GM 6L80, 6L90
Performance Transmission Upgrades

The GM 6L80/90 series is one of the most common units on the road and in shops for repair. Hard-working commercial applications and popular performance applications can push this unit to the limits. Sonnax offers an extensive range of products to enhance any build, from tuning pressure and restoring valve body function to ramping up shaft and clutch durability.


The GM 6L80/90 series is one of the most common units on the road and in shops for repair. Hard-working commercial applications and popular performance applications can push this unit to the limits. Sonnax offers an extensive range of products to enhance any build, from tuning pressure and restoring valve body function to ramping up shaft and clutch durability.

6L80, 6L90 Performance Upgrades

Use this chart to get maximum results out of your 6L80/90 series rebuild and find the parts you need to enhance different areas of the transmission.

Sonnax offers parts for 3 different levels of performance:

LEVEL 1

LEVEL 2
Bolt-On Performance & Mild Tuning

LEVEL 3
Extensive Engine/Tuning Mods and/or Power Adder

Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
Area of Enhancement Part Name Part Number Stock Vehicle Stock Heavy-Duty
Commercial Vehicle
Bolt-On Performance & Mild Tuning Extensive Engine/Tuning Mods
and/or Power Adder
4-5-6 Clutch Heavy Duty 4-5-6 Clutch Apply Piston Kit 104960-01K 1A & 1B OE clutch configuration
Heavy Duty 4-5-6 Clutch Hub & Intermediate Shaft 104680-36 1A & 1B 6L80 1A, 1B & 2 6L80
Heavy Duty 4-5-6 Clutch Hub & Intermediate Shaft 104690-36 1A & 1B 6L90 1A, 1B & 2 6L90
High Capacity 4-5-6 Clutch Apply Piston Kit 104960-10K 2 No wave plate,
Add one OE-style friction
Extreme Duty 4-5-6 Clutch Hub & Intermediate Shaft 104680-45 3 6L80
Extreme Duty 4-5-6 Clutch Hub & Intermediate Shaft 104690-45 3 6L90
High Capacity 4-5-6 Clutch Apply Piston Kit 104960-20K 3 No wave plate,
Powerglide-style frictions
4-5-6 Clutch Friction (Powerglide Style) 104120-03 3
4-5-6 Clutch Steel (.078") 104120-01 3
4-5-6 Clutch Steel (.090") 104120-02 3
3-5-R Clutch High Capacity 3-5-R Apply Ring 104548-01 2 & 3
1-2-3-4 Clutch Heavy Duty 1-2-3-4 Piston 104984-01 1A, 1B, 2, 3
Line Pressure Line Pressure Booster Kit 6L80-LB1 1A, 1B, 2 & 3
Pump Slide Spring 104534-HD 2 & 3

Learn More

This video covers four popular parts: the heavy-duty 4-5-6 clutch apply piston kit, high-strength pump slide spring and award-winning line pressure booster kit and Zip Kit®.


 

Sonnax high performance products meet the toughest challenges faced by hard-working, daily-use drivetrains as well as racing units going all-out on the street or track.

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