Re: 1983 280ZX V8 CONVERSION WITH LS1 ENGINE
The easiet choice would be a 400. This way you don't have to worry about any of the electronics that come with the 4L60e, or the 4L80e. There are also adapters to fit the 700-R4 or the 200-4R. The 400's are cheap, easy to rebuild and you'll be able to set it up with a nice ratchet shift option. The gears will be plenty long enough in the 3 speed for cruising around, but my be a little high for you on the highway. The 700R4 may be a better choice if you are going to be driving on the highway. Once again, easy rebuild, tons of shift options available. The 4L60 is a very nice, very stout transmission, but the price is steep. If you already have the transmission though, use it. No reverse shift options available, just put it in "D" and go.
The final choice will depend on your budget.
I'll add a little here about the 4L60E. . .
If you are running an LS1, and you are using the factory computer from the donor car, then the 4L60e is the EASIEST option available. Using LS1edit, or HP tuners, you can adjust everything very easily. The other transmission choices, will allow you to run, without having a computer controlled trans, but if you already have the LS1 computer then putting in a 4L60e just makes more sense.
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