Ummm, the tranny is 100% MOPAR. The design that was used by Toyota for the Celica AllTrac was "borrowed" from the Daytona+4 concept back in the early '80's.
Ivew talked to a couple mechanics and they suggest the trans is a toyota design. If you can provide any links to suggest otherwise Id be sure to pass the info on
The driveshaft can be built by any compitant dirveshaft shop. The only *real* issues are the rear diff and the PTU on the tranny, but both seem to be fairly stout based on research and photos by others.
Well I guess then there are no compitant driveshaft shops in the Chicagoland area, Ive called tons and got only one to say, Ill like to see it
The design was "carried" over in the the AWD Pacifica for a while, so parts availability for some of this stuff shouldn't be too horrible, not to mention AWD vans were produced well in to the 2000's.
Wrong here for sure, I called a Mopar supplier and only 4 of the driveshafts are in the system NATIONWIDE and there are NO thats a capital N O , parts available to rebuild the shafts in the USA according to Mopar
Why AWD? Better launch capability, better road course manners, better autocross manners, and of course the "cool" factor.... So, again, why not AWD?
Once again parts availablity would suggest otherwise.
However Im going to hang in with this one put a few bucks into it since its snowing like crazy this winter. Oh and snow tires are hard to find for it too, they can be found but not cheap.
Thanks for the reply, and once again if you have any evidence to the contrary of what I say here PLEASE provide me links ...