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This is a discussion on T56 swap question within the Manual Transmission forums, part of the Drivetrain category; I have a question, I have been thinking about swapping in a T56 into my a4 Trans Am and I ...

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    T56 swap question

    I have a question, I have been thinking about swapping in a T56 into my a4 Trans Am and I found one from a viper cheap. Anyway I could bolt that on or some way to modify it to work, like an adapter or something? I am thinking definitely not since they are two completely different cars. For some reason I can find viper t56s for under 1k but everyone wants 1500-2000 for camaro/firebird t56s.
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    I would think the Viper trans would be more expensive since there are fewer of them.
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    I know that is what you would think but that is not what I have found. Maybe I just found a good deal but the viper trans I found is a good $700 cheaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98TransAmWs-6 View Post
    I know that is what you would think but that is not what I have found. Maybe I just found a good deal but the viper trans I found is a good $700 cheaper.
    no it wont work you would need to change the front input shaft, bellhousing, tailhousing, shifter and a couple other small things. best bet is to find an ls1 fbody t56 and go from there or if you found an lt1 t56 you could convert it

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    Okay I thought that would be the case but just wanted to make sure before I totally dismissed it. I wish I could find a t56 for under $1k in the northern va area or on ebay but it seems they all want an arm and a leg for them. It really doesn't matter if it totally works to me since I plan on rebuilding it anyways.

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    Another question, I found a t56 from a CTS-V and I was wondering if anyone knew if that would fit. It looks the same as the f-body 6 speeds.

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    nope gotta change the tail /shifter and they use a flange not a slip yoke. the gearing is better but 5 and 6th are also going to be lower... if it was me i would use the 5/6 from a fbody and a tail from a f body and have a nice trans

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbirdbrain89 View Post
    nope gotta change the tail /shifter and they use a flange not a slip yoke. the gearing is better but 5 and 6th are also going to be lower... if it was me i would use the 5/6 from a fbody and a tail from a f body and have a nice trans
    Okay cool, so I can convert it to work? I may just do that, is changing the tail/shifter pretty easy as well as changing the gears 5/6?

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