Anyone who has done a t5 swap

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Anyone who has done a t5 swap

Post by abomb1982 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:38 pm

I finished my swap a few days ago and have noticed that the trans is a little lower on the left and like an inch closer to the driver seat then passenger. Is that normal?

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Re: Anyone who has done a t5 swap

Post by abomb1982 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:18 pm

or knows where pictures are to look for myself

thanks

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Re: Anyone who has done a t5 swap

Post by markley007 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:28 pm

I dont think that is normal . Can you post some detailed picture ? Also what trans mount bushing are you using and how are your motor mounts ? Bad motor mounts would possibly cause a lean but the motor would be leaning as well .
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Re: Anyone who has done a t5 swap

Post by mopman93 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:39 pm

The body mounts on the car that the bracket bolts to are not in plane. One side is lower than the other. A stock Merkur bracket takes up this difference. Some aftermarket brackets don’t account for the difference in the body. You may have to shim your bracket/ mount or both.

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Re: Anyone who has done a t5 swap

Post by thesameguy » Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:22 am

IIRC the Mustang T5 has some tilt to it. 5 degrees comes to mind.

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Re: Anyone who has done a t5 swap

Post by abomb1982 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:52 pm

what about in not being centered from right to left?

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Re: Anyone who has done a t5 swap

Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:59 am

Yes, the T-5 tilts to the left more than the T-9. I recall struggling with this a bit the first time I installed a T-5 - it just seemed like it wasn't meant to go in there. Ultimately I just let it go where it wanted to go, shimming the transmission X-member to get the angles right. Then check right to left run-out to make sure the engine/transmission in aligned with the differential.
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Re: Anyone who has done a t5 swap

Post by Spaldino » Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:26 am

My second XR had a T5 swap when I bought it and can confirm that it orients more to the left side. Once I got used to it I preferred it because other than the shifter feeling better, 5th took less reaching than it does on the T9 for my driving position (seat all the way back with a slight lean backwards).

If it bothers you, you could always get/make a shifter that leans to the right a bit.
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Re: Anyone who has done a t5 swap

Post by kiwimanz » Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:20 am

I just did a T5 swap, yes you have to modify the opening in the top of the tunnel and there is a left tilt.
I purchased the support bracket from Russ at Rapido. It's beefy as hell but that and a urethane mount worked great.
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Re: Anyone who has done a t5 swap

Post by whitelx » Wed May 16, 2018 2:52 pm

I put the shifter handle on the right side of the shifter rather than the typical left side as installed in a Mustang. Helps center it in the console.
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