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Old 05-12-2012, 09:50 PM   #1
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Ok, first let me apologize if a similar question has been asked and answered in a previous thread. I have been trying to use the search function but anything I search for always returns no results.

I have an automatic 2001 Ford Mustang Convertible with a 3.8l motor. I have a picture of it on my page if you would like to see it. It is my intention to do a swap to a manual transmission in the near future as one of my first mods. What I would like to know is will the T5 in the Fox body Mustangs swap without many problems?

I know there are a number of transmission that I could use, I am just not sure if the older models will fit or if I should even venture to place an older style trans in the newer ride. Please advise. Thanks.
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The T5 from a fox will fit, but you need to use the 94/95 bell housing if I remember correctly. I'm sure someone will post quickly with better info. It's been several years since having a trans out of a V6.
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You need a 94/95 belhousing and to modify driveshaft length. The foxbody T5s have a slightly shorter driveshaft than their 94+ counterparts.
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So does this mean I could use the fox body drive shaft as well?
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I'm not sure about this, but the fox bodies have a mechanically driven speedometer and the 3.8 has electronic after 1999, could be an easy fix or could be a problem, not sure.
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well I have a question... what transmission is a direct replacement for the t5 and is the t5 the only transmission offered in the 3.8 as far as a manual?
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Well, you need a 99-04 manual transmisson. Only those are the "direct swap".
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well I have a question... what transmission is a direct replacement for the t5 and is the t5 the only transmission offered in the 3.8 as far as a manual?
Yes, the T5 was the only manual offered in the V6.
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ok what transmission can handle hp levels around 500? I'm looking at pulling the crank from my old sc and getting a procharger kit with upgraded supercharger that can push for more boost hopefully ranging around that with heads headers and so on. and I know that the t5 wont last long on that level.
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Well you can use the T56 or the Tremec TR-3560 or T3550
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