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Old 04-05-2004, 08:49 AM   #1
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I wouldn't touch it. You're looking at an excercise in futility. A gertrag 5-speed from a sunfire (or cavalier....the guy can't make up his mind on that) won't take the torque of a stock 3800, much less one running a 150 shot of Nitrous. Some excellent advice was offered here recently on the same trans swap idea "get a clutch that slips......BADLY". He'* going to be twice the rating of that trans. And he picked a clutch that wouldn't slip. Bad combination.

He painted his SC. This is even worse in that tiny engine bay, especially since he also used the stock Cav radiator.

It'* a fun idea, but the end result is inevitable. He should have used a 4T65E-HD, with modified halfshafts (shorter).
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I couldn't stand to drive any cavalier period.. while driving a 2001 last week i couldnt' wait to get back to driving the Riviera, and when I did get back to it, it felt like the ultimate luxury cruiser. lol.
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I think he did some things good, and some things bad. I like the engine he put in it (duh). The thing i really don't like is the body kit. It'* a Cavalier not an eclipse.
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I'd still rather a Japan-spec engine swap, supercharged Corolla; late 80'*-early 90'*
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but its has 12sec potentail easy i still rather have my accord back but still in a cavy you dont see that everyday??
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i like it... from what i hear over at jbody.org, he'* building it primarily for show and will only race it a few times
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That'* quite a project.

With all that power, how is that little car gonna get traction, let alone good weight transfer?
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but its has 12sec potentail easy i still rather have my accord back but still in a cavy you dont see that everyday??
12 seconds? Maybe once

That gertrag can't handle it. Bad idea.
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well if there were a 4t60-hd in there thats a different story
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