Transmission swap question

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  1. Rawfootage420

    Rawfootage420 New Member

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    Hopefully I didn't miss this being posted already, if so, I'm sorry.

    I have a 2004 Tahoe, 2WD, 4.8L, 4L60E.
    Transmission went out, I have a 1999 Silverado 5.3L, 4L60E 4x4 with transfer case.

    The only thing I noticed different besides having the transfer case and extra plugs on the 99 harness for said transfer case, is the neutral safety switch on the 99 4x4 trans has a 2 plug harness vs my 2004 Tahoe trans with a single harness plug.

    Am I able to use this 4x4 trans in my 2WD Tahoe? I'm assuming I could swap the safety switch, and leave the front driveshaft off? Also finding a rear driveshaft off of a 4x4 Tahoe since mine and the donor truck's driveshaft would be too long, I'd assume?

    I've been told I could and I've been told I couldn't. I've swapped transmissions before, but never done anything like this, so I'd just like some insight if someone could help me on this topic I'd greatly appreciate it. Thanks.