Type II Drivetrain
For the builder that wants to upgrade to a more favorable front to rear weight distribution.
Front Mounted Engine - Torque Tube - Corvette 6-Speed or Automatic Transaxle
Since the C5 and C6 Corvettes are designed with a mid-mounted transmission bolted directly the front of the differential, the factory torque tube must be used in this configuration.
Just the mention of a torque tube sends some people running, but the torque tube is actually not much more than an enclosed driveshaft. It that adds a great deal of strength to the drivetrain and can be lengthened or shortened just as you would a conventional driveshaft.
If it turns out that the factory torque tube is only a few inches shorter than the desired length, instead of shortening it, this might be the perfect time to consider setting the engine back a little to make up the difference.
Above is a C5 Corvette 4L60E Automatic Transmission and Differential.
A shortened Torque Tube attached to the OEM Corvette Tremec 6-Speed and Differential. Notice how the shifter attaches directly to the torque tube. This results in extremely positive shifting.