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Old 02-02-2012, 10:09 PM   #1
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6 speed swap

K where do I buy a 6 speed tranny and what all is needed to do the swap... Once this is done is there a aluminum drive shaft I can still get even though I have a in common tranny in a 05-09? Can a shop change out gear ratios from gear to gear? Such as making the 6th gear be able to be at extremely low on rpms at highway speeds? Can a 2011+ tranny fit in a 05-09 gt? Or do they make a different bell housing to do so?
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Isn't the six speed the same as the old cobras? I'm sure it can be done but is it worth it
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5th and 6th are less than 1:1.
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Either way I want tko equivalent 6 speed... Had a tko w king cobra clutch n my 97 cobra... Loved that set up... How can I achieve this n my 07 gt?
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I believe you want the tko600. Try this www.moderndriveline.com
They have a tool that helps you find everything ull need and how much it would cost from them. Also they have guides for instalation.
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Tko600 is a 5 speed. Your looking at a t56 out of an older cobra (.54 6th vs ur .58 or .56 5th gear) so very little fuel mileage gains. Other option is a viper t56. Possibly a newer mt82, but that's not a swap I know much about.
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K where do I buy a 6 speed tranny and what all is needed to do the swap... Once this is done is there a aluminum drive shaft I can still get even though I have a in common tranny in a 05-09? Can a shop change out gear ratios from gear to gear? Such as making the 6th gear be able to be at extremely low on rpms at highway speeds? Can a 2011+ tranny fit in a 05-09 gt? Or do they make a different bell housing to do so?
Random question. Why?
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Random question. Why?
My guess would be, to increase mileage with out sacrificing performance!... Im interested in learning about doing some thing similar but with an auto!..
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I'm in sales so I do a ton of traveling ... Company pays for my gas,oil... Ect however because I bought a Stang they made sure I kept the mpg above 20 (city and Highway) due to economy and cash flow

I have to be very smart about driving and or mods...

Makes things difficult, that's why I plan on getting a 6 speed so I can change out the 6th gear w a gear like what's in the ls1 camaros (75 mph @ 1200 rpms) that way I can get more power an not lose mpg... If that's even possible it's just a thought I've done no research on wether or not u can do that...
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For the price of it and your main goal being fuel economy, it would cost alot less to buy a 90s civic hatchback and gave 40mpgs and save the miles on the stang, just drop 600-1200 on that car
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For the price of it and your main goal being fuel economy, it would cost alot less to buy a 90s civic hatchback and gave 40mpgs and save the miles on the stang, just drop 600-1200 on that car
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The exact reason I asked Why. I guess I don't understand the point in trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. A mustang is NOT a fuel efficient car, period. 6th gear or not, you shouldn't be doing heavy driving in a Mustang if MPG's are such a major concern.
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I plan to buy a 03 focus black hatch for my heavy driving days in the near future... I could careless about if it's smart or what not to use this car for what I do.... I love this car and I enjoy driving it... I will also be using this car for road courses after I get the focus... The 6 speed is much better for road racing , I'm also buying a 97 cobra for my full blown track car ... This car will end up being a street/track car... But in the mean time I want a 6 speed and mainly cuz I've had 6 stangs and I've always wanted a 6 speed... Why not...
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I plan to buy a 03 focus black hatch for my heavy driving days in the near future... I could careless about if it's smart or what not to use this car for what I do.... I love this car and I enjoy driving it... I will also be using this car for road courses after I get the focus... The 6 speed is much better for road racing , I'm also buying a 97 cobra for my full blown track car ... This car will end up being a street/track car... But in the mean time I want a 6 speed and mainly cuz I've had 6 stangs and I've always wanted a 6 speed... Why not...
Having a 6-spd over the stock 5-spd isn't going to help you on a road course. You're not likely to be going fast enough to where you'd even need a 6th gear...

And if you just want a 6-spd just to have a 6-spd, buy a car with a 6-spd in it. The point is that adding a 6-spd to your car will add little to no value to the overall performance of the car...It will come with a lot of hassle, and minimal benefit.
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Having a 6-spd over the stock 5-spd isn't going to help you on a road course. You're not likely to be going fast enough to where you'd even need a 6th gear...

