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Old 09-02-2011, 09:13 PM   #1
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Default Can the T5 handle the X?

Simple- Can the T5 Tranny handle the power of an Xcharged 4.0? I used to think I was going to have to replace it but after about 1000 miles with Amsoil its behaving rather nicely actually

Or should I make that judgement after I put the X in?\

I ask because im thinking about getting a SPEC clutch, and i dont think theyre interchangeable between the t3650 and T5. Neither is the aluminum driveshaft
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It all depends how you will shift it mostly.
For DD you'll be OK but at the drag strip you're asking for trouble.
In that case, the rear axle will give up first though...
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Simple- Can the T5 Tranny handle the power of an Xcharged 4.0? I used to think I was going to have to replace it but after about 1000 miles with Amsoil its behaving rather nicely actually

Or should I make that judgement after I put the X in?\

I ask because im thinking about getting a SPEC clutch, and i dont think theyre interchangeable between the t3650 and T5. Neither is the aluminum driveshaft
Yea it will handle it until you get a clutch that holds the power and bang the gears one too many times and its out the door. If you are going to be drag racing I would suggest getting the Tr3650...And you can use the same clutch between the T5 and Tr3650 since you are using the same flywheel... Just a different transmission.
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NICE if I can use the clutch interchangeably thats what I wanted to hear

Pascal, 8.8" rear w 3.55s, 3.73s, or 4.10s are already planned for December/ January. Ill put in a SPEC clutch and dual exhaust at the same time.

After that, I would plan to Xcharge as soon as I could get the $$$. And then run the T5 and stock shaft untill either gives out and then replace both with a T3650 and aluminum driveshaft unless anyone sees a fatal flaw to that plan

Also, do I need to plan on putting hi flo metallic cats in with the X?
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NICE if I can use the clutch interchangeably thats what I wanted to hear

Pascal, 8.8" rear w 3.55s, 3.73s, or 4.10s are already planned for December/ January. Ill put in a SPEC clutch and dual exhaust at the same time.

After that, I would plan to Xcharge as soon as I could get the $$$. And then run the T5 and stock shaft untill either gives out and then replace both with a T3650 and aluminum driveshaft unless anyone sees a fatal flaw to that plan

Also, do I need to plan on putting hi flo metallic cats in with the X?
Also wanted to mention you could go with an aluminum shaft with the T5 and when you swap to the 3650 you will have to have it shortened (usually $75-$100) thats what I did.
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Good point,ill keep that in mind. Is the aluminum shaft worth it? I figured id just replace the factory one rather than shorten it because I knew it had some probs
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Good point,ill keep that in mind. Is the aluminum shaft worth it? I figured id just replace the factory one rather than shorten it because I knew it had some probs
I didn't shorten the factory driveshaft, just the aluminum. Hell yea its worth it, the car feels so much quicker and smoother with it. It also gets rid of a lot of the vibration you get at highway speeds (well I did) with the stock one.
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Pascal, 8.8" rear w 3.55s, 3.73s, or 4.10s are already planned for December/ January. Ill put in a SPEC clutch and dual exhaust at the same time.

Also, do I need to plan on putting hi flo metallic cats in with the X?[/QUOTE]

No need for the high flow cats as far as I can tell on my car.

And for the gears, you may want to stay away from the 4.10's. The Xcharger builds torque very low and you will find first gear useless with that steep a gear. I have the 3.55's and that was what Lidio at Alternative Auto suggested with the torque curve - 3.73 is possible but will make first a little short as well.
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Pascal, 8.8" rear w 3.55s, 3.73s, or 4.10s are already planned for December/ January. Ill put in a SPEC clutch and dual exhaust at the same time.

Also, do I need to plan on putting hi flo metallic cats in with the X?
No need for the high flow cats as far as I can tell on my car.

And for the gears, you may want to stay away from the 4.10's. The Xcharger builds torque very low and you will find first gear useless with that steep a gear. I have the 3.55's and that was what Lidio at Alternative Auto suggested with the torque curve - 3.73 is possible but will make first a little short as well.
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No need for the high flow cats as far as I can tell on my car.

And for the gears, you may want to stay away from the 4.10's. The Xcharger builds torque very low and you will find first gear useless with that steep a gear. I have the 3.55's and that was what Lidio at Alternative Auto suggested with the torque curve - 3.73 is possible but will make first a little short as well.
+1 I figured a 3.55 or 3.73 would be best with the xcharger, I rode in AlloySixxers with the 373s and they pull good! I went with the 4.10 cause of the centri!
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