t56 swap

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  1. joshuaw3

    joshuaw3 Active Member

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    So I'm planning to do a t56 swap into my 98 GT and I have heard that you have to get a custom driveshaft made is that true? Why couldn't I just get a cobra driveshaft is there something drastically different that I don't know of? I'm just trying to gain some knowledge and clarity here.
     
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    Well the IRS came with the t56s that's why it won't be an exact fit unless you did an IRS swap along with the t56
     
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    Not doing that that's for sure. Is there a better trans option that I wouldn't need to get a custom driveshaft. I want around 600-700 HP is the ultimate goal and I want a trans that will hold up to that and a t45 wouldn't do that.
     
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    You don't need a custom drive shaft. The 03 drive shaft will work. . Just need a conversion u joint..
     
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    The auto from our mustangs ..... 600-700 will need some work though....
     
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    A T45 will if it's built. The one from t45source I've been eyeing is the second tier and it's rated at 550 lb-ft. I think they go up to a little above 700. With that kind of power even with a t56 you're going to want to look at a Magnum.