And if you just want a 6-spd just to have a 6-spd, buy a car with a 6-spd in it. The point is that adding a 6-spd to your car will add little to no value to the overall performance of the car...It will come with a lot of hassle, and minimal benefit.
Not true, at all, the 6 speed gearing is much better for road courses ... U r correct , I won't use the last gear... However 1-4th what better gearing is what I will benefit from... I've been speaking w pro road racing guys.... I assure you there is a benefit... As far as hassle goes... Is it not the same as wanting black int. And swapping grey for black just because u prefer black... I want it...I'm doing it
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Not true, at all, the 6 speed gearing is much better for road courses ... U r correct , I won't use the last gear... However 1-4th what better gearing is what I will benefit from... I've been speaking w pro road racing guys.... I assure you there is a benefit... As far as hassle goes... Is it not the same as wanting black int. And swapping grey for black just because u prefer black... I want it...I'm doing it
That's if you have a transmission with the proper gear ratios to maximize that benefit. Your original post & subsequent posts make it sound as though you just want an additional 6th gear to reduce highway rpm's and save fuel, in which case there would be no benefit.

My point is that if you want a track car, then make it a track car and get something more efficient as a DD. If you want it to be DD, leave it as is because you're going to throw a bunch of money at something that will not help you.
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That's if you have a transmission with the proper gear ratios to maximize that benefit. Your original post & subsequent posts make it sound as though you just want an additional 6th gear to reduce highway rpm's and save fuel, in which case there would be no benefit.

My point is that if you want a track car, then make it a track car and get something more efficient as a DD. If you want it to be DD, leave it as is because you're going to throw a bunch of money at something that will not help you.
U must not have read what u posted ... Thank you for your concern
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Agree^ also, there is limited benefit to having a six box for the track. It keeps you in the high revs better, but you have to ballance that with additional shifting. Generally, you will save about two tenths in a straight (long enough to get into 4th) but your going to loose a bit of peak breaking distance because you can't utalise engine breaking as much due to the additional shift... your shifts take roughly half a second and even if your good with ur heel toe its very hard to make any additional time. Personally I would love a six speed where first through fourth were exactly the same as the t3650 gears, fifth was a .76 for top end and sixth was a .46 (mayb lower) for 75mph cruising. Problem is, the DOT doesn't like boxes built to optomise speeding ratios. Like porshes new 7 speed manual.
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Why not just change ur rear gears to something more fuel eficient?
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I have 3:55 now... It's a game if balance... Rear end gearing is perfect for my goals... The tranny will b the tricky part... W the right shop/knowledge the 6 speed will b best for my application... Not to mention a built motor for higher rpms... Allowing me to stay in certain gears in an out of corners...
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Ic, well I'm a firm believer in doing whatever make you happy with your car "making it yours" ya know. So I'm not gonna try to talk you out of it lol.
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Why not just change ur rear gears to something more fuel eficient?
Why? If you Can keep the usage of 4.10's or 4.56's but still have that nice overdrive for cruising. I personally wish I got 4.56's sometimes but need an extra gear on the highway. 3grand @ 80mph sucks lol. But around town wouldn't trade it for the world. So the 6 Spd is a happy medium.

In answer to the OP: if you look around long enough and wait on the right deals a tr6060 swap can be done under 2500. Mainly just need a shifter off a gt500, crossmember, and driveshaft from a gt500 also. I plan on the swap in a few months after im finished with suspension stuff.
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I think people are confusing a 6 speed with more efficencey. Lower highway revs come from lower ratios. The six speed box is only a tiny bit lower geared... what you want is a dramatic overdrive highway gear... .4x compared to the .56 / .58 in the five and six speed boxes. Trade off is that you wont be able to use it unless your doing at least 65.
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Re: 6 speed swap

Get what you need for the track and don't worry about the mpg. Just buy 1 tank of gas out of pocket once a month or so to keep the boss happy.
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Get what you need for the track and don't worry about the mpg. Just buy 1 tank of gas out of pocket once a month or so to keep the boss happy.
Lol no that's mod money... The main reason is "just because" I attend a lot of local car shows and it's a fun conversation piece as well... Quit hating
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Re: 6 speed swap

