Transmission Crossmember, 84-92 Camaro/Firebird Hawks T56 6 Spd Conversion
Transmission Crossmember, 84-92 Hawks Camaro/Firebird T56 & LSX Conversion Transmission Crossmember, T56 6 Speed. This mild steel crossmember is for the 84-92 Camaro/Firebird installing a 93-97 F-Body T56 or LSX Engine & 6 speed T56 Transmission Conversion. This crossmember is designed for use with aftermarket Long Tube Headers & Y-Pipe allowing maximum ground clearance. It comes coated black.
T-56 swap cross-member
The cross-member fit great. Bolted right up with little effort. Driveline angle is correct and adds plenty of room to run long tube headers & exhaust.
Great exhaust clearance
This crossmember fit into my third gen with no modifications whatsoever. So nice that a part actually fits. The exhaust clearance is where the guy really shines. I used the Hedman long tubes and the header extensions, and it all just fit so perfect I'm amazed. The system stay tucked up nice and tight for much needed ground clearance. The black powder finish seems to be well done, too. Did have to bend the fuel and brake lines out of the way somewhat to gain a little clearance to the crossmember, but not a big deal. I'm happy I didn't take the time to fabricate this piece myself - for the money spent and time saved I'm happy as a pig in poop I went this way.
Good quality, OK fit
Good quality construction. Ends are longer than they need to be and don't hug the subframe tightly, but it's not a big deal if nothing else is in the way.
This crossmember will not work out of the box with Alston (and possibly others) subframe connectors, but can be made to fit with some cutting of the ends and the SFC mounting brackets.
Rated 4/5 stars because fit isn't quite perfect; I had to get one bolt started by hand and then pry the crossmember over to line up with the other holes. For the money I'd definitely call it worthwhile.