I'll bet you can get it in and out pretty quick now!mervchapman said:Here we go again, I've had the trans out four different times since the V8 went in...
I have seen somewhere on this forum that raising an engine 2" (with lifted body) would be sufficient.. but I'll leave it someone who has actually done it to reply for certain. Some searching and you may find the answer. This is how I intend to do a V8 in my AWD ..Bigforkg said:..Would the stock oil pan work IF the engine/trans was raised 2 inches from stock location? I have a 5" Lift so I have the room to do it.
I was going to CNC Plasma cut triangular mounts with a 1" space between the two. A guy (Lumpdog) in build section lifted his red and gold astro did it that way. I looked at pan and wow the $$$ so Im hoping not to have to buy or modify.mervchapman said:Two inches should be enough, lifting the drivetrain higher over the subframe will help a lot with exhaust manifold - subframe clearance on the passenger side too, It's a good idea. Are you going with custom motor mounts?
Thank that info helped. Anything else, even small details would be appreciated.mervchapman said:I think lifting the motor& trans is a good idea as you have the room w/ your existing lift.
There are some differences between the 4L60E for the V6s and V8s, four vs five pinion planetary is one example. I'd go with a known good 4L60E transmission preferably from a V8 application while you're doing the swap. I've had the trans out post-swap no less than four different times now and it's no longer entertaining LOL.
i tow w/ mine so an additional cooler and fan is installed now. probably worth ordering new cooler lines and a 1" core radiator while you're at it. There an oil-cooler and transmission cooler on the sides of the radiator. Making sure you have no cooler line obstructions is well worth the effort.