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« on: July 31, 2007, 01:24:27 pm »

What i am looking for is what power level & what you had to do to handle it.  Right now I'm about 370 rwhp (whatever that means) car should run mid 11's at least.  I am trying to get down in the low 10's with some spray as soon as I can afford to make it all work.  Right now I've got an 13 year old 2.95 gear t-5 that has stood up to a shoe box full of 11.70's
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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2007, 06:51:06 pm »

Use the clutch, religiously.  And when you shift, treat the shifter as if you're fast pitching an egg.

A Pro 5.0 shifter is a must.

But you know these things already if it's still alive after a stack of 11.70's...just keep doing what you're doing =).

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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2007, 08:11:33 pm »

I have over 600 passes on a 3,35 T5 that I put in the car in 1993. I dont powershift, set my pedal relatively high, use Centerforce DF clutches and have gone 11.08 without issues. Ive heard of guys going 10s with a stock T5, and Ive heard of people breaking them going 14s, so who knows.
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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2007, 09:11:28 pm »

I've got an old style Hurts that I put in the car in 1990 when I bought it.  I don' like the placement of a Pro 5.0.  I've got a AFM Hi-Rev clutch & drive it like I stole it.  I have always power shifted this thing.  I have no idea how anybody could shift this thing with no clutch.  If the cable is off just a little it won't shift.
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« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2007, 08:18:36 am »

I have a 335 unit that has 150-200 powershifted high 11 sec passes and an untold amount of street abuse.I have occasionally had to replace a broke shift fork or split syncro ring,but nothing catastrophic.
Another 335 unit I have  saw about 50 non-powershifted mid 11 sec passes this past year.
I have a 2.95 in the car now,which hopefully will be pro shifted by the end of the year.
Im using a std issue ford racing clutch.I also use/like the old school Hurst shifter.
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« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2007, 01:26:08 pm »

The worst that has happed in the past 17 years is a broken shift fork in the stock trans.  I had a drive line vibration a few years back & swapped in a 100k+ mile stock trans that didn't have a functionbal reverse droved it to the track, sprayed 11.70's for 8 passes  &  drove it home. 
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« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2007, 09:49:52 am »

I have a Hurst Billet SST shifter w/ a triax handle, and l9ike it alot. I never liked the Pro 50, or B&M stuff. I run a centerforce clutch and have had no issues going low 11s, gonna build a 347 on spray and cross my fingers.
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« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2007, 07:28:28 pm »

I have people all the time asking me questions about T5's (which I build for a living) and I try to explain to them there is a lot of factors in considering the strenght of the unit . Clutch type , weight of the car , rear end ratio , type of tire and actual driver have huge inputs on the equation .
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« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2007, 11:01:25 am »

i have a a t-5 that has been in my car behind a full bolt on 306 that has seen uncountable hole shots, burnouts, and launshes at 6000, i had it at the track a couple weeks ago launching at 5,000, no problems
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« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2007, 09:37:30 pm »

stock 87 t-5 on its way out though. won't go into third for anything.
trying to decide between tko and astro t-5
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« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2007, 10:32:32 am »

The Astro A5 kits are pretty nice but are expensive . If you can find a used Tremec TKO , thats the route I'd go . If you are going new , either choice is about the same . Hit me up if need anything .

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« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2007, 02:08:14 pm »

i have about 40 passes at the track with the 331, and tons of "street action" and it has been very good to me.
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« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2007, 09:28:29 pm »

I just put a D&D T5 in my mustang, I hope it holds up.
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« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2007, 10:03:14 pm »

mine came from D&D & has lasted 13 years so far.
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« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2007, 02:01:36 pm »

mine came from D&D & has lasted 13 years so far.


thats good to know!!!!
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