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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 4th, 01, 10:10 AM Thread Starter
 
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Will a 4l60e fit in a 71 camaro? And what are the gear ratios, and what is the advatage over a 700r4? And what would be better?

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It will fit in your car. You need to make a crossmember (or modify existing one), shorten and re-balance driveshaft, and I think a different yoke. The 700's were changed to 4L60's in the early nineties I believe (just a name change); the "E" designates electronice control for shifting (needs a computer).

I run a 2004R in my 72. MUCH easier swap; use a stock TH400 crossmember and it bolts in. Same yoke, driveline length, etc. It can also be modified to handle a lot more power than the 4L60's. Has the same overdrive (.67) but less rpm drop between gears than a 700 (4L60).

Talk to Bruce at Performance for more info. He built mine and it works perfect.
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1st gear=3.06
2nd gear=1.62
3rd gear=1.00
4th gear=.70
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Several companies make a kit for the "E" series transmission that let them work without the computer. The cost less than $150 and will make you swap work.

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Hey Camcojb,
How much did you pay for your 200 4r? Bruce quoted me $1800.00 for one that would work well behind my 427.
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Rick,

That's about right. Bruce is a "stand-up" guy; rare to find these days. He definitely stands behind his products and has an excellent reputation with the racers in the Sacramento area. My opinion is it's better to deal with an honest vendor and get what you pay for; it's a lot cheaper in the long run to spend a little more and get a trans that won't break than to buy a cheaper unit and keep replacing it.

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