Somebeach (Forum Supporter)
Somebeach (Forum Supporter) Dork
4/18/24 1:05 p.m.

I am musing on a swap, may never happen in real life.

For the swap I think I could either use a 4l60e or a 5l50e pretty easily.

After some searching on here I found some easy/cheap ways to set up a 4l60e without needing a transmission controller. The downside from what I saw was lack of engine braking. 

Would the 5L50e be of similar strength as a 4l60e?

Would the 5l50e be able to be set up stand alone as easy as the 4l60e? 


Ranger50 MegaDork
4/18/24 1:38 p.m.

Never heard of a 5L50. Now if you're talking 6l80.... the biggest difference is pure size and weight, like 2-3" in diameter and 80# plus.

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/18/24 2:00 p.m.

5L50 was behind Northstars in the SRX. IDK about upgrades or aftermarket support. I did a little reading on them for an idea that never advanced to the project stage.

Ranger50 MegaDork
4/18/24 2:14 p.m.

In reply to AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) :

No wonder... Steaming pos behind a steaming pos in a steaming pos...

Somebeach (Forum Supporter)
Somebeach (Forum Supporter) Dork
4/18/24 3:57 p.m.

In reply to Ranger50 :

Just noticed in this post that it said that it was able to hold the gear and engine brake.

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/18/24 5:32 p.m.

In reply to Somebeach (Forum Supporter) :

4L60s can too, depending on the setup.

Gearheadotaku (Forum Supporter)
Gearheadotaku (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
4/18/24 7:32 p.m.

Wasnt the 5L50E used in some of the G8's? I feel the 4L60 will have better support.

RaabTheSaab Reader
4/19/24 10:21 a.m.

 4l60e can be made to engine brake with the right valve body. Here's one from TCI.

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