That_Renault_Guy
That_Renault_Guy HalfDork
11/4/15 2:13 p.m.
That_Renault_Guy
That_Renault_Guy HalfDork
11/4/15 2:14 p.m.

Wasn't somebody on here looking for one of these recently?

84FSP
84FSP HalfDork
11/4/15 2:17 p.m.

Are shelby powertrains still as cheap as they used yo be or would SRT4 be better?

markwemple
markwemple Dork
11/4/15 2:19 p.m.

Snow already?

Stefan (Not Bruce)
Stefan (Not Bruce) MegaDork
11/4/15 2:24 p.m.

In reply to 84FSP:

GT Cruiser drivetrain would be cheaper, actually. Just a bit harder to find a stick I think.

The newer 2.4L turbo drivetrain is much better than the older stuff and is nearly a complete bolt-in. Its a bit of a no-brainer, IMO.

Though if you can find a K-car convertible turbo from a little old lady that only drove to church, etc. You can probably get a deal, but it will be less strong and equipped with an automatic, etc. easier swap though.

EvanB
EvanB UltimaDork
11/4/15 5:04 p.m.

Paging Stan to the white courtesy phone.

chandlerGTi
chandlerGTi UltraDork
11/5/15 7:26 a.m.

I'd daily that, wonder if the rabbit snow plow would fit....

EvanB
EvanB UltimaDork
11/5/15 7:50 a.m.

I still have a rabbit for sale that the plow would fit...

psteav
psteav Dork
11/5/15 8:22 a.m.
Stefan (Not Bruce) wrote: In reply to 84FSP: GT Cruiser drivetrain would be cheaper, actually. Just a bit harder to find a stick I think. The newer 2.4L turbo drivetrain is much better than the older stuff and is nearly a complete bolt-in. Its a bit of a no-brainer, IMO. Though if you can find a K-car convertible turbo from a little old lady that only drove to church, etc. You can probably get a deal, but it will be less strong and equipped with an automatic, etc. easier swap though.

I thought swapping stuff into an L-body was way more difficult because of the different axles (narrower track?)

SilverFleet
SilverFleet UltraDork
11/5/15 8:25 a.m.

Turbo Dodge engines can be had on the cheap, but the better transmissions can command a little more. Still cheaper than a lot of other stuff.

One option is to build a newer style 2.4L like the ones that come in the SRT-4/GT Cruiser. You can slap one together from off-the-shelf parts and junkyard parts pretty affordably. I was thinking of going this route with my CSX someday.

And Rampages are cool!

Stefan (Not Bruce)
Stefan (Not Bruce) MegaDork
11/5/15 8:28 a.m.

Just use the 90 Omni automatic axles as they'll have the proper splines and lengths.

They fit in 1st-gen Neons and they are essentially 2nd gen Omni's (the steering racks interchange for example)

All issues that can be solved with proper parts sourcing, but certainly not as easy as the larger K-based cars.

stan
stan UltraDork
11/5/15 9:57 a.m.
EvanB wrote: Paging Stan to the white courtesy phone.

Yikes.

Even though I have my winter truck, I'm still interested...

Flight Service
Flight Service MegaDork
11/5/15 9:58 a.m.

Love the Rampage.

Ashyukun
Ashyukun Dork
11/5/15 10:51 a.m.

I still kind of regret that I bought the El Camino when I did such that I didn't jump at the Rampage that came up at auction less than a week later. Sure, the El Camino is way larger and more powerful- but the Rampage would have been DONE years ago and actually useful instead of having moved less than 100 feet under its own power since I've owned it like the El Camino.

moparman76_69
moparman76_69 UltraDork
11/5/15 10:58 a.m.

I know the guy that is selling it, I'd scoop it up if I had the space and cash.

Stefan (Not Bruce)
Stefan (Not Bruce) MegaDork
11/5/15 11:15 a.m.

Here's a couple more on the left coast if anyone is interested:

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/cto/5260522826.html

http://portland.craigslist.org/grg/cto/5281532333.html

http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/cto/5251378856.html

http://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/cto/5299186622.html

Pat
Pat HalfDork
11/5/15 11:33 a.m.

I heard a rumor that there's a Rampage under construction for the Challenge.

Ashyukun
Ashyukun Dork
11/6/15 8:54 a.m.
Pat wrote: I heard a rumor that there's a Rampage under construction for the Challenge.

I'd heard that too, but for this year- if it wasn't there, perhaps it will be next year when I will hopefully FINALLY have the El Camino there as well.

The_Jed
The_Jed UberDork
11/6/15 9:05 a.m.

I remember my stepmother inheriting one from her aunt or something that was nearly rusted to pieces. It was less of a Rampage and more of a half-hearted hissy fit.

Come to think of it I don't think it was ever licensed and legally driven on the street. It was a manual transmission and that was my first exposure to burning clutch smell.

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