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Type  I  Drivetrain

Front Engine and Transmission - Driveshaft - Rear Differential


Once this incredibly versatile Corvette IRS is installed with our Corvette Interface Kit, you'll quickly notice that there's a lot of space to work with – and what is done with that space is left completely up to you, the builder.

Remember, our adapter kits can be used in conjunction with thirteen different width cradles, which are based on WMS to WMS dimensions, for a custom fit in your application. For more information on ordering the adapter kits and cradles, refer to Section 12: “How to Determine the Proper Width Kit.”

The Type I Drivetrain Configuration is available in two designs:

  • The first design uses the 5th Generation 'Hammerhead' Camaro aluminum differential. 

  • The second design utilizes the C5 (or C6) Corvette aluminum differential and a driveshaft yoke adapter to enable the use of a conventional driveshaft.  

Type I 

(First Design)

Incorporating the 5th Generation Camaro 'Hammerhead' Aluminum Differential

Front Engine and Transmission - Driveshaft - Rear Differential

The center photo below shows our Camaro differential mounting kit, which allows the installation of a 2010 – 2015 5th Generation Camaro differential directly onto the C5 Corvette rear cradle, 

replacing the C5 Corvette differential.


The 5th-Generation Camaro aluminum 'Hammerhead' differential is readily available online and in salvage yards for around $500.00 and comes in two factory ratios,

including 3.27, found  in automatic cars 

and a 3.45 found behind the manual transmissions.


Other aftermarket ratios are available such as a 3.91 ratio direct from GM as well as 4.10 ratio and up from aftermarket manufactures.


Our installation kits will also work with most 9" Ford/Camaro differential conversions as well as the Strange Engineering and Lingenfelter 5th Generation Camaro differentials.

Type I

(Second Design)

Front Engine & Transmission – Driveshaft – C5 Differential & Yoke Adapter

Since all C5 and C6 Corvettes were produced with a mid mounted transmission bolted directly to the differential, a driveshaft adapter must be mounted to the front of the Corvette differential when eliminating the transmission, to allow the use of a conventional driveshaft.

Any time a full-width cradle is used in a Type I application, we recommend the use of the Driveshaft Yoke Adapter, because everything else can remain factory stock including the axles, springs and anti-sway bar, which makes the installation less expensive and very simple.

The Driveshaft Yoke Adapter

The Type I Kit (Second Design) with the Corvette Differential and Yoke Adapter Installed

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