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6L80 (One-Piece) 4-5-6 Billet Shaft & Hub for use with 45-tooth clutch plates and includes 4-5-6 Clutch Kit - Level 3

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Kit is designed with 45 tooth 4-5-6 clutch plates. CDT's Billet 4-5-6 clutch hub and intermediate shaft (CDT part number 104680-45) is included in this kit. This clutch pack provides 50% more surface area than a stock clutch set up.

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$1,195.00

SKU: 104680-45/W456CK-3-P

104680-45
One-piece 300M steel forging is heat treated and shot-peened for maximum durability. This shaft doubles oil flow to the clutch pack for improved resistance to heat and longer clutch life. The hub is designed for use with 45-tooth clutch plates. This shaft is designed for use without OE dampner.

The ideal upgrade for performance vehicles with GM 6L80 transmissions, this one-piece 4-5-6 clutch hub and intermediate shaft guarantees maximum protection against shaft breakage. The unique hub design improves oil flow and accepts 45-tooth clutch plates to optimize clutch durability. This shaft uses a much stronger, one-piece design that eliminates the OE assembly’s weak, welded connection. The one-piece design is custom forged from ultra high-strength 300M billet steel, then heat-treated and shot peened for added durability. This combination of features guards against broken 4-5-6 hubs and the risk of rear splines shearing off — chronic failures in performance cars. The 4-5-6 clutch is released in 1st, 2nd and 3rd gears, and at high RPMs, constant oil flow is required across the spinning clutch frictions to prevent heat build-up and damaged clutches. The unique, upgraded design of the hub doubles oil flow to the clutches for significantly more protection against heat build-up and clutch failure.

6L80 Level 3, 4-5-6 CLUTCH KIT
7 G3® Clutches
9 Lindered Steels (varying thicknesses)
1 Stepped Apply Plate
1 Wide Backing Plate
1 Snap Ring
2 Hi-Per Blue® Bonded Pistons

4-5-6 Clutch Kit offers 50% more clutch apply area than stock. G3® friction material is formulated to achieve minimal wear and maximize heat resistance. Lindered is a chemical and heat treatment process that hardens the steel, which results in less wear. Hi-Per Blue® Pistons are manufactured with upgraded High Performance Blue AEM material for superior thermal and chemical resistance, with better fit and performance.

 

transmission specs worksheet

 

  • Transmission holding fixture
  • Calipers
  • Dial Indicator Set
  • Bushing Drivers & Arbor Press for Bushing Installation (Bushings should only be replaced as needed)
  • Sealing Ring Protector and Sizer
  • Various Clutch Spring Compressors
  • Output Carrier/Shaft Lifting Tool
  • 1-2-3-4 & 3-5-R Clutch Housing Installer
  • Large Snap-Ring Pliers
  • Pump Alignment Tool

 

Upgraded Parts If you have an early pump cover (stator) that does not utilize anti-rotational tabs on the sealing rings or an early 1-2-3-4/3-5-R clutch housing that does not have the matrix stamp you will need to install a factory upgraded pump cover and clutch housing.

Transmission Tuning Please understand that proper tuning of the TCM and ECM are mandatory. All 6L80/90’s are torque base shifted units. The torque signal is calculated thru the ECM. Therefore, transmission performance & longevity are directly dependent on the delivered torque signal that’s calculated in the ECM. If this is not done properly, you will experience premature transmission failure. We also do not recommend maxing out pressures or deleting torque management completely because it will cause seal failure and/or hard part breakage.

Flushing Cooler & Lines We cannot stress enough the importance of flushing the transmission cooler(s) and lines, even if they are new. We recommend using a Hot Flush Machine Flush Machine or something comparable.                                      

Auxiliary Cooler You need to install a stacked plate auxiliary transmission cooler (not a tube & fin style cooler) rated for 25,000 GVW. The ideal operating temperature for this transmission is 180°or less. These transmissions have a tendency to run very hot – the cooler will lower operating temperature and recovery time which in turn will extend the life of your transmission.

 

Limited Warranty Statement

Circle D Transmission’s Rebuild Kits carry a 1 year, parts only warranty, exclusively against manufacturer’s defects. Warranty period begins at date of purchase. There is no warranty under the conditions listed below. This includes, but not limited to:

Improperly Stored
Improperly Installed
Improperly Tuned (EMC or TCM)
Misapplication
Altered, either by Owner or Their Technician
Torque Converter Failure
Inadequate Flushing of Transmission Cooler
Improper Fluid Level
Water/Engine Coolant in Transmission
Excessive Power
Accident
Neglect

Circle D Transmission will not pay for any fluids replaced in the event of a Kit failure.
Under no circumstances shall there be any labor warranty or other warranty coverage on Circle D Transmission Kits beyond the replacement of individual Kit components. We will not provide you with any cash refund except as many be required by law. Consequential and incidental damages are not recoverable under this warranty and are expressly excluded.

There is no warranty on broken parts such as, but not limited to: twisted splines, broken shafts or broken planetaries.

Warranty issues will be considered on an individual basis.