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Trans for truck diff than camero?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dallassnowman, Jul 16, 2005.

  1. dallassnowman

    dallassnowman 1/2 ton status

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    A friend of mine has both but installing the motor and trans in a truck.
    Is there a difference between the 2?
    Camero is an 85 trans and motor.
    truck trans is a 92
     
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    I believe the car trannys aren't as strong as the truck trannys. The housing is lighter and only 4 bellhousing bolts instead of 6 ?????????????????
     
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    the case MIGHT be thicker on the truck trans, other than that, the only diff would be 2wd and 4wd(different output shafts), and the calibration(governor, v/b, ect.) both use 6 bellhousing bolts, plus, you might see a difference in torque convertor cover holes, depends on the year of both
     
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    I thought I read in one of the 4X mags regarding something to do with bellhousing bolts. I'm probably thinking of something else.
     
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    2wd or 4x4 truck ?

    if is 4x4 then you cant use the camaro one anyways


    77-up trucks auto trans bellhousings had aluminum dust cover and two strut rods bolted to it and went to engine

    cars didnt do this, 76 older trucks had identical to car bellhousing

    afaik a truck bellhousing is no thicker than a car one, physically, not that i have ever noticed anyways and i have pulled alot of trannies over the years

    good luck
     
  6. gravydog

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    the trans similar but not the same duribility wise they are the same and can handle up to 300 horse power with out any of the updates with no problem.now on a 4x4 trans the out put shaft is 2 inches shorter then a 2wd to allow for the transfer case. now I have heard of people actually chopping off 2 inches off of a 2wd output shaft to make it work but I dont know if it is true if im wrong please let me know
     

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