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Old 04-03-2013, 12:40 PM   #1
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Trans swap help

I'm gunna swap my auto trans to manual over the summer n I've read alot about stock t45 vs tr3650 but I still don't no which one would be better. I do have alot of work done so it is not just a stock car. Anyone have advise on which trans or if there's a totally different trans I cud put in that would work??
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If you have lots of motor work as you say (meaning heads, cams, intake manifold, etc.) then you'll want a T56 or TKO600.
A TR3650 is the better of the two choices you put out though. The T45 is outdated junk.
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Yea I no the tr3650 hav synco problems so I just want a trans that will hold the power good n not crap out on me
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Yea I no the tr3650 hav synco problems so I just want a trans that will hold the power good n not crap out on me
I run a 3650 trans with a car that puts out 300rwhp and have had no trouble at all
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:52 PM   #5
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Isn't the 3rd gear have "quick shifting" grinds tho?
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Isn't the 3rd gear have "quick shifting" grinds tho?
In mine? I have no grinding or anything and i run a mgw shorty shifter, its been a smooth trans for me
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If you have lots of motor work as you say (meaning heads, cams, intake manifold, etc.) then you'll want a T56 or TKO600.
A TR3650 is the better of the two choices you put out though. The T45 is outdated junk.
I think a T56 would be sweet, or a TKO500 as well
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Mine was also built by nascar tech too so its not just thrown together either
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:37 PM   #9
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Yea I've heard a stock tr3650 has 3rd gear grinds if shifted fast and that's why alot of ppl rebuilt them. And does anyone no prices on tr3650 compared to a t56?
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Yea I've heard a stock tr3650 has 3rd gear grinds if shifted fast and that's why alot of ppl rebuilt them. And does anyone no prices on tr3650 compared to a t56?
My TR3650 has seen its share of abuse and hard shifts,and it doesn't grind at all. It shifts like butter all day every day even with 120k miles on it.
The biggest issue with the grinding problem is if someone doesn't know how to drive it and they repeatedly abuse the synchros. There may be a weak link in the 3rd gear one, or it may just be that 3rd always seems to get slammed the hardest when people race. Either way. The TR3650 is a wonderful tranny and it's pretty unlikely that it will give you and trouble.
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My TR3650 has seen its share of abuse and hard shifts,and it doesn't grind at all. It shifts like butter all day every day even with 120k miles on it.
The biggest issue with the grinding problem is if someone doesn't know how to drive it and they repeatedly abuse the synchros. There may be a weak link in the 3rd gear one, or it may just be that 3rd always seems to get slammed the hardest when people race. Either way. The TR3650 is a wonderful tranny and it's pretty unlikely that it will give you and trouble.
+1000 never have had any trouble from mine
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Thanks guys, made up my mind gunna go with the tr3650 plus it is cheaper so hopefully it all works out.
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Thanks guys, made up my mind gunna go with the tr3650 plus it is cheaper so hopefully it all works out.
Buying new or rebuilding?
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That's was gunna be my next decision, I'm not sure yet I was gunna look up n read about it n see which wud be better. Wat do u think
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That's was gunna be my next decision, I'm not sure yet I was gunna look up n read about it n see which wud be better. Wat do u think
If you buy a new one that would be great man but never look down on having a rebuilt one i mean i have one, and if you get it rebuilt you can get the parts you want in it and parts that will hold up to your mods later on, just if you get one rebuilt make sure you get it done a reputable trans shop or a tech shop.. Like mine was done by nascar tech
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Yea I get wat u mean ill just have to look into everything n see which wud work out better. Do u know any prices for how much a new one is or a rebuilt one costs
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Not to jack you're thread OP, but quick question what would be needed for a t56
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Yea I get wat u mean ill just have to look into everything n see which wud work out better. Do u know any prices for how much a new one is or a rebuilt one costs
I really dont know prices mine came on both cars i had, this one now is built for racing but it shouldnt be alot honestly.. If you rebuilt one it may would cost more because of the parts you would put in it ( cause i would put upgraded parts ) but i cant really give you a price
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Yea I get wat u mean ill just have to look into everything n see which wud work out better. Do u know any prices for how much a new one is or a rebuilt one costs
If u plan on doing ur swap let me know because I have the manual pedals I could sell for $100
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Ok sounds good. Thanks for helpin me out guys
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I plan on buying a Tr3650 on wednesday to replace my ailing T45, is there any adjustments that need to made to bolt it on?
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May need a new trans mount
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May need a new trans mount
Ok I will look into that. Also my dad said something about a converter. Does anyone know what he's talking about?
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Old 04-07-2013, 11:29 PM   #24
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Rebuild the tranny by yourself. Pretty simple
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Rebuild the tranny by yourself. Pretty simple
Yea I think that's the best way to go. My dads a mechanic but doesn't know English so I'll probably be needing help with the name of parts. So for those who get annoyed by my questions, sorry buy I'm not a mechanic, just the son of one.
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Ah its not that hard. Ive done it twice now.
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Ah its not that hard. Ive done it twice now.
3 times if you count mine
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3 times if you count mine
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Ah its not that hard. Ive done it twice now.
Imma give it a try and if I get stuck my dad can help me.
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Save you some money
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Save you some money
I'm getting tax returns on wednesday. About 4000. I will be able to spend about half on my car. What do you suggest I do?
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I'm getting tax returns on wednesday. About 4000. I will be able to spend about half on my car. What do you suggest I do?
Beef up the trans while your in there and a few goodies that you don't have already i.e. appearance or performance.
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Beef up the trans while your in there and a few goodies that you don't have already i.e. appearance or performance.
I have a guy that's gonna sell me a cobra hood, problem is its white and my car is black so it won't get put on right away. And by beefing up do you mean like buying a performance clutch set? What else is there to beef up?

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I currently have a v6 hood on my car so the cobra hood will be a definite up grade.
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I have a guy that's gonna sell me a cobra hood, problem is its white and my car is black so it won't get put on right away. And by beefing up do you mean like buying a performance clutch set? What else is there to beef up?

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I currently have a v6 hood on my car so the cobra hood will be a definite up grade.
Check out promotion performance.
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I have a friend who will sell me a tr3650 out of a 2003 mustang gt. He removed it because it was hard to get it into first gear. Said it probably just a bent shift fork because the transmission didnt grind at all going into gear. What do you guys think? Wants 200 for it should I buy it?
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