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 Post subject: Re: How to make a t5 handle big power
Posted: Tue May 28, 2013 11:19 pm 
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on top of just the box, you need:

pedal box
Hydaulic clutch setup
bellhousing
clutch
gear stick
cabling
shortened driveshaft
speedo correcter
labour to put it all in.

all up about $8 - $10K

i have done it and it's a sweet drive. The gear changes are a snick. The T3 TKO 5spd was my next choice
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 Post subject: Re: How to make a t5 handle big power
Posted: Wed May 29, 2013 1:09 am 
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TKFD wrote:
on top of just the box, you need:

pedal box
Hydaulic clutch setup
bellhousing
clutch
gear stick
cabling
shortened driveshaft
speedo correcter
labour to put it all in.

all up about $8 - $10K

i have done it and it's a sweet drive. The gear changes are a snick. The T3 TKO 5spd was my next choice


T3 has a TR3550, NOT a TKO.

 

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 Post subject: Re: How to make a t5 handle big power
Posted: Wed May 29, 2013 7:58 am 
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TKFD wrote:
on top of just the box, you need:

pedal box
Hydaulic clutch setup
bellhousing
clutch
gear stick
cabling
shortened driveshaft
speedo correcter
labour to put it all in.

all up about $8 - $10K

i have done it and it's a sweet drive. The gear changes are a snick. The T3 TKO 5spd was my next choice


see I can't justify spending that much to hang a few skids every now and then. $2700 is getting me my built BTR with a good 3000rpm lockable stall.

 

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 Post subject: Re: How to make a t5 handle big power
Posted: Wed May 29, 2013 9:16 am 
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89.SVO wrote:
TKFD wrote:
on top of just the box, you need:

pedal box
Hydaulic clutch setup
bellhousing
clutch
gear stick
cabling
shortened driveshaft
speedo correcter
labour to put it all in.

all up about $8 - $10K

i have done it and it's a sweet drive. The gear changes are a snick. The T3 TKO 5spd was my next choice


see I can't justify spending that much to hang a few skids every now and then. $2700 is getting me my built BTR with a good 3000rpm lockable stall.
Yes, but auto's are gay for every other day of the week. :mrgreen:

 

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Posted: Wed May 29, 2013 11:12 am 
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MAD wrote:
89.SVO wrote:
TKFD wrote:
all up about $8 - $10K


see I can't justify spending that much to hang a few skids every now and then. $2700 is getting me my built BTR with a good 3000rpm lockable stall.


Yes, but auto's are gay for every other day of the week. :mrgreen:



i'll just make do with me cheap EA/EB 5sp versions ....... . . . .. . :roll:


as too auto's being sooo gay ........... more like 'limp' .. standard... :?
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 Post subject: Re: How to make a t5 handle big power
Posted: Wed May 29, 2013 11:27 am 
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MAD wrote:
89.SVO wrote:
TKFD wrote:
on top of just the box, you need:

pedal box
Hydaulic clutch setup
bellhousing
clutch
gear stick
cabling
shortened driveshaft
speedo correcter
labour to put it all in.

all up about $8 - $10K

i have done it and it's a sweet drive. The gear changes are a snick. The T3 TKO 5spd was my next choice


see I can't justify spending that much to hang a few skids every now and then. $2700 is getting me my built BTR with a good 3000rpm lockable stall.
Yes, but auto's are gay for every other day of the week. :mrgreen:


but the btr can handle more power than the week a** t5 can..
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 Post subject: Re: How to make a t5 handle big power
Posted: Wed May 29, 2013 2:28 pm 
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I'm actually contemplating changing my ute over to auto so I can have more fun in it without having to worry about the gearbox.

 

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 Post subject: Re: How to make a t5 handle big power
Posted: Wed May 29, 2013 6:32 pm 
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Troyman wrote:
MAD wrote:
89.SVO wrote:
TKFD wrote:
on top of just the box, you need:

pedal box
Hydaulic clutch setup
bellhousing
clutch
gear stick
cabling
shortened driveshaft
speedo correcter
labour to put it all in.

all up about $8 - $10K

i have done it and it's a sweet drive. The gear changes are a snick. The T3 TKO 5spd was my next choice


see I can't justify spending that much to hang a few skids every now and then. $2700 is getting me my built BTR with a good 3000rpm lockable stall.
Yes, but auto's are gay for every other day of the week. :mrgreen:


but the btr can handle more power than the week a** t5 can..


exactly my point. a built one will handle a bit. Plus quicker over the 1/4, which is what this car is being built for.
No point saying that manuals are more fun, on a 1/4 they aren't. And doing stupid s**t on the street isn't worth it anymore

 

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 Post subject: Re: How to make a t5 handle big power
Posted: Wed May 29, 2013 6:53 pm 
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How quick are you planning to go?
A5 gear sets have done consistent 10's in fox body stangs.

Manuals are heaps more fun (without being a d**k head). I love mine.
I can't stand autos, even tiptronic ones.


But this thread is about building a T5, not discussing transmission preference.

 

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Posted: Wed May 29, 2013 7:58 pm 
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as quick as I can with about 250rwkw. Then, build forged motor, up the boost and go as fast as I can til the BTR can't handle it

 

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 Post subject: Re: How to make a t5 handle big power
Posted: Wed May 29, 2013 8:01 pm 
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the other thing is the Fox body 'Stang is a good 200-250kgs lighter than an E series

 

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Posted: Wed May 29, 2013 8:37 pm 
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If you're building it for the strip, you can drop the weight of the EA quite a bit.
A full weight circuit EA (with driver) is about 1430kg. But you won't need a cage for the strip until you go real fast.
Stripped fox body (with driver) somewhere around 1360kg.
Not that much in it.



Anyway, start another thread, leave this one a discussion about the Astro A5 a***.

 

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Posted: Wed May 29, 2013 8:42 pm 
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MAD wrote:
If you're building it for the strip, you can drop the weight of the EA quite a bit.
A full weight circuit EA (with driver) is about 1430kg. But you won't need a cage for the strip until you go real fast.
Stripped fox body (with driver) somewhere around 1360kg.
Not that much in it.



Anyway, start another thread, leave this one a discussion about the Astro A5 a***.


ah, it's in an SVO. I'm not stripping it. I still wanna be able to drive it on the street.
But anywho, fair enough. Back on topic

 

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Posted: Wed May 29, 2013 9:04 pm 
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know someone who had one of those strengthened kits from usa and smashed the box with 260rwkw
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Posted: Wed May 29, 2013 9:32 pm 
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Troyman wrote:
know someone who had one of those strengthened kits from usa and smashed the box with 260rwkw


a A5 Astro kit? The complete kit?

 

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