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Old 11-23-2005, 09:47 AM   #1
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I am looking for a 3800 that I can bolt my rear wheel drive transmission right up to. I will go in my 1981 Chevy P/U. The only 3800s I can find around here have fwd hookups and all. I just want to know some of the rwd 3800 cars. Thanks.
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F-bodies used the 3800 RWD setup. Also the Holden used a RWD 3800 setup. I doubt you'll find a Holden at the wrecker though.
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Woul we happen to know if the bolt patter between the 700R4( 4L60 ) and the 4L60-E are the same as the 4T60-E & 4T65-E

The 3800 seires II that was used in the RWD cars were all attached to the 4L60-E, I would almost assume the 3800 RWD would bolt up to a Turbo 350 or 700R4 unless you wanted to go electronic than it eould be the 4L60-E...

Any idea if the Turbo 350 would attach to the 3800 series engines? I know in the days of past before the 3800 when there was just the 3.8, it could be bolted to a Turbo 250 Metric( I think ), Turbo 350, not sure about the2004R or 700R4 tho..

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iirc the 3800 should bolt up to the turbo250 and up to a 700r4 but not 100%
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The tranny I wanna use is a turbo 350.
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That should work... Should is the key word here...
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The 200R4 would probably bee a good bet also if you can find it, it'* as strong as a TH350 and should bolt up to the 3800 (aka the grand national). They used the turbo 3.8 with a 200R4 behind them. As far as bolting up a TH350... i spose that'* hit-or-miss. But the 200R4 would probably be a better idea. Personal opinion.
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The 200R4 would probably bee a good bet also if you can find it, it'* as strong as a TH350 and should bolt up to the 3800 (aka the grand national). They used the turbo 3.8 with a 200R4 behind them. As far as bolting up a TH350... i spose that'* hit-or-miss. But the 200R4 would probably be a better idea. Personal opinion.
I would rather use the 700R4( close to the 350 with an added gear ).... But I guess it depends on what you want it to do... The 200R4 was attached to a few small V8'* and was a light duty version.. Most others had the 700R4<---- I feel this is a lot more durable, but any trans can be built to take the abuse

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My GN runs a 200r4.

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Like I was saying any trans can be built to handle abuse...

Its like the diffrence between the 4T65-E( Light Duty ), 4T65-E HD( behind the 3800 SC ) and then these is supposed to be a beefier version behind the LS4 5.3 FWD V8...

I'll bet you could build a 4T45-E to take abuse from a 3800 SC...

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