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Old 06-24-2009, 11:33 PM   #1
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what will i need to put a tremec 3550 into my 1990 LX 5.0 T-5
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Old 06-24-2009, 11:43 PM   #2
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bellhousing, modify or buy a new cross member, shifter if it doesnt have one
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i have a 5.0 bell housing for a Tremec for sale. brand new in the box $100

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http://kansascity.craigslist.org/pts/1237190065.html
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bellhousing, modify or buy a new cross member, shifter if it doesnt have one
all you have to do to the cross member is grind the spot welds so it can slide back a bit
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all you have to do to the cross member is grind the spot welds so it can slide back a bit
thats why I said modify or buy a new one.. I modified mine at first then I ended up buying a new one
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mine is modified too
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Old 06-25-2009, 08:07 PM   #7
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i wont have to replace the clutch or pilot bearing or driveshaft or yoke? also is the upgrade worth it are they alot better than the t5s? does the speedo cable gear stay the same?
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The tremec I bought was power shifted in a 7.80 car for four seasons. When I tore it down, all it needed was a 2nd gear synchronizer.
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i wont have to replace the clutch or pilot bearing or driveshaft or yoke? also is the upgrade worth it are they alot better than the t5s? does the speedo cable gear stay the same?
speedo stays the same, you will need a 31 spline yolk, the clutch thats in there will work
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my 3550 has a 28 spline output shaft
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crap I thought that stayed the same from the tko to the 3550.. disreguard what I said!
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What spline input/output shaft does the tranny have? A stock t-5 bellhousing will work just fine with it. You'll need a shifter for a 3550, clutch disk and PP (depending on splines), and you don't need to modify a t-5 cross member to fit, it will work just fine. If it were an auto cross member then it would need cutting and rewelding.. My .02

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my 3550 has a 28 spline output shaft
they all do. That was one of the upgrades when they went to the TKO.
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i mailed out the bell housing this morning, i'll PM you the tracking #
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