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    Drivetrain and suspension

    hello im new to the forums, so i have been searching for all the forum but cant find exact answers SO.....

    to start i will be using a 87 fiero plus extra tubing, but what i need to know is what are the exact parts i need to extend the front/rear track ?

    i know some people use spacers but i would like to avoid those if possible.

    Also for the interior i would like to go for the e-gear look which means no shifter, i will be using the m70 v12.

    What transmition could i use? is there an actual tiptronic trans to use? and if i were to go with an auto would the paddle shifter be for show?

    i plan on using the Mercy-2 kit

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    Re: Drivetrain and suspension

    thank you thats just what i needed now on to the matter of the trans, which do you prefer?

    a lot of people like manual, but with this build i would like to go clutchless

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    Re: Drivetrain and suspension

    About the only way to do that is to use an automatic trans that has the "manual" option, I think there was talk of using the trans from the Chrysler 300 C, not to be confused with the M

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    Re: Drivetrain and suspension

    Quote Originally Posted by AdrianBurton
    About the only way to do that is to use an automatic trans that has the "manual" option, I think there was talk of using the trans from the Chrysler 300 C, not to be confused with the M
    Id steer clear of that transmission. I have heard nothing but bad things locally about those things. >

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    Re: Drivetrain and suspension

    ok do you think i can use a porsche manumatic, bmw steptronic, or a audi tiptronic?

    i figure if i can map the left paddle to downshift,the right to upshift and use the sport button to enter the manumatic mode then i have a working setup.

    it sounds good on paper at least

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    Re: Drivetrain and suspension

    Quote Originally Posted by tjgp360
    ok do you think i can use a porsche manumatic, bmw steptronic, or a audi tiptronic?

    i figure if i can map the left paddle to downshift,the right to upshift and use the sport button to enter the manumatic mode then i have a working setup.

    it sounds good on paper at least
    Hell if it was that easy, Id have one in my car in no time!

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    Re: Drivetrain and suspension

    Quote Originally Posted by tjgp360
    ok do you think i can use a porsche manumatic, bmw steptronic, or a audi tiptronic?

    i figure if i can map the left paddle to downshift,the right to upshift and use the sport button to enter the manumatic mode then i have a working setup.

    it sounds good on paper at least
    Porsche - depends on the model but you will only be able to get the boxter box to work, the 911's have to be inverted or have the ring gear flipped, not sure if you can do that with the autos.

    Audi/ VW - If you could get a front wheel drive box you could possibly make that work but you will need the computer to make it happen, the better situation would be to use the engine and trans together + all of the needed wiring (probably most cost effective)

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    Re: Drivetrain and suspension

    ok i think i will go with audi trans and engine, i found a W12 for cheap those bolt on to the tiptronic no problem.

    BUT does anybody know how the tiptronic mode is activated? is it a machanical function or digital, as in when in DRIVE could a button be rigged to activate it or would i need to move the shifter into position

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    Re: Drivetrain and suspension

    I am not sure about that, but I know someone who might...
    Scott DeWitt
    http://www.advancedautomotion.com/

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