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Old 08-08-2013, 09:42 PM   #1
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3rd gear grind?

Anyone have a cure for the 3rd grind? Looking fr any more info be4 I attempt a rebuild or buy a new one. Thanks guys
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Old 08-08-2013, 11:34 PM   #2
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Shift more accurately. That's all there is too it. A shifter with a spring loader works well, you have it center on the third gear so you don't have to worry when banging through the gears
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My last fox had the pro 5.0 and was hard to get second and had the 3rd grind. This one has a hurst and does great in any other gear. I've tried to shift it at diff rpms and even real slow to see if it was off track or sumthing but still the same grind. Seems to e common
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Welcome to the world of the T-5 and stripped 3rd gear... The Hurst is a decent shifter, the 5.0 sucks a bag of D. Its really terrible... I will only ever use a Tri-Ax or MGW as far as shfiters honestly.
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Welcome to the world of the T-5 and stripped 3rd gear... The Hurst is a decent shifter, the 5.0 sucks a bag of D. Its really terrible... I will only ever use a Tri-Ax or MGW as far as shfiters honestly.
I have a tri-ax in mine (temporarily) and the 5.0 feels far better to me. I would recommend the mgw over all of them though and it will likely replace mine when im done with the rebuild.
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I like the notchy feel of the Tri-Ax, I know I am in the minority. Its all going away for me though, I am not going to sell my car for a Mach/Termi I'll never drive and have to make payments on so this one is going stalled/manual shifted auto. B&M Pro Stick mounted under the ash tray opening will let me finally relax back from the steering wheel and there isn't anything smoother lol. And no missing shifts or letting up between gears. And 2.5:1 torque multiplication off the line... ah... sorry...
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Yup t5 synchro trouble, I crush gears with my pro 5.0 but then again I've had it so long maybe it's time to try something different
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The T-5 is actually a little more forgiving and the smoothest shifting trans I've ever driven. Its a wee little thing that can't take the beating the beefier T45/3650s can tho...
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Once you get the hang of a t-5 they are quite nice my final drive ratio is too low for my taste though.
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Same issue with the T-45, .67 final drive ratio is meh but if you make enough power you can just run 3.31s or 3.27s and cruise at 1800 on the highway all day. Hell the autos are .70 final overdrive ratio unless you get a close ratio one.
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