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Old 01-08-2012, 12:33 PM
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how much have u spent so far on the swap?
I bought alot of parts used but all said and done ill have around 8-10K

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What are all the bolts coming down through the floor pan for?

and where can I buy a pair of those pink jack stands?
Bolts are part of my 6pt. cage and the stands are red not pink ****** camera.

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When I did my auto conversion it was a PITA but was best mod I done. You will love dragging Bret down the interstate in Mexico. lol Auto for the win.

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Billy are you gonna go and lay the smack down on Bret at the track?
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Billy are you gonna go and lay the smack down on Bret at the track?
Brett is probably doing the swap as we speak and keeping it a secret!
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Billy are you gonna go and lay the smack down on Bret at the track?
You better believe it
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i like where this is going haha
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Brett is probably doing the swap as we speak and keeping it a secret!
let me just say I wouldnt be supprised.
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the stands are red not pink ****** camera.



Sure they are
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pic of seal plate? Thats why i posted this. i dont think i have that
I would do a C6 Z06 differential with your combo. Mechanically speaking the install isn't too bad. Biggest PIA is to add in extra connector for auto transmission, but it seems like you're going with a stand alone controller.

Lots of guys running A4's in the C6's go that route.
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I would do a C6 Z06 differential with your combo. Mechanically speaking the install isn't too bad. Biggest PIA is to add in extra connector for auto transmission, but it seems like you're going with a stand alone controller.

Lots of guys running A4's in the C6's go that route.
in order to do that his new tranny would have to be a 31-spline.
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Old 01-08-2012, 11:32 PM
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in order to do that his new tranny would have to be a 31-spline.
Yes, but it would be a much strong combo. I think the shaft is around $595 and the rear adapter is $550.

I was going to do my Z06 this way but decided I would just sell it and wait for the C7's.

I've done a few of these conversions. The C6 Z06 differential is just so much better than the C5's and the costs off sets would more than make up for the $$$ it takes to beef up a c5 differential.
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Anybody have pic of there swaps or auto stuff in general post it up or pm me.

im sticking with the built c5 diff for now, hopefully it holds pretty well.
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Old 01-09-2012, 12:24 AM
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Anybody have pic of there swaps or auto stuff in general post it up or pm me.

im sticking with the built c5 diff for now, hopefully it holds pretty well.

I hope it holds up for you. The C6 Z06 differential is better mounted (two mounts) that stops all of the pivoting (side to side) movement that leads to cracked cases.

There's not much to post up. It's a fairly straight forward swap.

Drop the drive train out.
Pull out the pilot bearing
Install Flex Plate
Swap Tranny harness out.
Install the new stuff.

I see you have a scattershield, you might need to clearance some of it to clear your exhaust.

Also do no not torque down the spline shaft until you let it warm up and adjust. Just tighten to hand tight.

Other than that you'll need to run some cooling lines and add a trans-cooler.

Never did an external controller so that should be different.

Swapping pedals isn't that bad. Takes about hour. Just pull out the drivers seat and flip youself in the car on your back with feet hanging in the back.

Most time consuming part is adding wires and moving pins on PCM connectors.

Also you need to weld in bracket in the trans tunnel for shifter cable.
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Originally Posted by corvette8189 View Post
Anybody have pic of there swaps or auto stuff in general post it up or pm me.

im sticking with the built c5 diff for now, hopefully it holds pretty well.
I run a C5 rear with 500m harden shafts. Ruined a couple gear sets & twisted/broke a couple 300m shafts over the years, but never broke the case. I also have a billet pass. side cover which I think helps. (plus a ECS trans brace of course)

At the track- make sure your rear tires are on the damp edge of the water box for your burn out. Anything beyond that area is hard on parts. Also adjust your rear view mirrors so you can see if both tires are spinning, bad for clutch packs otherwise.

You should also get the ECS axle loops, cheap insurance if you break an axle.(also NHRA rule)
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Yeah how about a diff brace? Also, your trans needs a shift lever like this.



Here's a similar thread if you haven't seen it: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c5-f...onversion.html

I ran -6 braided lines to a big front mounted cooler. We tried an electric fan cooler in the back, but it wasn't enough to keep temps under 200.

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Originally Posted by 4DRUSH View Post
I run a C5 rear with 500m harden shafts. Ruined a couple gear sets & twisted/broke a couple 300m shafts over the years, but never broke the case. I also have a billet pass. side cover which I think helps. (plus a ECS trans brace of course)
At the track- make sure your rear tires are on the damp edge of the water box for your burn out. Anything beyond that area is hard on parts. Also adjust your rear view mirrors so you can see if both tires are spinning, bad for clutch packs otherwise.

You should also get the ECS axle loops, cheap insurance if you break an axle.(also NHRA rule)
Can a manual ECS trans brace be used whith the AUTO ? or are there different fastener on the tranny ?



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I ran -6 braided lines to a big front mounted cooler. We tried an electric fan cooler in the back, but it wasn't enough to keep temps under 200.



Can a A/C console be used as a big transcooler ?

great threat BTW.

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Can a manual ECS trans brace be used whith the AUTO ? or are there different fastener on the tranny ?







Can a A/C console be used as a big transcooler ?

great threat BTW.

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No to the brace as the mounting points are different.

I would not recommend using A/C Condensor for cooling, they make aftermarket radiators that you could use, like Dewitts.
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Originally Posted by ajg1915 View Post
No to the brace as the mounting points are different.


I would not recommend using A/C Condensor for cooling, they make aftermarket radiators that you could use, like Dewitts.
Brace : but are they in same length ,if i make new mountings for the Auto

just the A/C Condensor sound so good if it could be used.
It´s very big and fitts right back on , no problem at all

thanks

and again sorry for stealing the threat

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Originally Posted by Z06wanted View Post
When I did my auto conversion it was a PITA but was best mod I done. You will love dragging Bret down the interstate in Mexico. lol Auto for the win.
Uhh. That's not gonna happen.

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You better believe it
He's about to find out that that's the only place the car will be effective.......except there ARE a few hondas that haven't been crushed yet. Loser gets the Pink jack stands.
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Originally Posted by ajg1915 View Post
I hope it holds up for you. The C6 Z06 differential is better mounted (two mounts) that stops all of the pivoting (side to side) movement that leads to cracked cases.

There's not much to post up. It's a fairly straight forward swap.

Drop the drive train out.
Pull out the pilot bearing
Install Flex Plate
Swap Tranny harness out.
Install the new stuff.

I see you have a scattershield, you might need to clearance some of it to clear your exhaust.

Also do no not torque down the spline shaft until you let it warm up and adjust. Just tighten to hand tight.

Other than that you'll need to run some cooling lines and add a trans-cooler.

Never did an external controller so that should be different.

Swapping pedals isn't that bad. Takes about hour. Just pull out the drivers seat and flip youself in the car on your back with feet hanging in the back.

Most time consuming part is adding wires and moving pins on PCM connectors.

Also you need to weld in bracket in the trans tunnel for shifter cable.
I got alot of parts from this guy he knows what he is talking about here. Plus if I can do the swap with only help setting the cradle up to bolt it and the trans in any one can do it for sure. But again mine was a A4 to start with no wiring to swap out are chg.. I dont see Bret doing the chg out just a hard core race guy for sure.Robert
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They do make a A4 trans brace also!
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