i havent seen it discussed on here, but for anyone thinking about doing a manual swap or upgrading their 282/284, i have some info. if you get a manual out of a cobalt/G5 youre going to get a getrag 287 and if its from a ss/sc w/G8 (performance package) its going to have a quaife lsd. i have some links for those interested that might not know about this. gm has developed their gmpp exhaust and stage kits (1 and 2 at least) for use with this trans and stage 3 upcoming (except with a different clutch) to work with the stock trans. with just a stage 2 kit, you should theoretically have 250 whp. doing the swap would be similar to a j-body 282/284 swap (swapping I4/V6 bellhousings). im not claiming all this is spot on, but it seems like reliable information.