4.6 Noobular tranny advice

Discussion in '96-04 - 2V Specific' started by 4.6 MoDRoD, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. 4.6 MoDRoD

    4.6 MoDRoD New Member

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    Hey fellas! New to the site here, and i just got a 98 GT 5 speed vert with a broken tranny (gears are beat), and have a couple questions. I also own an 88 GT vert that i've modded, but this is my first mod-motor. I've stalked the forums for a while before joining up, and have decided to do the PI cam and intake swap as soon as i get the tranny problem worked out, and probably will just compliment with basic bolt ons (CAI, 3.73's, exhaust,yada yada). Anyway, my question is should i have a local shop rebuild this tranny (stock t45), or should i get one from http://www.thedrivenman.com/ke/ford/Transmissions/T-45R.htm? I'm on a tight budget (as is most everyone else) and this one should be able to handle the power i plan on making with this car.

    Just building a fun car, not a race car, so i'm not going to beat on this car too bad and need to know if this tranny is worth buying, or should i go another route (keep in mind im po) :dunno:
     
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    quickstang_1994 Well-Known Member

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    I would look for a used one they can be found pretty cheap and in prefect shape. How did you break a t-45?
     
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    For your own sake save the money and buy a TKO 500/600. . . . you'll thank me later
     
  4. 4.6 MoDRoD

    4.6 MoDRoD New Member

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    Well, like i said i'm only doing bolt-on's and a PI cam/intake swap on this car and don't plan on beating on it too much (have the fox for that >:D). Soo im hoping not to have to spend a bunch of money on the swap, but i want something i know has some fresh parts in it. The stock tranny had no problems in the 92,000 miles on the car until the previous owner (my dad) put a new clutch in it and was all excited to have his car running again and didn't put any fluid back in the tranny and chewed up the guts :hammer:. Anyway, $3000 and i got myself a one owner sexy sn95.
     
  5. Jrgunn5150

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    Take it from the guy who's had three t-45's, including a high-end pro-motion T-45. Save you money and buy either the TKO mentioned above, or a T56 like I did, you'll be money ahead.