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Old 08-06-2010, 02:49 PM   #61
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Actually the most bullet proof I have seen is the 2-3 people that have put in a 4T80
And that just makes sense, since GM uses the 80 without the "T" in a variety of heavy duty applications. I have always wondered about a Former Admins statements that the "80" is harder to push and takes away HP. Never added up to me.
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compare the internals of an 80 versus a 60 or 65.... quite a difference in size and weight of LOTS of parts, especially gears. it most certainly does sap more power, but i believe the tradeoff would be worth it if you question the 60E or 65Es ability to survive.
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The 80 weighs some 80ish lbs heavier than the 60 overall. Surely it does take power, but in the power to ground reality test... if there'* a "snap" somewhere between flexplate and tires, that'* not good.

John.. Funny side mention about the 80 being in many RWD applications. The trans in my truck is a 60. That was a big surprise when I noticed it. That trans has been through hell and still lives to talk about it.
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