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Old 10-20-2014, 09:13 PM   #41
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Anything new here?
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Old 10-20-2014, 09:56 PM   #42
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I looked up engine for this and I really think this would make my 01 just a bit more enjoyable. If the transmission it comes with sucks, then why not adapt a road racing version of a T5 or something?
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I found a brand new T5Z for $1960. I think I remember reading about their failed V8 Spec car series using T5's as well... I am sure it could fit.
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Anybody know how this kit locates the front of the Torsen? Is the PPF retained somehow?
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The Laguna Seca car had a Getrag rear end in it. I don't know of any examples that are trying to use any factory stuff.
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Hmmm. Do they have install instructions or a detailed build thread anywhere yet? I looked at their Facebook stuff, but it didn't have a lot of detail.
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Old 12-09-2014, 12:53 PM   #48
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He's been working on getting it carb legal for California. That's taking most of his time right now. I'm sure more will be posted eventually.
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Old 12-27-2014, 12:24 AM   #49
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What I want to know is just how similar the guts are in the various versions of the AY6 - each mfg has the latitude to change elements of the Aisin trans to suit their particular prefences.. the RA62 (which is an AY6) in the IS250 has a true close-ratio 6spd with ratios that would rock for track use. Little to no chance of the bellhousing bolting to an LFX but maybe swapping the gearset could be done...

However, I've done a fair bit of playing with the camaro's ratios combined with available getrag diff ratios and I think there is a good solution to making the camaro trans work well on road courses. It wouldn't work for a BP but for the LFX with 240+ ft-lbs from 2k rpm and up, should be a good fit...

This trans would not work well with the miata diff ratios FYI

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I've sold/ traded my turbo car for a NA roller and am actively searching the salvage auctions for a 12-15 Camaro V6 Manual for the conversion.

The NA will be built for track use- as light as reasonably possible and without anything not related to safety or making it go/ stop.

I will start a build thread once more of the major components are in hand. I will buy the V8 subframe kit and hope to be able to fabricate most other bits. Wish me luck!

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AWESOME. Nice roller. Looks like it already has some nice pieces on it. Pre-sub'd to your build thread.
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Nice. Looks like a very clean NA. Looking forward to your progress as you may be the first to put the LFX in an NA.
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Is there still no word on what transmission, PPF solution, and rear-end this kit will use?
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Uses Camaro 6sp transmission, kit appears (from pics on V8R's site) to have a trans crossmember similar to the V8 swap kit, so no PPF. That being the case it will require something to locate the stock diff, or a Ford or Getrag diff. The ratios for the Miata diffs are less than ideal for the gearing in the Camaro trans, so the Getrag makes a lot of sense.

Does anyone know of a running LFX swap at this point, other than the prototype car?
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Ordered the LFX mounting kit tonight...
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Congrats! You may be the 1st NA with one...

Please put up a build thread!
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Harness is underway(ish), lsd differential is inbound, pedal ordered. Trying to get more comfortable with the electronics portion of this install which will be the most challenging aspect
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Oh, 2012 camaro motor and trans with 40k cost $2500. Diff was $350.
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Oh, 2012 camaro motor and trans with 40k cost $2500.
Smokin' deal! Did you find it local to you, or online?
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