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T5 swap question

Post by ProjectDeathTrap » Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:53 pm

i have located a t5 from a 2001 mustang GT. Is it worth grabbing up or wait to find a 2.3 T5? i have read and found that the input shaft will need machined down in order to mate up but i havent found anything else on the specific years of the T5 that work best or which option is going to be easiest. PS i have experience in welding and fab work and also work as a professional mechanic so the job itself does not scare me. Building a "best bang for the buck" budget 85 XR. thanks for any input

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Re: T5 swap question

Post by merkurdriver » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:19 pm

You can stick it in there if you want to pull the input shaft and have it machined and then put it back in, yes.

2.3 T5 will be easier to put in, but its really up to you. Both have been done numerous times.

If the V6 T5 is dirt cheap, then it might make sense to go that route...

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Re: T5 swap question

Post by Esteban » Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:48 am

Did the 2001 mustang use a T5 or T45? Gearing will be based on your goals/purpose for the car. If you like the current T9 ratios, then the 94-97 Mustang V6 T5 will be the closest match. Four cylinder T5's are geared short. 3.97 or 4.xx

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Re: T5 swap question

Post by merkurdriver » Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:53 pm

The T-5 behind the 99-01 Mustang V6 is a 3.35 first gear set with a .68 over drive. What makes these different from the rest is the electronic speedometer trigger. No longer is there a mechanical driven cable system. It has the longer input shaft equipped with a steel front bearing retainer and reverse synchro brake assembly. Torque rating is 300ft/lbs

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Re: T5 swap question

Post by timxr8 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:25 am

merkurdriver wrote:The T-5 behind the 99-01 Mustang V6 is a 3.35 first gear set with a .68 over drive. What makes these different from the rest is the electronic speedometer trigger. No longer is there a mechanical driven cable system. It has the longer input shaft equipped with a steel front bearing retainer and reverse synchro brake assembly. Torque rating is 300ft/lbs
The earlier ones have the mechanical speedo and a .73 OD, but like you said, you may not care about what the 5th gear is. Luckily, the input gear is the same as the 87-93, so you can simply replace the input shaft with the shorter one. Or you can go with a spacer that will help with pushing the transmission back the ~5/8". Helps shifter position a little too. I did this with my first T5 swap about 13 years ago. Used a 97 V6 trans. Really enjoyed it.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Transmission-ad ... EM&vxp=mtr
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Re: T5 swap question

Post by merkurdriver » Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:59 am

Thats a slick adapter :cheers

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Re: T5 swap question

Post by my8950 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:32 am

Nice!

Makes me want to find a newer T5, sounds like there are no downsides to it that can't easily be overcome.

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Re: T5 swap question

Post by timxr8 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:58 am

my8950 wrote:Nice!

Makes me want to find a newer T5, sounds like there are no downsides to it that can't easily be overcome.
The 94-97 seem to be "better" due to the 5th gear and the mechanical speedo. That adapter is from Modern Driveline. They do great things with the T5.
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Re: T5 swap question

Post by taylor0987 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:13 am

Here's one way to adapt the 99-04 Mustang V6 trans to use the mechanically driven speedometer:
http://www.v6power.net/vb/showthread.php?t=31989
sorry the pics are gone.
Esteban wrote:Did the 2001 mustang use a T5 or T45? Gearing will be based on your goals/purpose for the car. If you like the current T9 ratios, then the 94-97 Mustang V6 T5 will be the closest match. Four cylinder T5's are geared short. 3.97 or 4.xx
2001 Mustang GT (what the original posted mentioned) used a TR-3650
94-04 Mustang V6 used a T5

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Re: T5 swap question

Post by my8950 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:40 pm

I read the details here again, but maybe missed or it was not covered.

Input shaft of the 94-97 V6 Mustang is same as 4Cylinder T5, or same as 5.0?

Thanks!

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Re: T5 swap question

Post by thesameguy » Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:01 pm

V6/V8 are the same, four cylinder is unique.

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Re: T5 swap question

Post by taylor0987 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:38 pm

my8950 wrote:I read the details here again, but maybe missed or it was not covered.

Input shaft of the 94-97 V6 Mustang is same as 4Cylinder T5, or same as 5.0?

Thanks!
94-04 V6 Mustang T5 has the same input shaft length and diameter as the 94-95 5.0 T5, and the same diameter as earlier 5.0 T5's.

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