Originally Posted by itoktoeatfish
MY GOD! HES GOT IT! lol
The hardest part of this project would be getting one of these many transmissions bolted up to our engines. Even doing a "simple" rwd conversion your options are very limited to what trans you can use. But as long as we are changing the gravitional constant of the universe, it should be a very simple process;)
It's not as hard as you'd think to adapt a transmission to an engine it doesn't beloing to. It's actually slightly
easier than changing the gravitational constant of the universe.
However, here are my real thoughts on this issue... use the new world engine. What you have is a 2.4 with better flow, variable valve timing, better ratios (more bore and less stroke) and with a lot less weight (aluminum block with iron sleeves). Forget adapting the SRT4 motor, figure out how to adapt the world engine. When the Caliber SRT4 hits, you are gonna want one of those motors, not a current 2.4.
How you ask, does this relate to AWD? Simple, the world engine is also in the upcoming EvoX. So, a strong AWD transmission WILL exist for the world engine. You won't need to adapt it, swap the drivetrain from that into a TD. I suggest you guys get out there and start figuring at how to adapt the 2.4WE from the Caliber into a TD.
As for the rear, unless you're using an L-body, just buy the Exline Automotive 3 link Ebody 8 3/4 conversion peices!