Priest of the Car Gods
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Rohnert Park, CA
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I think that you're in for a LOT of work. I'm not suggesting against it, certainly, but you're gonna have to figure out how to make a chassis not designed to have any thing past the engine compartment now hold a transmission, and you're going to have to totally redesign the rear suspension. Are you going to go straight-axle or IRS? If you go with the live axle, are you going leaf or coil springs? 3, 4, or 5 link? The list really goes on.
I would think that your best bet is to look at this from the kit car point of view, and build yourself a rwd chassis that's designed to take the probe body. Then you can do whatever the hell you want, including going MR. With that light turbo motor running in the back and a Probe body, you would have just about the ultimate sleeper, especially in the corners.
If you just want a RWD 2.3L Turbo car, I'd go rescue a lonely 2.3L Mustang to do the swap into. It'll be a LOT easier, and the chassis is designed for it.