Application: 1978-95 Porsche® 928 with Renegade Chevrolet LS engine swaps.
Description: With the increase in HP that you have depending on which LS motor you installed, you may have found that you have torn up your Porsche® gearbox. Replacing the expensive and hard-to-find Porsche® 928 transmission with the stronger and less expensive T56 trans from the Chevrolet Corvette is the way to go. The T56 transaxle can be installed stock or upgraded, and parts are plentiful. With readily-available upgrades to the Chevrolet transaxle, the transaxle can be made to hold 1000 lb ft of Torque.
The Porsche® 928 independent rear suspension and brakes are maintained, so you will not loose any performance nor your investment in 928 brake and suspension upgrades. You will still use them.
Our custom rear cross-member is made from mandrel bent 4130 Chrome Moly tubing. The two outer sections of our rear cross-member start from actual Porsche 928® parts, and then are sectioned and modified as needed for our application. This way we are able to use the original suspension mounts provided by the OEM cross-member, making certain that all our rear alignment and suspension mounts are correct. As an added plus, this 3-piece cross-member design also allows you to remove and service the transaxle (if that should ever be needed) without removing the rear suspension.
In addition, we will make up the custom-length torque-tube and driveshaft that you need for this conversion. Your new torque tube and driveshaft will be assembled with all new bearings and our custom design to eliminate the need for the rubber isolators that too often break in a high-HP application.
Easy Shifting: You will enjoy the upgrade to smooth, easy shifting that this kit will provide too. Your old transmission has brass synchro rings (heavy) and the new 6-speed transmission has carbon-fiber synchros (light). They react faster, engage more smoothly, and do not require double-clutching during up-shifts or downshifts. Your shifts will be glass-smooth all the time, making performance driving simpler and more fun.
Better Acceleration: The acceleration of your 928 will be much more brisk after the 6-speed is installed because of the lower final drive ratio (FDR) of the ZO6 trans. Most 928's will be going from a 2.20:1 FDR to a 3.42:1 FDR, with a significant increase in acceleration as you would expect. Yet, because of the 6th gear overdrive, the engine is not laboring at highway speeds either.Kit includes:
Automatic-to-Manual Conversions: This kit can also be used to convert a 928 with automatic transaxle into a manual trans car. One of the largest expenses of such a swap has always been finding a good used Porsche® 928 transaxle. Now the number of 928 parts that you need for this conversion have been reduced to just three pieces. It's never been easier!
Two ways to install: We can ship the kit to you so you or your mechanics can install it. Or, you can send your 928 to us and we will install the 6-speed transaxle and kit for you. When the installation is finished, customers usually fly in to Milwaukee airport and we pick them up there in their own car and they drive it home. Call for pricing if you are having us do the installation.What to send us: Whether we are installing it or you are, you still need to send us some of your Corvette parts so we can modify them. You need to supply us with your:
Each of these items will be modified by us and returned to you for use in your 928.
If we are installing the 6-speed for you, you also need to supply us with your C5 Z06 transaxle with differential.OPTIONS: You have a few options when you order.
Special Order Item: This is a Special Order item, custom-made after you order specifically for year and model of 928. There are no returns allowed on Special Order items.
Core Charge: A $100 refundable core charge for the rear cross-member will be added at checkout and will be refunded when we receive the stock rear cross-member.
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