V6 (1994-2004) MustangsTechnical discussions on the 3.8L and 3.9L V6 torque monsters Sponsored by Optima Batteries
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Well you can use the T56 or the Tremec TR-3560 or T3550
actually if I am correct the T56 transmission will not work because the bell housing only bolts up to the modular motors, also if it could bolt up wouldn't the gear ratios be a bit much for the v6? I know that some people have bolted a tko 500/600, which I believe is like an updated T3550 to the v6, but I would probably go with an upgraded t5 like astro performace or g force. maybe someone who knows a little more about transmissions will add to this...
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the T56 wouldnt be too much but it would be like over kill with o/d not sure how it would react with 2.73 at all may cause it to stall out on me lmao but then again at that power level it might be a good thing with gas mileage and such. and the bell housing can be replaced can it not? is there only one bellhousing type for each transmission?
wish somebody would tell more info on this. im looking forword to swaping out my manual trans in my 2000 3.8l stang. for a better one that will support my stroker and upgrade build. want a 6spd. so i dont run out of gears and top out my rpms like i did with the one i have now.
Last edited by chavostangV6; 05-24-2012 at 10:07 AM.
we it seems as though for a 6spd we are sol. there is however a place that can change gearing to longer or shorter gears than the stock t5 and be able to handle 800+hp ranges while keeping the oem look of the car
The t56 will work, but you'll have to get a bellhousing. I know Quicktime and Lakewood make scatter sheilds (bellhousings) that can adapt the t-56 to a bunch of different engines, but you'd have to look into it to see if they make one with a V6 bolt pattern.
okay, theres a plan a set,now thanks for the add hope. if they dont have a shatter plate for the v6 could i mod the block or the bell houseing? just incase, either th v6's or the one for the 6spd tran. and what shop does the custom work for t5? thanks guys
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