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T5 question

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 4:51 pm
by Neogiomach
Hey all!
I've been driving my '86 XR to and from work, I live on an Air Force base so my commute is all of 5 minutes. However, with a 25 mph speed limit on base I'm in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd gear a lot. Since I bought the car about 3 months ago, the second gear has been touchy, like grinding a little no matter how much you finesse it. It's started to get worse, and I'm thinking that if I'm gonna replace my transmission, I wanna get a T5.

My question is, is there anything else I need to buy when I find a good T5 on ebay or something, or is the stock transmission and the T5 a 1 for 1 swap with minimal headache?

Any info and/pictures would be greatly appreciated, thank you in advance.

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 5:48 pm
by CV12Steve

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 10:43 pm
by deathbypsi
Dont put a penny into the T9 setup. The T5 swap is a bit of work but soo worth it once its done!!

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 11:54 pm
by dirtyford
The T5 can also be swaped out a lot easier if you need to remove the trany.

Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 4:02 pm
by EVIL_XR4
dirtyford wrote:The T5 can also be swaped out a lot easier if you need to remove the trany.

Amen to that. I put a clutch in mine and getting that damned T9 out and especially back in was an all out nightmare. Why they made the bell housing bolt on from the inside is beyond me. I really wanted a T5 but i didn't have the cash and so far my T9 shifts perfect so i'm babying it until i have the cash.