After watching Ken Block's new Gymkhana 7 video about 50 times it really got me a thinking, how could an LSX AWD drive train be installed in a Z car. Wouldn't it just be the meanest freakin car around? Except for the Hoonicorn of course.
I did a little digging and found a few pics of a Trailblazer SS front diff setup and it's pretty darn compact and interesting. The diff itself bolts onto the side of the oil pan and then an intermediate shaft runs thru the pan to the other side where it connects to a bearing. Although the oil pan will probably hang down way to far, I bet some of the parts could be put to good use some how. The transfer case also looks way to big but I do remember the GMC Typhoon and Syclone transfer cases being a lot smaller. Ideas?!!!
Differential and bits
Differential connected to engine
F-body oil pan dimensions
Trailblazer SS oil pan dimensions