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Unread 04-01-2009, 12:11 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by 242much View Post
it's not used in a mercedes, so no, it's not a mercedes trans. gm owns a large part of fiat, who in turn owns a sizeable portion of ferrari. does that mean the enzo uses a gm tranny?
No, but BMW used GM trannies and the Tiptronics in Porsche's are made by Mercedes(actually have an MB emblem on them). The suspensions in WJ's were designed by Porsche. There is a lot of part swapping in the auto industry.

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Unread 05-02-2009, 03:55 PM   #17
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Maybe next time he"ll at least install a scatter shield.
RIP 93' ZJ
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Unread 05-11-2009, 09:16 PM   #18
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Boooom, needed that scatter shield
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Unread 05-13-2009, 01:41 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by 242much View Post
it's not a benz trans bro. don't post if you don't know. it's a chrysler trans, same as in the half ton dodge ram. it's a 545RE, the SRT specific component is the single speed "transfer case" which is more akin to a computer controlled center diff than a transfer case, as it can't just be shifted out of 4wd. there's also an srt specific trans calibration.
Actually you are correct. I assumed they used the MB 5 speed auto like in there other SRT models and models with the V8 engine, 300C Hemi+ and the Magnum Hemi+ and the Crossfire. They all had MB 5 speeds trannies in them, well when Daimler owned them they did at least. Considering the driveline and underpinings were from an old E class and SLK for the Xfire.
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Unread 05-19-2009, 10:50 PM   #20
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lol, if my wife didn't kill me from spending that kind of mad cash on a toy to make it go fast, she sure would kill me for nearly tearing my leg off from blowing up the transmission while "idling"

it may not kill you but by the time your wife gets to you, maybe you'd wish it had
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