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Re: LS1/t56 swap

Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:18 pm
by Barry
Yeah thats what I was thinking. It would be good center them in the wheel well with desired caster because if your a few degrees off it could move the wheel front to back a fair bit.

If I remember right I increased my BMW caster by around 2 degrees and it looked like the wheel moved about a half inch.


I was playing with this on mine yesterday. It looks like corner of z04 sideskirt to center of wheel is about 14.75 inches,

Re: LS1/t56 swap

Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 4:53 pm
by Alxsmt
Damn thats a lot! I was running 5* on the beretta fwd, just pulled the subframe up as far as it would go. Not sure what the factory specs were or how much i really moved it tho. Visually nothing changed. I guess i better figure out how do measure it on this suspension..

Thanks! Honestly i probably would have over looked that.


Btw hows your rwd setup going??

Re: LS1/t56 swap

Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:46 pm
by jjanke
nice work man!!!! looks like ur really plugging away !!!!!! its really awesome to see the same goal with two very different approaches being taken !!!!! keep up the awesome work and keep the pics coming !!!!

Re: LS1/t56 swap

Posted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:31 am
by Alxsmt
thanks! not as fast as I want too, but progress is progress! Im with ya! I keep snooping through your build thread lol, its been a month or so tho, Ill have to check it out again!

Re: LS1/t56 swap

Posted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:30 pm
by Barry
Alxsmt wrote:Damn thats a lot! I was running 5* on the beretta fwd, just pulled the subframe up as far as it would go. Not sure what the factory specs were or how much i really moved it tho. Visually nothing changed. I guess i better figure out how do measure it on this suspension..

Thanks! Honestly i probably would have over looked that.


Btw hows your rwd setup going??


Its coming back into my life. It sat for almost 3 years, but looking through your and jjanke's thread motivated me to finally get moving again! Ill be updating the thread daily again.

3 rwd beretta swaps 3 very different ways of doing it. This is awesome...

Re: LS1/t56 swap

Posted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 2:08 pm
by Alxsmt
Awesome!! Glad to hear it! cant wait to see more progress on that

Re: LS1/t56 swap

Posted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 7:18 pm
by keiffith
Good Stuff,

and to answer your question about the bellhousing, I am hoping that the torque tube is long enough to put the tunnel mostly into the engine bay. if not, then i will have to work around it. i planned on scrapping the entire dash and HVAC and going with a custom aluminum dash anyways.

Re: LS1/t56 swap

Posted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 7:53 pm
by nocutt
Thumbs up Alxsmt...
one day in this life I will grow the testicular fortitude to partake in this...
good luck

Re: LS1/t56 swap

Posted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 11:52 pm
by Alxsmt
keiffith wrote:Good Stuff,

and to answer your question about the bellhousing, I am hoping that the torque tube is long enough to put the tunnel mostly into the engine bay. if not, then i will have to work around it. i planned on scrapping the entire dash and HVAC and going with a custom aluminum dash anyways.


Oh nice. You can cut the tube up to make them longer or shorter too. Ive never seen it in process so im not quite sure whats involved. But i have seen the end result of one

nocutt wrote:Thumbs up Alxsmt...
one day in this life I will grow the testicular fortitude to partake in this...
good luck


Lmao!! Thanks btw. Its great fun!

Re: LS1/t56 swap

Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:53 pm
by woody90gtz
Good point Barry. Just a few degrees of caster can make a big difference on wheel placement. I found that out with mine too. Lots of control arm swaps for muscle cars add caster with only the upper. You really need to do it with upper and lower to keep the wheel location the same.

Re: LS1/t56 swap

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:01 am
by Alxsmt
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been VERY busy, rebuild my jetski literally from the ground up and had a career change. Finally had a change to get my shed/shop cleaned up and cleaned up around the car to make room to work on it again. few more weeks and I should be able to make some progress. yes, this is still happening.

Re: LS1/t56 swap

Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 2:12 pm
by Barry
Dude I know the feeling.

Re: LS1/t56 swap

Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:31 pm
by Alxsmt
I almost put a days work into it last sunday.. BUT I happen to buy another car last min. It took all day to get it home. I know what your thinking.. but its ok, its a parts car for the project lol.


You may know this car, after pulling some parts off of it I was going to use on my build, I decided to save it from the crusher, along with a storage unit of parts. This was my friends car, very sad but it was suffering from cancer.. This old quad4 turbo Beretta will live on!

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Re: LS1/t56 swap

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:32 am
by A66ott
You gonna use the gtz rims off of it or would you sell them

Re: LS1/t56 swap

Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:24 pm
by Alxsmt
I plan to sell them at some point. I have a few sets.. the issue is shipping is $25 or $50 each wheel. I got a quote awhile back but cant remember what one it was..