Converting to rear wheel drive just became a little easier - DodgeIntrepid.Net Forums - Dodge Intrepid, Concorde, 300m and Eagle Vision chat
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-11-2003, 12:31 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 5,763
Feedback: 11 / 100%
                     
Converting to rear wheel drive just became a little easier

I'ld say the tranny is one of the biggest hurdles to going RWD and still using the 2.7 or 3.5. Well I read today that the LX is going to use the 42RLE trans for it's 2.7 and 3.5 RWD applications. I did some research and the 42RLE is the tranny used in the Liberty 2WD, 4WD(with transfercase) and TJ. Presuming the case is unchanged in those applications for bolt pattern purposes this leaves only a suitable rearend to be found.
YB Normyl is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-11-2003, 12:39 AM
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 3,427
Feedback: 0 / 0%
                     
isn't the liberty a independant rear suspension too? Might be able to canablize the whole damn thing
Lafrad is offline  
post #3 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-11-2003, 12:39 AM
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 3,503
Feedback: 0 / 0%
                     
I thought the LX were using Mercedes trannys?
Warlord187 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-11-2003, 12:42 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 5,763
Feedback: 11 / 100%
                     
The 5.7 Hemi will use the Merc tranny and gradually as the plant in Indiana (I think) ramps up, they'll switch to all Mercs.
YB Normyl is offline  
post #5 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-11-2003, 01:14 AM
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 256
Feedback: 0 / 0%
 
hmm what plant would that be in indiana?
Slimbrady18 is offline  
post #6 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-11-2003, 02:22 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 5,763
Feedback: 11 / 100%
                     
I believe it's close to Kokomo.
YB Normyl is offline  
post #7 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-11-2003, 08:21 AM
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 4,980
Feedback: 0 / 0%
                     
Liberty is a solid rear axle.
DMAG is offline  
post #8 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-11-2003, 09:07 PM
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 1,242
Feedback: 0 / 0%
                     
Re: Converting to rear wheel drive just became a little easier

Quote:
Originally posted by YB Normyl
I'ld say the tranny is one of the biggest hurdles to going RWD and still using the 2.7 or 3.5. Well I read today that the LX is going to use the 42RLE trans for it's 2.7 and 3.5 RWD applications. I did some research and the 42RLE is the tranny used in the Liberty 2WD, 4WD(with transfercase) and TJ. Presuming the case is unchanged in those applications for bolt pattern purposes this leaves only a suitable rearend to be found.
I knew that about the Libby! I pointed it out to my bro one day before he went to boot camp, he said i was stupid for asking a mech. about that.
lancefan_001 is offline  
post #9 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-11-2003, 09:22 PM
Intrepid Fan
 
troutcatcher413's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Meriden Ct
Posts: 189
Feedback: 0 / 0%
 
does the liberty come with a manual tranny?
troutcatcher413 is offline  
post #10 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-11-2003, 09:24 PM
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 1,242
Feedback: 0 / 0%
                     
yes it does!!!!
lancefan_001 is offline  
post #11 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-23-2003, 06:19 AM
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 38
Feedback: 0 / 0%
 
haha 6 speed stick PID LOL!!! IT BE AWSOME!!!! how about make ita a all whell all time drive : ) ;)
moaz123 is offline  
post #12 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-23-2003, 09:05 PM
Intrepid Modder
 
intrepitor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Vancouver Island B.C.
Posts: 910
Feedback: 0 / 0%
 
Wow, how did I miss this thread.....interesting.
intrepitor is offline  
post #13 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-23-2003, 09:48 PM
Intrepid Modder
 
94EGLTSI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Crunkville
Posts: 564
Feedback: 0 / 0%
 
hmm what about AWD?
94EGLTSI is offline  
post #14 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-23-2003, 11:16 PM
Intrepid Pro
 
Ravin's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Maine
Posts: 4,288
Feedback: 0 / 0%
                     
if what is said here is ... my 468ci swap may work after all...since i can't find a four link anyware for a decent price.
Ravin is offline  
post #15 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-24-2003, 01:29 AM
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 995
Feedback: 0 / 0%
                     
Wouldn't a rear driveline from a Caravan AWD work in this application. Seeing both Intrepids and Caravan are close to the same rear suspension setup.
BCintrepid is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the DodgeIntrepid.Net Forums - Dodge Intrepid, Concorde, 300m and Eagle Vision chat forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

Member names may only be composed of alpha-numeric characters. (A-Z and 0-9)

!!ATTENTION ADVERTISERS!! If you intend on advertising anything on this forum, whatsoever, you are required to first contact us here . Additionaly, we do NOT allow BUSINESS NAMES unless you are an Authorized Vendor. If you own a business, and want to do sales on this site via posting or private message, you will need to follow the rules. Shops, Stores, Distributors, Group Buys without being authorized will see your account terminated.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Linear Mode Linear Mode
Rate This Thread:



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome