Street/Strip applications only, not for truck towing.
Late GM 4L60-E transmissions use a 300mm converter. The large diameter and weight of this converter rob the drivetrain of acceleration power and throttle response. The Sonnax 300mm performance converter kit GM-RK-17 adapts a GM 245mm core for use in GM 4L60-E (300mm) applications, allowing converter builders to assemble high-performance GM 4L60-E converters with a variety of stall speed options. The diameter of the finished converter using the GM-RK-17 is 1.600" (40mm) smaller, which improves acceleration.
The robust Sonnax forged cover has additional material on the flexplate mounting pads and rim to reduce cover flexing and ballooning during hard acceleration. This cover also incorporates universal features: three different flexplate bolt hole patterns and a weld-on pilot for use with other GM applications.
The GM-RK-17 kit utilizes the OE GM 258mm damper assembly to isolate engine and road vibration and to protect the transmission parts downstream. Many other aftermarket performance converter kits offer pistons without dampers, which will compromise ride quality for street use and severely reduce the transmission and converter life. Two damper assembly options are available with this performance converter kit: forged piston GM-DA-6P assembled with a used GM 258mm damper assembly, or a salvaged OE 258mm converter piston/damper.
The performance converter kit GM-RK-17 is designed to fit either Sonnax stator GM-ST-082 or GM-ST-086, along with a sprag cartridge GM-CS-3 that fits the GM 4L60-E stator shaft spline. Instructions are provided to cut and weld the 245mm turbine to accept the turbine hub.
This kit must be completed with the additional required Sonnax or OE parts listed. Some machining is required.
Designed from the ground up to outperform OE and other aftermarket components, Sonnax has you covered with a full line of performance converter kits for gas and diesel vehicles. Offering the widest variety of options in the aftermarket, these innovative kits deliver customized performance and value.