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Old 01-27-2014, 08:44 AM   #1
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How much power will a stock WC T5 take before breaking...roughly?
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I'm not to sure to be honest but I can tell you that I've had one in a 400+ HP car and drove it for about 3 years. I never had any issues with it. But I didn't ever race it or anything so I can't say how it would have reacted under those circumstances.
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Oof the "how much is a T-5 good for" question... I've seen some factory freaks behind big power engines last awhile. I had one blow up on me in my 91 that was just a bolt on car. YMMV.

What I always tell people is that if you plan to do more than bolt ons or plan on running sticky tires at the track I would expect that you'll grenade it at some point. The likely culprit is 3rd gear.
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Old 01-27-2014, 03:33 PM   #4
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WC T-5 transmissions contrary to popular belief, WC has nothing to do with strength. Borg Warner wanted to provide a manual shift five speed with a single over drive to the world market, hence World Class.

This is a good read on the many different faces of the T.
T5 History in Ford Mustangs with specifications for World class and non-World class T5's Modern Driveline
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