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What trans behind a 5.8L swap?

What trans are you guy's running with the bigger small block swap? I could go T5 or because the car is automatic I could go a C6, AOD or 4R70
1988 Thunderbird Sport. No engine, no trans, turbocoupe disk diff with 3:27 gears, 31 spline axles and Cobra clutch packs, Turbocoupe front brakes.

Bought this car back as an old project car.

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What trans behind a 5.8L swap?

Reply #1
I'm gonna run the TKO500 that I had behind the KB blown 306.
  11.96 @ 118 MPH old 306 KB; 428W coming soon.

What trans behind a 5.8L swap?

Reply #2
Sticky tires and a stock WC T-5 = broken T-5 parts.

Tremec TKO behind my 351W.

83 351W TKO'd T-Bird on the bottle


93 331 Mustang coupe that beat your mom's LTD

What trans behind a 5.8L swap?

Reply #3
Stock s.o. plus t-5 equals broken motor mounts. I replaced 6 in about a year. I have been known to be hard on stuff though.
Quote from: jcassity
I honestly dont think you could exceed the cost of a new car buy installing new *stock* parts everywhere in your coug our tbird. Its just plain impossible. You could revamp the entire drivetrain/engine/suspenstion and still come out ahead.
Hooligans! 
1988 Crown Vic wagon. 120K California car. Wifes grocery getter. (junked)
1987 Ford Thunderbird LX. 5.0. s.o., sn-95 t-5 and an f-150 clutch. Driven daily and going strong.
1986 cougar.
lilsammywasapunkrocker@yahoo.com

What trans behind a 5.8L swap?

Reply #4
So what about automatic? Anyone run a AODE?
1988 Thunderbird Sport. No engine, no trans, turbocoupe disk diff with 3:27 gears, 31 spline axles and Cobra clutch packs, Turbocoupe front brakes.

Bought this car back as an old project car.

:burnout:

What trans behind a 5.8L swap?

Reply #5
My car makes a little over 400hp to the wheels from its supercharged 5.0 and I started off with a fresh built 3.35 T5. I race the car with 26x10.5 MT ET Street R bias tires and gotten a best 60ft of 1.61 running 12.00s at 116+

I blew that trans up after 4500 miles.  I bought the G-Force Street T5 with the 2.94 box and with a .59 overdrive.
http://www.gforcetransmissions.com/tran_gt-5.asp
This thing is a beast. A little louder than a stock T5 but I was able to step up to 3.90 rear gears so the car pulls like a monster in 3rd & 4th gears. Its rated to 600hp/500ftlbs and cruises 80mph at 2200.  I have $2600 invested into the trans and the new clutch disc to complete the swap.  I really couldnt find a better option at that price level and without changing 50 other parts on the car.
Brian R.
88 2.3t Ranger
83 TC  gt40p motor,Vortech,TFS1 cam,long tubes,MS PnP,T5,8.8,17x9 Cobra 17s

What trans behind a 5.8L swap?

Reply #6
deathbypsi. Good to know. For now the car will just be cruising around with a basic stock 5.8L with a 5.0L HO cam in it running Fitech Go EFI. Was looking at keeping it auto with a AODE or V6 4R70W and a trans controller. I am looking at the cost between swapping to manual or keeping it auto.
1988 Thunderbird Sport. No engine, no trans, turbocoupe disk diff with 3:27 gears, 31 spline axles and Cobra clutch packs, Turbocoupe front brakes.

Bought this car back as an old project car.

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