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03-31-2009, 09:37 PM
will a 2 wheel drive 700r4 bolt up to a 4x4? what is the difference between the 700r4 and a 4160i? can i bolt this up in place?

03-31-2009, 11:06 PM
You gonna need to find a different extension housinng to bolt the trans up to a transfer case, BUt for the most part a 2WD trans can be changed to hok up to a t-case, all it takes is the correct extension housing on the arse end of the trans.

04-01-2009, 06:14 AM
or swap out the output shaft, means crackign the case and gettign to the nitty gritty innerds...not sure bout BC but back here, 700R4 are a dime a dozen, just get one made for a 4x4 unless you wana run divorced.

this is purely hobby mecanics speking..I am by no means a pro.

04-01-2009, 02:13 PM
I don't know about 700R4's, but I know my cousin used to use 2wd TH350's, but it's been so long since I saw him do it that I can't remember exactly what he did. It was simple though, no disassembly, I think he might just have removed the tailshaft housing and cut the tailshaft down. Worked like a charm, in any case. As for the difference between 700R4 and 4L60E, the 4L60 is a fully updated and electronically controlled version of the 700R4. The basics are the same though.

04-01-2009, 10:07 PM
will the 4l60 function properly in place of a 700r4

04-01-2009, 10:24 PM
will the 4l60 function properly in place of a 700r4

A 4L60 is exactly the same as a 700R4.
A 4L60E is an electronically controlled 700R4.
You can buy a stand alone pcm for a 4L60E

04-01-2009, 10:24 PM
Not unless you run a stand alone for it. Not worth bothering with, they're not that much stronger than 700R4's. If you want a cheap strong transmission a TH350 is likely the way to go

04-01-2009, 10:27 PM

4L60 is a 700R4 but virtually nobody will call it that. Normally if somebody talks about a 4L60 it's a good bet they're referring to the electronically controlled version.