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Old 05-12-2003, 06:41 PM   #29
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I think it's got some guts. However, if you take the car beyond the 400hp range, it's time for either some mechanical upgrades or a straight swap to a different trans.

The 4L60E is found on several GM trucks. I know the 2000 Silverado had it on a few different engines. I shamelessly added the deeper trans pan from the GM parts bin to my 4L60E to get a few more quarts of fluid to make it harder to flash heat.


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Old 05-12-2003, 07:01 PM   #30
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What I think isn't important.....what works consistantly is what is important...any comparison between 4L60's must include any optional parts/assemblies that are added on to fit the application....E's are known for being the hot item for a lot of vehs-because of adaptability....not necessarly being bullet for the weakest link...generally speaking-OVERHEATING- that is quick death ot the transmission....geof

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Old 05-12-2003, 08:24 PM   #31
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Tthere is no strong correlation (well, there is correlation but it is not a causative relationship) between speed and safety per se. The safest speed is the general speed of traffic.
I don't believe an 18 wheeler doing 80 mph is safe. Especially when you get passed by a convoy of 6 all doing the same speed. There just comes a point where you have to back off because its just not safe to stay up with this type of crowd.

I live near I44 and once it turns wet it becomes common fare to end up with a jack knifed or overturned 18 wheeler. Maybe the 4 wheelers are the cause but when you are driving a rig as big, you have to consider that you aren't going to be the best handling vehicle if you need to make a sudden move. That's a lot why I normally stay around 60 when towing.

AAA of Missouri does an annual survey of its membership and usually within the top 4 items of concern is the speed of the 18 wheelers on Missouri Interstates.

Bottom line if you get involved with an 18 wheeler in some type of accident, you lose.


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