Thanks for all the details, I figured since I have a lift it would be easier to drop it out as one assembly. The trans isn’t broke but I’m going to send it to Circle D and have them go through it. I get to deal with all the turbo plumbing to which should be fun.If you are taking the transmission out with the engine you remove the transmission mount bolts and the six subframe bolts and the six bolts that hold the struts in place and the brace on top. Disconnect the wiring and grounds and hoses and remove the compressor and wire it over to the side or you get to discharge the air conditioning. Remove the power steering pump and move it over as well and the reservoir and wire it off to the side too. Remove the brake hoses from the frame so the lines will just dangle. Cap them off or you get lots of brake fluid all over the place. Remember the ABS/Traction module is mounted to the frame too. It is easier to remove the radiator to do make it easier. If you are taking the transmission out with the engine you get to remove the exhaust and the heat shielding and the driveshaft before you remove the subframe. Be sure to disconnect the wiring and cooler lines at the radiator and shift linkage on the transmission too. Lots of fun but it is much easier taking it out as a unit rather than doing the removal from the top. The intercooler pump has to be disconnected too. Anyway, that is what I remember.
Might be easier out the top if I didn’t have twin turbos hanging off the rear of the exhaust manifolds. I’m going to send the trans off to Circle D and have them go over it, no issues with it now but I don’t know the details of what is done to it other than it has a bunch of Sonnax parts in it so I might as well have them beef it up even more. Also getting them to build me a billet converter with a stall but I’m not sure what stall I should go with yet.I think it is easier out the top. I did it without taking the radiator out, I just femoved the fans. Run a ratchet strap underneath the transmission pan at the front, and that will hold it up. I didn't take the hood off. 👍
Based off my cam specs below what do think is a good stall for a mostly street driven twin turbo car?
What about the ABS unit connected to the frame rail? Just unbolt that and leave it hand?hoses at caliper as it was easier. if you still have the rubber ones you can clamp them with the plastic clamp pliers. some guys hate this so if you have a way to plug them you could do that too.