my current engine and kick it back on for future
use with an LS? Is there a 200R that was Electronically
controlled? I think I’m leaning towards wanting a 200R
because that’s what everyone seems to prefer, but if the
electronics of the 4L60E can be turned off/on and it’s a
significant improvement… I dunno.
This is a big cluster explative of questions, but some
explanation was needed for any of it to make sense.
Can I have built tranny with current shit engine
Want tranny that can be used with LS and current Gen I SBC
How important is Electronically controlled tranny, and can
it be turned off for current engine
NOTE I originally posted this on another forum I post on, so
some of it might not need explaining here… Didn’t feel
like rewording a bunch of it!–
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