why are there 3 different transmissions for our car?

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  1. sho89mtx

    sho89mtx New Member

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    I found my TR code was K, so I guess that means I have the TR-3650 mustang transmission. Is one better than the other. Why is their 3 transmissions for our cars? I want to get a short-throw shifter and saw that the best one was the MGW one, so gonna go with that one I think
     
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    T45, tr3650 what else? The auto?
     
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    Either T5 or T56, lol.

    The T5 was GT 5 speed till 95, then T45 took over behind the 4.6. The T3650 took its place in 01/02 i think.

    T56 is 03/04 Cobra.
     
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    You left out the Tremec 3550 for the 94-95 cobra R, AODE and the 4R70W lol.
     
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    Yeah but this is 96-04 section
     
  6. 96blak54

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    Yes 3 seperate 5spds, technically 4.

    Borgwarner t45 gt
    Borgwarner t45 cobra (tailshaft ... housing sepetes the 2)
    Tremec t45
    Tr3650

    Im sure their are numerous revisions but these are the basics.
     
  7. sho89mtx

    sho89mtx New Member

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    That's odd isn't it for one car with basically the same body style and just a few minor tweeks has that many different 5 speed transmissions? Is any of them better than the others? DO they all drive and feel the same?
     
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    A few minor tweaks? 94/95 has an entire different engine than 96-04. The 03/04 cobra wouldn't last long with a GT transmission. I feel like the T3650 was possibly an answer to some issues they were having with a T45 so they replaced it. The 3650 is stronger (according to specs, so thats probably why the change).

    We haven't even mentioned a V6, lol. But the V6 and 5.0 have the same bellhousing bolt patterns. smaller clutch/flywheel though, the sixer also received the T5, but got a stronger T5 in 1996.
     
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    Technically a bunch....lol
     
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    Was it the T56 that had the 26 spline input shaft? Or am I thinking of something else?
     
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    RockAuto has clutches for 03/04 Cobra's as 10 tooth, idk which would be oem 26T.
     
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    Caboose302 Well-Known Member

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    Hell maybe it's the TKOs or something, I can't remember lol. Doesn't matter.
     
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    They're all 10 spline input. one of the most popular upgrades is the 26 spline input/clutch etc