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Old 11-20-2008, 08:07 AM   #61
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I know my 2006 GT was woken up with that SCT flash, i had Evolution Performance do the tune- but man! Shift points are great, shifts nice and firm(when it was stock at WOT you couldnt tell it was changing gears it was soo smooth).. my car can chirp from 1-2 and 2-3.. in an auto.. and form a dig, light um up till redline in 2nd.. pretty impressive for a stock gt with intake/ axelbacks and tune..
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Old 12-08-2008, 09:40 PM   #62
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Just bought a gt and learned how to drive a manual the same day. Any beginner tricks I can do to get more comfortable with the car. Did a burn out once when I got stuck on a hill (it at least looked kick az)but nothin beyond that.
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Old 12-08-2008, 10:13 PM   #63
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always try to match RPM when you shift.... let the motor slow down before letting out the clutch on the upshift and popping the throotle on the downshift. also dont try to powershift this trans... you'll blow it up in no time
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Old 01-22-2009, 08:11 PM   #64
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Looking for some help on my 2007 GT 5-speed with 3.13 stock gears. When shifting, the RPMs race up a bit in between gears when the clutch pedal is pressed and foot off the gas. Themore I accelerate, the more the RPMs float up in between gears. Is this common? The car only has 4800 miles on it and the dealer doesn't know how to address it since they said the computer is controlling this.Everything checks out on their analyzer. This doesn't seem to occur when downshifting.

Another thing I noticed is when in 5th gear at approximayely 70 mph and 1800-1900 RPM, there's a slight droning sound. The sound quickly goes away when I hit 2000 RPM and doesn't occur in 5th gear prior to 1800 RPM. Are these common characteristics of the car?

Need help from someone with experience on this issue or if this is normal. Any comments are appreciated.
My 08 does the very same thing between shifts. Don't know if that's normal or not.
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there is drone in the motor that is excentuated by most aftermarket exhausts. at 1800-2k is where it is most prelevent. If you hate drone get a mid muff system and it will (almost) disapear.
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Old 02-22-2009, 10:17 AM   #66
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The optimum rpm range for a gt is 2100-2400 rpms I believe. That drone is ur car lugging. Don't drive it like a sbc.

When u hit certain lvls of torque that noise goes away, but that's an indicator that u need to down shift or speed up.

Edit: oops u got a 3valve, not sure if this is true for them too.
Ill l2read nxt time.

Also ur car stops making power @ 5250, so don't shift at 6k, shift at 5500 and ull get more out of it

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Old 06-16-2009, 09:46 AM   #67
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Does anyone know the gear ratio for a 5sp manual transmission in a 2006 mustang gt?
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Old 07-28-2009, 10:56 AM   #68
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ok, i have an 08 gt 3v-auto. some of the guys at work are busting my b%lls for having an automatic, but i love it, i drove a 4cyl stick- toyota p/u for 20yrs,i'm sick of shifting, i call it "clutch foot" it felt so good to have an auto, no shifting AWWWW feels so nice. And my stang " I feel, runs great" i have Vortech v3 s-trim, dyno sheet reads, 439hp -stock h-pipe. Is my tranny weak or something, should i have a different stahl conv installed, or what. can someone tell me that my auto trans is a good strong one for an 08, please tell me something good about my tranny, so i can print it out and show the guys @ work that my 08 automatic trans is not a weakling.
( Or,,,are they right ) ?
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Old 07-28-2009, 12:19 PM   #69
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If it helps you feel better the automatic is more consistent and much easier to use at a drag strip than the manual. Most people will tell you that the auto is going to win you more races, even on the street.
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That does make me feel better. I do need to concentrait on a higher stahl converter though.
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Old 08-11-2009, 03:21 PM   #71
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You don't need a higher stall. It'll get you lower 1/4 mile times, but it will also kill your MPG and make your car "feel" more sluggish on the street...unless of course you're stomp on it, then you'll take off like a bat outta hell! Besides, without additional cooling a high stall isn't the best thing for your transmission. I guess if you really want one it all depends on how high a stall you go with, mine is 3500 and I can't recommend it for a street car. If I could do it again I wouldn't go any higher than 3000. Just my opinion.

As for the transmission, I hate the damn thing. There are guys who are running serious power through the stock 5R55S with no problems (yet), but it's been a nightmare for me. Next time I need a rebuild I junking this POS and going with a 4R70W.
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Old 08-12-2009, 03:30 PM   #72
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I've been driving a cj-7 for 10 yrs and my hip is due for replacement! so when I decided to hunt for a GT I liked the prospect of an AUTO.

