V6 (1994-2004) MustangsTechnical discussions on the 3.8L and 3.9L V6 torque monsters Sponsored by Optima Batteries
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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.
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.
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...
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 09:07 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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