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Old 08-11-2005, 06:58 PM   #1  
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Alright, i have a 1990 gt and its a manual and the crappy t-5 has got to go...i was thinkin tremec tko (600ftlb) but i have also been thinkin of possible automatic, for racing...i have a ford racing gt-40 motor i baught a few weeks ago and im not gonna throw it in until i have a new tranny and clutch to go with it, so im wondering if i were to put in a automatic tranny, which ones are good? i want a street reliable weekend track car, and hokw much of a pain would it be, what else would i have to change around in order for it to work...i would be more specific but i have top jet to work, so guys, help me out please...
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Old 08-11-2005, 11:48 PM   #2  
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Old 08-12-2005, 04:34 PM   #3  
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lentech what ? what about the tci c4- does anyone sell a package for everything i need to built up and go ?
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Old 08-12-2005, 04:36 PM   #4  
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go 6spd
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Old 08-12-2005, 07:16 PM   #5  
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why do you want to go to an auto? is their anything wrong with your tranny? if so just get a new tranny, or go to a t-56, an auto stang is not as much fun as a stick, im switchin to a 5 spd i cant stand my auto stang.
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Old 08-12-2005, 09:13 PM   #6  
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If you are looking for a weekend track car an automatic is the way to go, Quik can explain more about it. Go to the Lentech website and check out some of their transmissions. It's all preference on what's funner ...
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Old 08-13-2005, 05:50 AM   #7  
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i enjoy drivin a manual, but i recently rode in my friend 71 plymouth valient with a built 340 and a reworked auto tranny with a ratchet shifter, and that thing was bad...it shifter on the dot and just seemed like it had power as soon as it shifted, and i hear its faster in the drag, no matter how good of a driver u r with a shift, im just wondering what i should do, either maual (tremec) or auto/stick c4 or what not, ...automatic is a little cheaper in price
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Old 08-13-2005, 08:22 AM   #8  
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auto might be cheeper but think about this to, your going to need a diff h/x pipe, bellhousing i think, a torque converter, flex pate, trans lines, trans cooler if your radator dose not have one. that is all i can think of now, so go re add your stuff including that, it should be a good bit more. i get where your comming from with the ratchet style shifter for the autos, they are fun, but its up to you.
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Old 08-13-2005, 08:32 AM   #9  
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i went with a c-4 in my 93 coupe and i had to get a trans cooler and alot of other stuff for mine.mine is also just a drag car.if i was going to drive it on the street i leave the manual trans in it or by another one to handle the torque.
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Old 08-13-2005, 12:12 PM   #10  
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no real need for a C4. a built AOD is just as good or better then a C4. also with teh AOD you get teh same gears as teh C4 with OD. so its easier on the freeways. also you dont need a new H/X pipe. all you need is stall, shifter,tranny lines,flexplate and a tranny
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