any good places to learn about trannys on the net?

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  1. ttocs

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    I put this question into google, trust me you do not want to know the results. :tongue3: I admit I know very little about motors and have been learning a lot on my build. While I don't know much in that area, I know ZERO about transmissions. I don't know what kind I have other then a 5 speed manual or what options there even is for upgrades or the advantages or disadvantages of the options available. any help? I think other then a built block the tranny would be my next major project and just trying to get a little educated about them.
     
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    You could go with a Astro a5 or or Gforce t5 you can still use your existing bellhousing and shifter. Same weight all other options end up weighing more . Then you could go tremec 3550, 600 or then we get into the good old t56 these range from 2k-4K g force can be done for under 2k
     
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    What are you trying to learn exactly? You want to know how to build them, or how they work, or just what you have?
     
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    Well I would actually like to know what kind I have as I am that ignorant on the subj. But also like to know if a good deal on one comes up that I should get as I also have no idea which ones would fit or what it would take to do it. I can say I would like to go to a 6 speed to both have the correct gears and better cruising milage.
     
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    You are going to have a T5 in your car. You should have a tag on transmission case that will tell you what kind it is when you run the serial number. Your best bet for a 6 speed would be going with a T56 (cobra transmission). You would need a bell housing for it. I think [MENTION=9659]95opal[/MENTION] did this swap.
     
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    95opal didn't do a t56. His is a tko if I remember correctly. Det_riot has done the t56 swap in his car.


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    Ok, I couldn't remember. I know he had to use the quick time bell housing. I thought it was a t56.
     
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    The t-5 in our cars is similar to the t-5 in the fox bodies other than ours are 3/4" longer. And that extra length is in the input shaft and HAS to have the matching bellhousing.. You can use a fox t-5 if your in a pinch but the shifter will be 3/4" closer to the dash too.
    here's some info for you http://pro-forceperformance.com/
     
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    evilcw311 is correct I had a tr3650 built by promotion performance. I like my shit bullet proof lol.

    ttocs if you don't plan on exceeding the limits of the stock block, you may consider looking for a used tremec 3550 or a tko 5 or 600. all those can be had for decent money moving up to a t56 is a tad more and youll want to gear the car for the 6 speed at that point. If you go new the sky is the limit cheapest would be a basic astro A5 or gforce t5 out of the two I would look at the astro as they use bigger a gear set. If your going to get serious get a hold of walt at promotion performance and let him walk you threw the options, probably the best in the country when it comes to building a high end manual tranny Just be prepaired to drop a nut if you do, that goes for any of the high end built manuals.
     
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    I may be wrong but I thought the standard T56 and standard T5 had the same OD ratio and the T56 was just a little closer with a extra gear in there?

    Could be WAY off but was under that impression for some reason.
     
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    T5 (At least the 94-95s...)=
    3.35 1.99 1.33 1.00 0.68

    T-56 (Cobra)=
    2.97:1 2.07:1 1.43:1 1.00:1 0.80:1 0.62:1

    T-56 (Viper, Corvette, and most aftermarket other than the close ratio)=
    2.66:1 1.78:1 1.30:1 1.00:1 0.74:1 0.50:1