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Old 08-10-2016, 10:23 AM   #1
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Hey guys. So I stumbled upon this ebay add from gear king.
TR3650 5 Speed Mustang GT Remanufactured Transmission No Core Charge | eBay
850 dollars and free shipping gets a newly rebuilt tr3650 with "all the latest OEM updates". I can also return my core for a 1 year warrenty. Im just wondering If this is a good deal? I priced out a Proforce trans and even the cheapest one is gunna run me about 1500 with shipping. Being so far away, shipping my core back is really not an option. So I guess my question is, is that a good deal, and would I need the improvements made by Proforce, or would I be good with a stock rebuild?
TR3650 5 Speed Mustang GT Remanufactured Transmission No Core Charge | eBay


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Old 08-11-2016, 10:22 AM   #2
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Any ideas on which one I should get?


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Old 08-13-2016, 06:32 AM   #3
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Will you be the one to remove and install your old trans? If you are going to have a shop do it then you might as well let them do everything. If that ebay trans goes out on you then you will be right back at square one with no warranty...deal with someone close to you even if it costs a little more. I can't see an $850 transmission with free shipping being that good. I shop on ebay all the time but I would not take that risk.

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Old 08-13-2016, 08:21 AM   #4
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Shops around my area won't source parts for my car. They will do the work, but I have to bring it to them. And even if I drive a couple hours out I'm looking at ridiculous prices like 2300 for a rebuild. I want something stronger than a stock tr3650. I don't have the tools to swap they myself so I'm looking to buy all the parts I will need to have a reliable transmission for the years to come. My budget currently is around 2000... Maybe a bit more.


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Old 08-13-2016, 08:58 AM   #5
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Damn man that sucks! I can't say that I would get the ebay tranny but you are in a hard spot!

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Old 08-13-2016, 09:16 AM   #6
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Yeah I'm completely lost. A good friend, and fellow mustang enthusiast in my area said to hold out and wait for a used t56, but that conversion sounds Incredibly pricy. What is it that other mustang owners do when they need a trans?


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Old 08-14-2016, 08:36 PM   #7
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I have only had mine for 2 years so I don't know but your situation is not common so I am not sure what other advice that you will get!

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The price seems good, but I am timid when it comes to purchasing anything from eBay.

If or when my transmission goes out I plan to beg Recon or Scottydosntknow to help me with a reliable source.

Removing the transmission is not a complicated job, but it is time consuming. It is a real pain without a lift.

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At this point I've been advised by enough people that the tr3650 is not a trans that I want to purchase. For the people who have done t56/tko swaps. How'd they turn out? How costly were they, and how did you find ways to save a little money. Constantly scanning my insurance auctions but no luck...


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Old 08-17-2016, 11:57 PM   #10
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The TR3650 had a bad run for three years. From what I have read, Ford finally got things right in 2004. If you purchase a rebuilt 3650 it is likely build to the 2004 specs.

I would personally like to have a 6 speed, but they are not as easy to come by as I would like.

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Old 08-18-2016, 10:26 AM   #11
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I am framiliar with the updates made by ford. What would you guys do? I like to keep it below 3k. I don't think I need a tko or a t56, but tr3650 are so hard to find and they already have a pretty iffy reputation. Where should I look to deals on tremec stuff?


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The t56 would be nice but the conversion is soooo expensive. Not to mention I would have to change my rear gears to better handle the Long first gear.


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Old 08-19-2016, 11:57 AM   #13
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Maybe you can source one from the nearest U.S. city to your town...call a few salvage yards and see if they have something...make a weekend of it and have it installed while you are there. If your car is out of commission then rent a U-Haul to pick it up and drop off the old one. Otherwise I saw a Tremec on AM and you could get a discount code. Or Google "American Muscle Promo Codes".

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Old 08-20-2016, 11:17 AM   #14
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Buying new is still way I expensive. How practical would it be if I found a 2011- newer manual gt that was wrecked and stole the power train from something like that? I mean, if new these transmissions are gunna cost me upwards of 6k, I think a used motor and trans combo would be a better choice given it may only be a bit more depending on what I can find. I donno.


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Buying new is still way I expensive. How practical would it be if I found a 2011- newer manual gt that was wrecked and stole the power train from something like that? I mean, if new these transmissions are gunna cost me upwards of 6k, I think a used motor and trans combo would be a better choice given it may only be a bit more depending on what I can find. I donno.


