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Old 06-20-2011, 02:18 PM
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Hello,I have a question about the 4l60e and I figured this would be a good place to get information.I recently bought a cj7 with a GM 350 mated to the 4l60e with the dana 300.The guy I bought the Jeep from was building it from the ground up and had a ton of new parts.So I figured it would be a perfect start for building my buggy.My question is can I bypass the electronic shift and just go manual?Or do I have to find some type of wiring harness to make it work?Thank you in advance to anybody taking the time to help!!
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Old 06-20-2011, 03:53 PM
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In order to bypass the electronic controls of the 4L60E, you would have to convert the trans to a full manually controlled trans. I'm not sure how far the trans will have to be torn down to do so. You might compare the cost of doing that with the cost of an aftermarket standalone trans controller. The standalone trans controllers have come down in price considerable in the last couple of years. I have seen the TCI EZ-TCU available for around $600.00. If you are a little bit electronics savy, you can build your own standalone controller for fairly cheap. I can provide a couple links if you are interested in that option.
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Old 06-21-2011, 01:24 PM
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Think you Captainfab that would be helpful.I called painless wiring and they said they just developed a new kit just for that.It has not even been released yet but the guy said it was in the $700.00 range which is a lot of money just to use that transmission.But at least it is an option.
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Old 06-21-2011, 01:38 PM
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http://www.becontrols.com/products/tcs.htm
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Old 06-21-2011, 03:04 PM
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Thank you for the info Entropy!
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Old 06-21-2011, 06:50 PM
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I have read that the later model 2500 GM vans had a stand alone tranny controller for the 4L80E.

I wonder if the 15oo had or has a stand alone controller for the 4L60E ?
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Old 06-21-2011, 06:54 PM
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Not sure!But it would be cool if they did.
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Old 06-21-2011, 07:00 PM
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good info

http://coloradok5.com/forums/showthr...ighlight=4l80e
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Old 06-22-2011, 03:48 PM
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Here are some links to the DIY trans controler info.

http://mattw.dyndns.org/4L80E/

http://www.67-72chevytrucks.com/vboa...d.php?t=403384 (it's part of a hijack on this thread)

http://www.tbichips.com/drac/

http://www.thirdgen.org/techboard/di...induction.html

Here is something I just reard about last night on another forum.

http://www.msgpio.com/manuals/mshift/index.html

I have also heard good things about the Opti-shift unit that E linked to. That one and the TCI EZ-TCU offer a more affordable standalone trans controler that what was available in the past. Here are a couple more plug and play units.

http://e-transcontrol.com/index.html

https://www.hgmelectronics.com/display/hgm/COMPUSHIFT
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Old 06-24-2011, 02:13 PM
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Thank you!

Thank you Captain fab and everybody else that helped with my tranny problem.That was a lot of helpful information that will probably help out a lot of other people to.
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Old 06-24-2011, 03:46 PM
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Glad to be of help

Let us know what you end up using for to control your transmission and how you like it.
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