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post #31 of 36 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 07:45 AM
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Sigh I never implied I was "fast", you don't need to be fast, have a turbo, or a Hemi to spin tires. Torque is all that's needed, and with a 3.5 with the difference in gearing, she'll more then easily spin the tires. Put on some hard rubber kicks and give it a good jab and she'll clean them to the cords - hell yank the e-break if you want to go to go to town standing still. Considering friends with brand new 2010 $80k GM's with V8's can barely get the tires to chirp, I think us LH boy's are doing pretty damn good!

Frankly, I don't understand your ground for debate. I'm simply contesting the previous comment, just because one SE sh!t's the bed when it's floored doesn't hold up much against all of them, given the excessive "abuse" mine is always put under. Given he did imply that all of them would do the same as his friends. If the difference in experience teaches nothing, it's a crap shoot!

Who is not to say with the right circumstances can you make the (or any) tranny handle the needs - that's been my grounds the entire time I've posted on this thread. I realize these tranny's weren't designed to be bolted up to a 440 Hemi and launched off the standing up on it's rear wheels; but the amount of flack they get is ridiculous, problematic or not.

In any event, if I was going to do a huge build up, like you've mentioned many ways too do it. Personally, I'd stroker a 3.5 to a 4.0, set it up just right and twin turbo it to handle 12-15 PSI, which is a nice light but good range. Snag that LX read-end and RWD tranny out of the vandalized Charger at the yard for peanuts and have myself some fun!

That said, I know a few prowler guys that push 12PSI on their prowlers, no issues. But they have a spare 42LE waiting, given the amount of 2.7 failures, parts are easy to come by. It's a matter of how you drive it after the fact I suppose. Even a $500,000 dragster will fly all to hell just warming up the tires, or going down the 1/4 once.... Seen it many times! :P

So with everything said, who's gonna drop one of these in a LH or LX first?

WHo cares if it's a turbo'd V6 or a V8 up front, you're still doing all the fab work to convert it to RWD, although, you wouldn't have to redo the cradle. So Tons of header/turbo work VS engine mount fabrication. Shades of grey if you ask me. Either one would be a fun project.
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I hear you buddy, and respect your thoughts and comments completely.

Well now we seen someone that's done it we (at least I,) know for sure it's been done once. Just as I responded before, he's the only guy to get so far and he only did use one transmission (?). We cannot say for sure if his transmission was one of those lemon's just barely making it by or if it was just fine. Car's are a crapshoot, some last forever, some struck with issues all the time, which isn't unreasonable.

As for the Skyline, t'was no fairy tale. Boy's from the age they can drive to their thirties and up prowl around the town at night with their car to find some entertainment from one green light to the next when the roads are empty. It was just a basic inline six, no turbo. Wrecked him off the line and to the line. Only car's that get me are the turbo ones, buy you'll get them off the line everytime lol.

I see the kid all the time, he's always asking how the Trep is, and than we start doing Fast and Furious quotes... lol
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how many different final drive gear ratios were offered in the 42LE? all i ever knew of was "standard" and 300M Special.
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post #34 of 36 (permalink) Old 11-09-2012, 02:03 PM
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300m special = 2.7L gearing, then the standard ES gearing, and the prowler pro gears.
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Originally Posted by beeblebrox82 View Post
300m special = 2.7L gearing, then the standard ES gearing, and the prowler pro gears.
There were a couple others out the like the prowler pro that I recall reading about. The PPs are intense, and if they didn't cost so much I'd love to have them. I could care less about the fuel economy changes for how much quicker that would make the car. They were something like 1600 bucks new though.

The one other brand I know for sure is G force gears.
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The 2.7l gearing really wakes up a 3.5. I drive my intrepid daily, and we got a 300M (2002 base) in at work, took it out to pick up a client and I can say that the gearing is like night and day
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