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A new transmission shouldn't cost 6 grand for a daily driver, or weekend cruiser.

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A t56 conversion will cost me 2800 for the trans, 1800 for all the conversion parts plus shipping plus labour plus boarder fees ahhh. A tko will cost 4300 as a kit, before boarder fees, install, etc. the performance line from tremec will easily cost me 6k if not more if I were to buy new


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A new transmission shouldn't cost 6 grand for a daily driver, or weekend cruiser.

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What other options do I have? Used high mileage Tr3650s will run me about 1700 installed. That sounds very iffy. Stan for Proforce will build one but that will take me to about 3500-4000 and even then it's still a tr3650 the trans I've been havin so many problems with.


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$1700 is a great price for parts and labor. You should be able to find a rebuilt 3650 for around $1000 or less sometimes. I have been looking at transmissions myself and found a place in Nashville that sells rebuilt, updated 3650s for about $1200. They will take your old trans as a core, which drops the price.

I don't know what labor costs are. I normally enjoy performing my own work. I have watched a few videos and read some horror stories about the pain of removing the transmissions in our model cars. Regardless, most people are calling this a 4 hour job.

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Sounds like a truck, trailer and road trip are in order. I was in Airdrie/Calgary for two months last year and was surprised at how expensive everything was but I am more surprised that parts are so hard to come by in Canada.

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Sounds like a truck, trailer and road trip are in order. I was in Airdrie/Calgary for two months last year and was surprised at how expensive everything was but I am more surprised that parts are so hard to come by in Canada.

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Canadian prices and taxes vs Stateside keep me home. I was investigating a few job offers in Canada, but I could not justify the monetary differences.

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Sounds like a truck, trailer and road trip are in order. I was in Airdrie/Calgary for two months last year and was surprised at how expensive everything was but I am more surprised that parts are so hard to come by in Canada.

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Well, you were in the most overpriced part of Canada. & the parts come from wherever, the States, overseas, Mexico, etc.
& labour costs are just ridiculous everywhere


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Ran across a company called smart parts automotive. The guy I spoke to was really nice, and said they sell tr3650s all the time. 795 plus 300 for shipping and shipping my core back so 1095 for a trans with all the updates, and tested on their trans dyno. Comes with a one year warrenty. Could this be an option worth exploring? It would save me the hassle of conversion an seems reputable.
http://www.smartpartsauto.com/manual...0_mustang.html


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Sounds good to me.

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The plot thickens. A guy got back to me and said he had a tr3650 from an 04 gt convertible with 30 thousand miles on it. Wants 400, and he's only 100 miles away from me in canada


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The plot thickens. A guy got back to me and said he had a tr3650 from an 04 gt convertible with 30 thousand miles on it. Wants 400, and he's only 100 miles away from me in canada


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That is an even better deal.

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Better jump on either one! Good news either way.

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Talked to a guy from Astro Performance about transmissions. He told me something I never considered. He said when I lowered my car, and didn't adjust the rear axle pinon angle with adjustable uppers, that it caused the driveshaft to put strain on the tail housing of the trans, which in turn caused the 5th and reverse to "walk" causing uneven wear and then failure. He told me If I don't correct this issue I will keep blowing transmissions. Any thoughts?


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Talked to a guy from Astro Performance about transmissions. He told me something I never considered. He said when I lowered my car, and didn't adjust the rear axle pinon angle with adjustable uppers, that it caused the driveshaft to put strain on the tail housing of the trans, which in turn caused the 5th and reverse to "walk" causing uneven wear and then failure. He told me If I don't correct this issue I will keep blowing transmissions. Any thoughts?


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If you have a severe pinion angle issue, yes it can cause wear to driveline parts.
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Well the car is lowered 3 inches. Talked to a buddy of mine and said it should be find. Assumed the slip yolk would take any of the stress if there was. Do I need adjustable uppers? I've heard putting poly bushings in the uppers causes suspension bind.


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I think you can have your pinion angle reset don't know how but I've heard of it being done

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adjustable upper control arms are required to change the pinion angle (although in some cases, mild adjustments can be made by shimming the transmission mount). This is made possible by adjustable upper control arms from a number of aftermarket sources,

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