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    Ok heres my problem....I have a 2000 camaro that had a 3.8L in it....pulled that and I am putting a LS1 in instead. My question is can I still use this tranny and just swap the bellhousing to a v8 bellhousing and put a different torque converter in it or will I have to get a whole new tranny??

    Thanks in advance for the help!!

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    I can't imagine that it'd be able to handle that extra torque.

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    The trans internally are almost identical. However its not a easy swap. The pump and input shaft/drum are also different. Along with the corvette servo the V8 uses, Personally I would get a good built trans from the beginning and no have to deal with it all

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    Well I am on a tight budget at the moment and just need a tranny to get the thing running as I am just in high school. Would all I have to do is swap the input shaft and bellhousing for now if everything else is pretty much identical. I basically just want a cheap fix for now because I can't afford a stronger one at the moment and I'm not going to be doing any modding on the engine for a while so it just needs to be able to run til then.

    Thanks for the help!!
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    bump!!

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    as performabuilt said, you'd have to change the front pump, and input shaft/drum assembly to get it to work properly for a V8. add in the bellhousing and converter, you'll most likely be better off buying a decent used trans w/converter to get you by, until you can afford a built one with a higher stall converter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by COJO_24 View Post
    Well I am on a tight budget at the moment and just need a tranny to get the thing running as I am just in high school. Would all I have to do is swap the input shaft and bellhousing for now if everything else is pretty much identical. I basically just want a cheap fix for now because I can't afford a stronger one at the moment and I'm not going to be doing any modding on the engine for a while so it just needs to be able to run til then.

    Thanks for the help!!
    IF i have lerned one think its you can't have a tight budget to seriously mod a car.

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