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    Question Longitudianl ls1 automatic transaxle?

    What Automatic Transaxle will work to get a ls1 longitudinal?

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    Audi 5000
    Porsche Boxster
    Chrysler 300

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    I haven't heard any thing good about the Audi 5000 automatic. The Boxster/Cayman will give you problems with coming up with a controller. The Chrysler 42LE is a viable alternative. I have done the adapter for those to the LS engines.

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    Old Toronado.
    Just about any Porsche Transaxle.
    ZF
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    ok i got it thanks, just one more question which one do you all think is the most reliable or can handle more power?

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    polo

    Dutchman rearends has a Ford 9" IRS 3rd member.

    www.dutchmanaxles.com/

    LS1, i guess you mean a later Chevy small block.

    use a Powerglide or Turbo Hydromatic

    with a shorty dragster tailshaft and

    couple it with direct couplers from S&W Dragsters

    right to the rear end.

    then build your rear suspension.

    it'll handle as much power as you can make!

    have a nice day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rapid transit View Post
    polo

    Dutchman rearends has a Ford 9" IRS 3rd member.

    www.dutchmanaxles.com/

    LS1, i guess you mean a later Chevy small block.

    use a Powerglide or Turbo Hydromatic

    with a shorty dragster tailshaft and

    couple it with direct couplers from S&W Dragsters

    right to the rear end.

    then build your rear suspension.

    it'll handle as much power as you can make!

    have a nice day!
    You will need a very long wheelbase to make that work. The Chrysler 42LE is good to about 400 HP. One of the newer Audi automatics might be better but the controller will have to be worked out.

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    i don't know what Polo is thinking of building.

    with a Torqueflite 727 and the Dutchman Ford 9" IRS 3rd member.

    you could run a 440 or a Hemi midengine.

    one midengine hemi Can Am type car was built ever!

    it ain't that much longer than a ZF transaxle.

    with a Chevy small block might as well use an iron Corvette IRS 3rd member.

    the serviceability would be way better on all these than a ZF.

    have a nice day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rapid transit View Post
    tex

    i don't know what Polo is thinking of building.

    with a Torqueflite 727 and the Dutchman Ford 9" IRS 3rd member.

    you could run a 440 or a Hemi midengine.

    one midengine hemi Can Am type car was built ever!

    it ain't that much longer than a ZF transaxle.

    with a Chevy small block might as well use an iron Corvette IRS 3rd member.

    the serviceability would be way better on all these than a ZF.

    have a nice day!
    For most builders out there. Mid engine requires the rear wheel centerline to be at the bellhousing. If there was enough room to do what you propose, all of us would already be using an LS direct coupled to a C5 transaxle. But that too is way, way too long unless you are maybe building a Mongoose. For all Lambo, Ferr@ri, GT40 clones or GTM, it may was well be ten feet too long because whether it is 2 inches too long or ten feet, it won't fit. Not knocking because it sure would be nice to have more options but...

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    what builders?

    i guess this was some kind of quiz.

    LS1 engine came out with the C5 corvette, which

    how about this, has a front engine/rear transaxle ala Porsche 924.

    just get a C5 transaxle, sit it on the garage floor and have a beer and

    stare at it.

    it'll come to you how to shorten it up.

    have a nice day!

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