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Old January 1st, 2012, 10:50 PM   #1
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so ive got a 4l60e that came out of a 99 jimmy with approx. 160,xxx miles and my buddy wants to put it in his 2003 suburban. my questions are 1, how much do you think the trans is worth and 2 any idea if it would actually fit in his burban. and advice would help. thanks in advance
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most likely it'll fit in his burb, but i'm not sure if everything will plug and play.

160k? i'd say it probably will need a rebuild soonish... $200-300 if everything worked when it came out.
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Old January 1st, 2012, 11:16 PM   #3
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the trans will not bolt in. the sub has a bolt on trans bellhousing that is longer to make up the crank difference between gen 2 and gen3 smallblocks (i belive its .400 difference)
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you talk like you have ran into this problem before Zach so i take it ur sure about it?
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Yes i just delt with this last week on a 96 chevy half ton. the guy i was helping out bought a trans from a 2003 silverado.it will bolt up but there is a huge gap between the torque convertor and the flexplate. this will show u the difference between gen 1 and gen 3 small block. hope this makes sense.
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I thought there was differences between the 4l60e in an s-10
and in a full size? Just like i thought their was differences in the t-cases as well? Is this only true if they are from different Gen motors?

I find it hard to believe that they would use the same transmissions as an s-10 in a much heavier suv with more power.

Not to Hi-jack this thread but i have always thought they were different so it would be nice to know the truth if i am wrong.

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160k on the trans its about a donor case, that is it. Maybe 2-300$ depending on how clean it looks.

There is a complete thread on this over on Pirate, I'm trying to find a link - I'll append that when I find it.

Its not the bellhousing length, its the length of the crank. That's why manufacturer's produce a crank spacer.
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any possible links for the needed crank spacer
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deere bowtie is right about it being the crank length that is off. sorry one to many beers lol.
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it should bolt right up to the suburban (the 5.3 should still have the spacer on it)
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alright well now i have someone on another forum telling me that they wont bolt together because quote "the new ls motors (5.3, 6.0) have a diff. bellhousing. you might be able to get a couple of the bellhousing bolts to line up, but not all of them" end quote...is there any truth to this?
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the LS motors have a bolt hole on the upper right (or left) that isn't there, that's it. everything else should swap without a hitch.

if you want a bit of a stall converter, use the S10/jimmy converter. Otherwise, buy a new converter to match the suburban.
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I thought there was differences between the 4l60e in an s-10
and in a full size? Just like i thought their was differences in the t-cases as well? Is this only true if they are from different Gen motors

I find it hard to believe that they would use the same transmissions as an s-10 in a much heavier suv with more power.

Not to Hi-jack this thread but i have always thought they were different so it would be nice to know the truth if i am wrong.
they are the same... I said the same thing about the 700r4's back in 84.
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