View Full Version : Few transmission questions

05-17-2010, 10:34 PM
Has anyone ever looked at the gen 4 gts tranny (with starter under ex mani) and seen if its any different than any other s53?

not that anyone would want to do this, but in theory could a rav 4 4wd auto trans be fitted to an Alltrac? making an auto-trac?

05-18-2010, 06:41 AM
1. I don't know of any differences in the S53 bolted to the GE. The one on the FE is definitely different.

2. In theory, yes. But only to the point of bolting to an S block. I have no idea how things would line up, and it's very possible that modifications to all the additional parts on the turbo engine would be necessary. I'd imagine it'd be hell lining up the axle shafts as well, going from a small SUV to a sport compact chasis.

I'm theorizing here though, I honestly have no clue. But I do think it would probably work better using a Caldina tranny.

05-18-2010, 03:08 PM
I was just curious more than anything.

Thats what i thought.

Cause i really want a new tranny when im swaping engines, or at least relocate my starter.