Auto to Manual Swap Advice

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  1. Gelsomini

    Gelsomini New Member

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    Hey everyone, I haven't been on here in a little bit. I've decided on swapping my 94 GT tranny out cause I'm so bored of the aode. I would like someone who has experience with this to tell me all the parts I'll need to be, as I'd rather buy it in parts and not the kit. I know that a fox transmission could be used but could you just let me know what else I would need if that was the case? Thanks, can't wait to get some feedback.
     
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    5-oh-MUSTANG Well-Known Member

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    You can use fox tranny, but perferably the 91+ as they are stronger. Also u will have to use the same bell from the fox and ur shifter will sit a bit forward. You can fix that by using the 94-95 input shaft.
     
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    Find a 94/95 T5 tranny if you can. They are the correct length and will be the easiest for the swap.

    You'll need:
    Trans/bell/block plate
    trans mount
    set of pedals
    quadrant (if not on pedals), cable, fw adjuster (all best bought in a kit)
    shifter, boot, knob
    dust cover for shifter
    dust cover for bell housing shift fork
    clutch kit (depending on trans you get)
    flywheel (86-95 will all work)

    On the electronics, not sure how sensitive the SN ECUs are. Will you need a 5sp computer? Not sure. The tranny harness has a neutral safety switch, you must bypass this and add one on the clutch pedal. The harnesses are the same IIRC, your car will have a jumper on the clutch side (since there is no clutch pedal), that jumper needs to be put on the NSS harness. Or there are other ways of bypassing it electronically.

    I just saw a 95 T5 with bell/clutch/shifter on craigs for $700 localy, so finding something like that would be ideal.
     
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    5-oh-MUSTANG Well-Known Member

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    Yes u will defiantly need a 5 speed computer or a chip programmed, which is what i did. Also u can use ur aode harness but have to splice it a bit.

    And ur original aode cross memember will work but the aode/t5 mount plate will have to be modified. That is the only minor problem i encountered.
     
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    In all seriousness, the cars aren't worth a whole lot. You'll save yourself a world of headaches and problems by selling the auto and buying a Manual car. Probably a ton cheaper in the long run. Just my opinion.
     
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    Or just finding a wrecked 5 speed parts car, make profit out of parting it out.
     
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    Yep that's what I would do.
     
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    I'm doing the same, hopefully.. If you're not selling the car, why not swap it? Never getting your money out of the car anyway
     
  9. rz5.0

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    I ve done the swap. Unfotunally by the time you gather every thing involved with the swap and swap it. You just spend all this money on a pretty weak trans..

    Enviado usando mi SHP-L710 usando TapaTalk
     
  10. kb1982

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    If your gonna do the swap, I would look for a Tremec 3550 or TKO500 transmission to start with. They take a little more abuse than what a T5 will. Ive seen somewhere the other day, where they have a bellhousing for them now that iirc, was around 250 dollars verseus 500 for a Mcleod SFI one.