The 22 years of usage is a testament to its robustness and strength. The 4L80E is a much larger unit than its smaller 4L60E counterparts as well. Shift points, shift pressures, torque converter lockup, and overdrive can all be controlled by the user, offering endless possibilities and full control. The 4L80E is not without problems though, as hard shifts and losing the reverse gear are some of the most common problems reported from this transmission. However, the price can go through the roof for a brand new transmission. Gear ratios: 1 2 3 4 R 2. Coming soon is our very own Hughes Performance electronic control unit.
This transmission, in comparison to its slightly lighter duty counterpart, the 4L60E, has a smaller band of gear ratios. He does a fair amount of work for people who go off-road racing, where the applications have to withstand violent amounts of horsepower, week after week. The remainder of the truck is immediately removed from the property and sent to the local crusher. For one, the newer boxes are more attractive and all models can be made to fit performance applications. This bushing should always be replaced as it is a high-wear item and results in a ring grooved drum that must be replaced.
Not only is he a gear head, but he also holds two Bachelors degrees from Cal State San Bernardino. The more horsepower a vehicle has, the better performance you will see from the engine. It amps up your truck's ability to tow tremendous loads without any tremor and without the need for even the slightest time out. Another aspect to note is the transmission cooler lines. Our premium controller is manufactured by Compushift and includes a simple hand-held calibration module that allows you to fine tune shift firmness, shift timing, lock-up function, and select between automatic and full manual operating modes.
Want to retain your mechanical speedometer? Our transbrake option can be built as a full manual unit or as an automatic unit with full automatic shifting capabilities when coupled with one of our electronic controllers. Construction The materials of this transmission are quite similar to the other Hydramatic transmissions, with the outer casing being made of cast aluminum. Selecting a Hughes Performance 4L80E transmission for your vehicle opens the doors to all kinds of possibilities. We offer a variety of electronic transmission control units that take all the guess work, complexity, and intimidation out of retro-fitting a 4L80E into your vehicle. The gear ratios are 2.
There is an extensive selection of 4L80E transmissions on eBay, so you are sure to find the right one to suit your project and your budget. These can be purchased through several different companies that normally offer a warranty on them. They operate an , where we easily found a suitable choice in a few minutes. . At the age of 15 he bought his first car, a 1966 Chevelle which he still owns to this day.
The transmissions were available in a wide number of platforms for 22 years before finally being replaced in 2013. It was an evolution of the , first produced in October 1963. The 4L80E transmission was first introduced in 1991 and served as a replacement for the transmission. The Compushift module also provides a real-time display of transmission function data including range, fluid temperature, line pressure, etc. This would be a cost effective way of sourcing one, but it would most likely need to be rebuilt.
The last step was to slip on a new torque converter. Many of the other specifications can be gathered by deciphering the name. The normal transmission fluid required for this transmission is 6. Another option is to search for a core at the local yard, or even better your local dismantler and spend hours finding one and pulling it out. The 4L80E is a 6-speed longitudinal automatic transmission with four forward gears.
From 4L80E, the 4 indicates that the transmission has 4 gears. The full manual valve body option features a forward shift pattern, and still retains the use of the lock-up torque converter which can be activated by a separate toggle switch or push button not included. With our custom bellhousing system we offer 4L80E packages for the following engines: modular Ford 4. The 4L80E transmission pairs perfectly with trucks that have engines capable of up to 440 lbs. We also offer a transbrake valve body option on all of our 4L80E transmissions. It only took the Doctor a day to rebuild this transmission, as he has the right parts and experience to rebuild this with his eyes closed. The 4L80E transmission was introduced in 1991 and remained in production until 2013.
The L serves to show that the transmission is longitudinally oriented. The Doctor Is In When Just Chevy Trucks pulled the 4L80E out of the truck they were dismantling, it was in rough shape. Early versions had them side by side, but later versions had one moved further back in the housing. We are also an authorized distributor for Precision Performance Products shifters. The 4L80E came thirty years later in the 1990s. Each bellhousing system allows the use of an original style starter in the original position.
Some Hummers also ran them as well. This four-speed overdrive trans works with just about any power level and engine combination. This transmission does come with quite an extra load, as the dry weight of 254 pounds is significantly heavier than the 4L60E that was used in the lighter duty applications. The difference between dismantlers and the local yard all come down to how vehicles are ingested and the organization structure in place. Here he shows us the forward clutch drum ring which is grooved due to a worn drum bushing. The problem with adding more horsepower is that it places additional pressure on the rest of the driveline. That being said, it finally became imperative to upgrade the , and that was the introduction of the 4L80E which happened in 1991.