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Old 11-03-2012, 08:42 PM   #1
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A5 or TKO 600, Thoughts?

Just trying to see what you guys prefer. I'll probably wait until Spring to make a decision unless I find an awesome deal.
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:55 PM   #2
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i dont know much about the a5 personally. but i do know that the tko is a great tranny.
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:01 PM   #3
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Just not sure cuz the a5 bolts right in.
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:03 PM   #4
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a direct bolt in would make things easier. i do believe the a5 would hold your power? also would a 5 speed be better for boost than a six speed?
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Not sure but the only 6 speed that'll hold my power is a viper spec T56 and it's 1k more than the tko or the a5. Not out of the running just not sure.
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:09 PM   #6
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I have done a little research on the two and from what iv gathered the a5 is essentially a rebuilt t5, with larger, wider, thicker gears and a better ratio. Iv read quite a few posts about people being upset with the way the TKO600 shifts at high rpms. Both have the same power rating, if it was me i would have the A5. You can get a 1st thru 4th gear package for about $1000 and install the gears yourself too and an optional 5th gear upgrade.
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:12 PM   #7
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Thanks Keaton. If only I new how to build a trans. That's the only thing I haven't got into yet.
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:15 PM   #8
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Thanks Keaton. If only I new how to build a trans. That's the only thing I haven't got into yet.
Me either, im nervous about attempting my t5 rebuild. From what i hear its pretty straight forward if you just take your time and follow directions and it would cut costs almost in half
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:17 PM   #9
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Here's a T56 swap up to 700ft lbs of tq.


http://www.ddperformance.com/shop/pr...51cPath=108_96

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Very expensive
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:22 PM   #10
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There is a rebuilt t56 trans out of an 03 cobra in the classifieds on this forum for 2200
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:22 PM   #11
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Here's a T56 swap up to 700ft lbs of tq.

http://www.ddperformance.com/shop/pr...51cPath=108_96

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Very expensive

that is expensive. plus you still have to buy the clutch. which you are probably gonna have to do anyways.
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:24 PM   #12
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The cobra trans doesn't support the power like the one in the link does. Thanks though.

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Yeah it'll be $4500 with clutch probably. The A5 is $1900 plus clutch.
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:27 PM   #13
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The cobra trans doesn't support the power like the one in the link does. Thanks though.

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Yeah it'll be $4500 with clutch probably. The A5 is $1900 plus clutch.
Ahh forgot about the magnum
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:28 PM   #14
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Yeah that accounts for the extra costs.
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Thanks Keaton. If only I new how to build a trans. That's the only thing I haven't got into yet.
I think the TKO is the better if more expensive choice. I bet the case is a good bit stronger than the rebuilt T5 case and I've read that the shifting issues some complain of go away after some usage and break in time.

You can rebuild a T5 easy enough, you have all of us to help you too.

Here's what I would like to have, who knows what they cost and what it takes to install them though. Probably 10k or more.
GF-2000 Clutchless 5-Speed Transmission
Or this one. GF-5R 5-Speed Transmission

I like the clutchless shifting, 1300+ HP capabilities, and the many gear choices you have with them. Just another dream part though. I will probably go for a TKO 600 myself when the time comes for the WC T5 I now have to be retired.
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:15 AM   #16
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Nice I may end up with the TKO myself. Gotta hit the dyno first in December(most likely) and see what she's gonna put down.
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