You been given a lot of bad info here, I have done these swaps and there are very good reasons to do it. First your TR3650 5sp has a .68 5th gear, you can get a .50 6th gear in the TR6060 That is a big difference. Problem is your axle ratio and tire size. I do not know what mods you have, or are planing on. You need to consider that. The 6th sp trans has a 2.99 1st gear, the 5sp has a 3.38 1st gear, so you will have drive ability problems with 3.55 rear if you are N/A. If you are F/I it will be OK. I am N/A with close ratio 6sp custom trans 4:30 rear 28 1/2" tall tire and getting 26 mph highway. PM me if you want more info and let me know what your mods are.
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You been given a lot of bad info here, I have done these swaps and there are very good reasons to do it. First your TR3650 5sp has a .68 5th gear, you can get a .50 6th gear in the TR6060 That is a big difference. Problem is your axle ratio and tire size. I do not know what mods you have, or are planing on. You need to consider that. The 6th sp trans has a 2.99 1st gear, the 5sp has a 3.38 1st gear, so you will have drive ability problems with 3.55 rear if you are N/A. If you are F/I it will be OK. I am N/A with close ratio 6sp custom trans 4:30 rear 28 1/2" tall tire and getting 26 mph highway. PM me if you want more info and let me know what your mods are.
Lol I knew I was right... Well the guys I've been talking to at least were right... I'd like to have a n/a build heads cam intake... More predictable around a track... However to build a 400+hp motor capable of high rpms will cost more than forced induction. I would wait to do tranny swap after I complete the motor build... I'll shoot you a pm in a little bit.. Thanks for the help
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You been given a lot of bad info here, I have done these swaps and there are very good reasons to do it. First your TR3650 5sp has a .68 5th gear, you can get a .50 6th gear in the TR6060 That is a big difference. Problem is your axle ratio and tire size. I do not know what mods you have, or are planing on. You need to consider that. The 6th sp trans has a 2.99 1st gear, the 5sp has a 3.38 1st gear, so you will have drive ability problems with 3.55 rear if you are N/A. If you are F/I it will be OK. I am N/A with close ratio 6sp custom trans 4:30 rear 28 1/2" tall tire and getting 26 mph highway. PM me if you want more info and let me know what your mods are.
How much did you custom 6-spd tranny cost? That's a huge factor when weighing the benefits.
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I got a new tremec tko (5 speed) for my 97 cobra for $500 years ago... U can find good deals.. Just have to b patent
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Re: 6 speed swap

If you can find something that cheap that you can work with, then it might be worthwhile to do, but S197 (compatible) parts are generally much more expensive than SN95 and Fox parts...But if you're having to spend $2-3000+ for it to make it work, then I don't know if the benefit outweighs the cost & aggrevation...
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Re: 6 speed swap

wouldnt a viper spec T56 be just as good and cheaper then the Tr6060
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wouldnt a viper spec T56 be just as good and cheaper then the Tr6060
If so I have a friend who builds custom viper trannys typically for trans am and camaros an Vettes ... Never thought they would work for stangs... He is cheap too
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the 03-04 cobras used the t56 so i think it could work
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How much did you custom 6-spd tranny cost? That's a huge factor when weighing the benefits.
My trans cost me $1,300. and i sold my 5sp for $800. My total swap cost me $1,790. If you figure that every mod must meet some kind off cost benefit ratio, you need to be in another hobby. What was the cost benefit of you switching to black wheels. Plus when i am racing i don't need to change rear axle gears, 1 thru 4 good for racing, and 5 and 6 DD ratios at 65 mph i am only turning about 1600 rpm, my effective rear axle ratio in 6th is only 2.15

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wouldnt a viper spec T56 be just as good and cheaper then the Tr6060
The tr6060's and the t56 are basically the same trans, only difference is tail housing, and 6060 has integrated bell housing, and viper trans has fittings to install a fluid cooler, some appacions use longer tail shafts or input shafts. Tremec makes these for the vette, GTO, CTX, dodge
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My trans cost me $1,300. and i sold my 5sp for $800. My total swap cost me $1,790. If you figure that every mod must meet some kind off cost benefit ratio, you need to be in another hobby. What was the cost benefit of you switching to black wheels. Plus when i am racing i don't need to change rear axle gears, 1 thru 4 good for racing, and 5 and 6 DD ratios at 65 mph i am only turning about 1600 rpm, my effective rear axle ratio in 6th is only 2.15
The cost was one of the concerns of the original poster since he is concerned with MPG's as it's also his work DD for the time being...Please read everything before you open your mouth and sound like a D!ck...

My point all along is to weigh the cost involved with swapping out transmissions on a car that already gets crappy gas mileage (i.e. a Mustang) for a car that is designed for fuel efficiency (i.e. a cheap used honda or the like). Then he can put as much money as he wants into the Mustang since MPG's are no longer an issue.

If you haven't seen Silversky's typical posts on other threads, he is always concerned about money & buying used and saving where he can. That's the exact reason I am telling him to weigh his options.
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Re: 6 speed swap

Though i did read all of this thread, i did not research the OP to see where his head was at, but i see no benefit in buying another car, paying tags, taxes, and most of all Insurance.
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