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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 25th, 01, 08:14 PM Thread Starter
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How much horsepower/torque are the Viper T-56 trannies rated for?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 26th, 01, 09:40 AM
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jvolk,

If my memory serves me correctly, the Viper T56 is rated for 450 lb/ft torque. This was the same torque rating that the early (1989-92) Corvette ZF six speed manual transmissions carried as well.

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Alot. Check out these vipers http://www.hennesseymotorsports.com/ 700+ horsepower.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 26th, 01, 10:58 AM
 
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I met with one of the Borg Warner engineers at SEMA the year the production 'Viper' box was tested.....and when I saw the trans I was full of questions. The trans on display just arrived from Detroit and was STILL warm. The cat told me that they had just pulled it off the dyno from a 24 hour endurance run....O.K.....they ran it at 650 ftlbs.....for 24 H O U R S. So to say the least, their numbers are conservative at 450 ftlbs factory. And I have seen that same trans behind a 850 hp projectile and it lives(and from what I experienced, it was NOT kid gloved...it was driven damn hard).

Specs....The Viper box has wider gears, different heat treat and tolerances to boot. By far the strongest 6 speed on the available market, next to a Hewland.

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