However, I got an 06 auto with a 5s55w and after 2 weeks I wanted to drive it off the pier.


problem is the dog gone shift lag, shift when ever it wants to blues, the new dynamic since putting in a tuner is "double shifting".....and finally..... boredom.

when I bought it the dealer stated the lag is a charactoristic of the car...OK fine, I dont like it and what can I do to step it up....they recommended a reprogramming kit from transgo and $600 for the install....Done.....

3/4 pinned great responce! cruizing speed--eratic! ...... OK fine now what? BamachipsCAI/tuner.... OK fine, again 3/4 throttle ---get out of the way, cruizing same dynamic with a sprinkling of "double shifting"!.....F*#+&!!

just yesterday I got installed 4.10s.....I dont think it will effect the trans much but at least the trill of the launch will offset the disapointment of this Auto.

My wife drives an 09 626 auto and the transition between gears at ANY speed is music...

I love my GT otherwise! ...thats the problem, everything else is perfect, the size, the the looks, the power..... I wipe it down every night, its almost therapy...

I agree with the other fella, this trans does not meet my standards and I havent started yet but I'm going to look into another Trans...

in passing has anyone heard from Doug at BAMA? i've been trying to contact him for 10 days...

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Old 09-03-2009, 12:55 AM   #73
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Any recent threads on T56 swap?
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Old 05-16-2010, 02:41 PM   #74
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I'm resurrecting this old post - I want to see if anyone can answer gils maui pony's trans question. I'm very curious, because I'm getting a 06 GT with the 5s55w tranny, and hope I don't have problems like this!
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Old 05-25-2010, 12:02 PM   #75
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A few TCI upgrades you can do to your 5R55S automatic, for extra strength where it needs it most:

TCI Billet Servo kit part# 576005 $80
TCI Billet Servo kit part# 576006 $80
TCI hardened input shaft part# 579600 $175

(prices are approximate and may vary).

The servo kits come complete with billet servos, new covers, and seals.
You need a way to compress the covers and snap-ring pliers to remove the ring holding the covers in place. I used a big bar clamp for one of the covers, and made a jig for the other.

The input shaft is easy to replace, once the converter is out: pull it out and slide the new one in. The shaft has shorter gear teeth on the back end; that's the end that goes into the transmission. The end with longer teeth goes into the converter. Look at the stock one as you pull it out, one side has longer teeth than the other.

Input shaft:
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Overdrive servo kit:
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Installed: (The brass fitting out the side of the pan is a custom dipstick tube.)
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(Disclaimer: I have no affiliation with TCI, just posting up use of their stuff on my ride.)
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can anyone tell me about how well a rousch stage 3 engine works with auto trans.there is 1 for sale,is this possible,can trans. handle it.it is supercharged
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ok, i have an 08 gt 3v-auto. some of the guys at work are busting my b%lls for having an automatic, but i love it, i drove a 4cyl stick- toyota p/u for 20yrs,i'm sick of shifting, i call it "clutch foot" it felt so good to have an auto, no shifting AWWWW feels so nice. And my stang " I feel, runs great" i have Vortech v3 s-trim, dyno sheet reads, 439hp -stock h-pipe. Is my tranny weak or something, should i have a different stahl conv installed, or what. can someone tell me that my auto trans is a good strong one for an 08, please tell me something good about my tranny, so i can print it out and show the guys @ work that my 08 automatic trans is not a weakling.
( Or,,,are they right ) ?
Any feed back will be greatly appreciated.
I too came from driving a standard for years. Tell your buddies to **** off! If I want my car to go, just mash the freakin pedal. Forget shifting.. I ain't going back. Then again, I usually text, eat, shave, get dressed for work, read the newspaper, and sleep while driving so my Auto suits me just fine.

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what is needed to swap a auto to manual for a 2006 mustang gt
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Old 10-18-2011, 10:48 AM   #79
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My ride is a 97 GT 4.6L with the T-45 five-speed transmission. Recently installed an aftermarket short-throw shifter. Readjusted the shifter soon after installation to get more solid shift into reverse. Transmission shifts into reverse easily now - most of the time - still jumps out occasionally if I don't make sure it's securely seated.

Thought I had this whole problem fixed, then discovered I have no backup lights. My 'spidey sense' is telling me the throw into revesre is still falling a little short and I'm not making contact on the switch that controls these lights, but I don't know if I can make an external adjustment or if this is something I have to tear into the gear box for.

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im looking into replacing stock shifter with a steeda or pro 5.0 i called matt over at dasilva racing and he went on to tell me that every shifter hes tried has been to sloppy and that he put his stock shifter back in and runs low 10's off the stock tranny set up...any one else find this to be a problem..sloppy aftermarket shifters? he did say he favours the hurst though
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