What does a shift kit do in a 4L60E?

What does a shift kit do in a 4L60E?

What does a shift kit do in a 4L60E?

The B&M 4L60E Shift Improver Kit mechanically recalibrates your transmission to produce firm positive shifts, this helps reduce clutch pack heat build-up and improves transmission durability. This kit does not change or modify shift point RPM in any range.

Are shift kits hard on transmissions?

Why do they make the transmission shift harder? Shift kits simply eliminate many of the restrictive oil flow problems in the transmission’s valve body. The results are firmer shifts and reduced slippage and shift overlap.

Can I put a 4L80E in place of a 4L60E?

Upgrading from the 4L60E to the 4L80E is akin to going from a Dana 44 axle to a Dana 60–you’ll add some weight, but also add durability. According to GM Powertrain information, the 4L60E has a maximum engine torque rating of 360 lb-ft and a maximum gearbox torque rating of 610 lb-ft.

Why does my shift kit shift so hard?

Worn fluid can lead to hard shifts Transmission fluid that has aged and lost some of its frictional properties can also lead to poor shift quality. Over time, the fluid’s frictional properties can degrade, leading to hard, jerky or inconsistent shifts. In this case, it’s time for a fluid change.

How strong can you make a 4L60E?

Use five-pinion front/rear planetary. It will also enable your 4L60E transmission to handle 400-500 horsepower which is equivalent to a 20 percent increase in torque capacity. There’s also the order of 6,500-7,000-pound gross weight it can help your machine achieve.

How many solenoid are there in a 4L60E transmission?

The 4L60E family of transmissions use 2 shift solenoids, initially called Shift Solenoid A & Shift Solenoid B, later changed to comply with OBD II (On Board Diagnostics revision 2) regulations to 1-2 Shift Solenoid & 2-3 Shift solenoid.

How many solenoids are the 4L60E?

There are 2 shift solenoids in a 4l60e (1-2 and 2-3), and both control up and downshifts with fluid passing through them when commanded to do so by the computer. However, when they go bad, you will notice very quickly. Your transmission will display a variety of symptoms, but sometimes these issues can be confused by other common 4l60e issues.

What does the E stand for in 4L60E?

4L60E Identification. The 4L60E transmission has been in production for over twenty years, even longer if you consider the fact that it came from the 4L60 (700R4). The 4L60 got the E at the end whenever control of the transmission was switched to the engine computer. The E stands for “electronic” or electronic shift.

What is 4L60E transmission?

The 4L60E (and similar 4L65E) is a series of automatic transmissions from General Motors. Designed for longitudinal engine configurations, the series includes 4 forward gears and 1 reverse gear. It is an evolution of the Turbo-Hydramatic 700R4, originally produced in 1982.