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Old 07-23-2011, 12:19 AM   #1
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Might be a dumb question, SS tranny into V6?

Sorry if this is dumb, because Im dumb when it comes to trannys.

Could you in theory swap out a manual V6 tranny for a manual SS tranny?

Or would it be cheaper to take my V6 tranny to a good shop and get it built?
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Old 07-23-2011, 01:20 AM   #2
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The gear ratios in the SS trans are totally different than in teh V6 trans. Also an adapter plate for the bellhousing to mate to the engine would need to be made and depending on the length of the SS trans the driveshaft may or may not have to be altered in length... that's just a few of the issues with that swap
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Well, the taller ratios from the SS would kill performance, and 6th gear would basically be unusable, as that would leave you with a V6 with a .57 overdrive and a 3.27 rear end. The V6 simply doesn't have enough torque for the LS3's ratios.

Just curious, what are you planning that would require a stronger transmission?
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Old 07-23-2011, 01:31 AM   #4
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I dont think he necessarily needs a stronger one, I think he just wants one that doesnt grind
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Grinds at the track power shifting, or all the time? Is the car stock now?
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Old 07-23-2011, 08:33 AM   #6
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Well, the taller ratios from the SS would kill performance, and 6th gear would basically be unusable, as that would leave you with a V6 with a .57 overdrive and a 3.27 rear end. The V6 simply doesn't have enough torque for the LS3's ratios.

Just curious, what are you planning that would require a stronger transmission?
The ratios shouldnt be a problem as people have been swapping to SS gears on their V6 anyway.

Essentially I'd like to turbo the car early next year but I have absolutely no faith in this transmission. It grinds and I dont think it can handle any WHP beyond stock.

The tranny is the weak point on the v6 manual.

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Grinds at the track power shifting, or all the time? Is the car stock now?
Bone stock car, grinds if I shift quick enough. If you check the thread in this section you will see that anyone that can shift fast has the same problem.
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Grinds at the track power shifting, or all the time? Is the car stock now?
On a stock car ours grinds from 1st to 2nd when you try to speed shift or shift in the 5k and up rpm range. Synchronizes cant take the punishment. I switched to a synthetic trans lube and can speed shift with no grind. Still don't do it too often though.
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