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Old 09-06-2011, 10:08 AM   #1
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Tranny question.

I'm doing a 5.0 swap from an 88 fox to a 98 v6. We are also changing the auto tranny to a manual, but can we use the 88's 5 speed? Would it fit, any problems with them? Thanks in advance!
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94-95 T-5's Have longer input shafts and different bell's. Because the trans tunnel is smaller. The driveshafts are also different.
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Re: Tranny question.

the 98 V6 in manual uses a T-5 transmission as well, so it should be very close to if not work with no issues.
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94-95 T-5's Have longer input shafts and different bell's. Because the trans tunnel is smaller. The driveshafts are also different.
on my 01 V6 I used the same driveshaft as a 94/95 GT did.

ive heard back and forth on the input shaft being different but I am not sure... it should be close as I am not sure on the K member and mounting locations... but the T5 was the manual trans used in the 98 v6 as well. Keep us posted.
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Ah, I forgot to say that we are using the fox's driveshaft as well. Hopefully it will hook up to the rear end? Lol.
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Re: Tranny question.

I dont think the Fox D/S will work on a SN95 chassis but... give it a go if it doesnt order a 94/95 Aluminum driveshaft (cheap) and much lighter.
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You can use the fox driveline but you will need a longer driveshaft or a spacer( made for this swap) and you will also need to beat the tunnel open. Not sure about the v6 T-5 at all. The length of the input maybe the same, but be sure to mic the diameter. When I put a Tremec 3550 in my first 95 I had some issues. The driveline will go together w/o a spacer or shaft but will VIBRATE like hell..

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You can use the fox driveline but you will need a longer driveshaft or a spacer( made for this swap) and you will also need to beat the tunnel open. Not sure about the v6 T-5 at all. The length of the input maybe the same, but be sure to mic the diameter. When I put a Tremec 3550 in my first 95 I had some issues. The driveline will go together w/o a spacer or shaft but will VIBRATE like hell..
It's like a 3/4 or 5/8 difference in shaft length. If you drive it this way you'll be replacing u-joints, rear seal in tranny an the gasket for rear section of tranny very soon.. Exp

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Honestly you need to contact a mustang specialist, or a driveline specialist like Strange© to make sure you do this correctly, as I'm sure you don't want to do it twice.
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^ I read that and was like "well, crap." Haha. But that's exactly what I needed! Thank you all for the info! Would the 94-95 aluminum driveshaft fix that problem?
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^ I read that and was like "well, crap." Haha. But that's exactly what I needed! Thank you all for the info! Would the 94-95 aluminum driveshaft fix that problem?
I think using a 94-95 driveshaft will only dictate which spacer you will need. 5/8 or 3/4. With the trans being a fox. Again I urge you to check with a driveline specialist or mustang shop.
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Okay, so let me get this straight.
I need a spacer to fit the tranny and driveshaft out of the fox into my sn95?
I'd still need it if I used a d/s out of a 94-95, too?

Sorry for being difficult, this swap has to happen soon. My engine is dying, sadly.
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Okay, so let me get this straight.
I need a spacer to fit the tranny and driveshaft out of the fox into my sn95?
I'd still need it if I used a d/s out of a 94-95, too?

Sorry for being difficult, this swap has to happen soon. My engine is dying, sadly.
I believe that to be the case because of the length of trans, the spacer goes between the rear end and d/s. Also the tunnel in your sn95 is more narrow. When you put it all together d/s included you see on the front yoke that it is not going in as far as it did when in the fox car. Again I urge you to check with a mustang/driveline shop.
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I'm gonna have to now, sir. I appreciate all your help!
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Np man. These are just things I fought doing a similar conv.
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Hey be sure to let us know what you find out as it will surely help someone else.
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I'm gonna bring the issue up with my mechanic and hopefully write down all the details.
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What's up NV any word on your swap? On the edge of my seat on this one!!?!
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We are still shooting ideas. I should have the swap done in a month. :/
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Cool cool!! Things always end up better when take the time to do it right!!
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I can't agree more! We are just hoping to find a 5 speed in good condition from a 94-95. I'm also looking for some new wheels. Haha
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That would be the simple solution for sure. So you were able to confirm they are different?
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