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 Post subject: Which T5 should i try to get?
Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:36 pm 
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I am looking to convert my XH 4.0L from slushbox to 5 speed manual. Which model 5 speed should I try to get? I can get a complete EA for a fair price, but I have heard the ED-on T5's are a better box. Whaddya reckon guys? :?

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Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 6:12 pm 
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There are differances in the box's after EB with synchro reverse, and bigger gears (except 4th 1:1).

I think my EA box is soo much better than other e-series box's, 1st is very short, i often use 3rd around suburb corners, never use 1st unless your stopped, but if you hate short gears youdd be better off with a later box, 5th can suck a bit, i get 2700rpm@110kph (9l/100 on highway).

If you get the ea box, the a weak link is in the 3 bolt clutch arrangement, ditch it for the newer 6bolt, and get a ripshift and your gold.

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Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:16 pm 
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the earlier gearbox's have cheaper clutches aswelll..also something to consider
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Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:08 pm 
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Ive got an EF T5 in the shed you can buy.

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:27 am 
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the earlier gearbox's have cheaper clutches aswelll..also something to consider


Only if you use the 3 bolt flywheel.

I made sure to source a 6 bolt flywheel and clutch kit, to go with my EA box in the Wagon.

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Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:59 am 
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BenJ wrote:
FORDom wrote:
the earlier gearbox's have cheaper clutches aswelll..also something to consider


Only if you use the 3 bolt flywheel.

I made sure to source a 6 bolt flywheel and clutch kit, to go with my EA box in the Wagon.

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Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:14 am 
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[quote="BenJ
I made sure to source a 6 bolt flywheel and clutch kit, to go with my EA box in the Wagon.
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Thanks for the info guys. Does anyone do aftermarket flywheels for the 4.0l ford? I couldnt see any on the yella terra website, anyone else?
Can a 3 bolt flywheel be drilled and tapped for the 6 bolt pressure plate? :D

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:14 pm 
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I haven't heard of any aftermarket flywheels, but when you can get yours lightened at the same time they machine it..
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Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:29 pm 
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i bought an ED gearbox and it came with a 3 bolt flywheel (misunderstanding on the sellers end) but i'd already purchased myself a brand new 6 bolt clutch. general consensus is you physically could re drill them as 6 bolt, but its not worth the effort. there are a few other differences too, they have a slightly different ring gear (still meshes the same to the starter however) and there is dowels in the 6 bolt flywheel as well.

in the end i just bought myself a new 3 bolt clutch and sold the 6 bolt item off. i only lost $10 in the whole transaction anyway.

also, there is nothing wrong with the 3 bolt flywheel and clutch, mine is great, and with a good clutch it'll stand up to anything you reasonably want to throw at it.

EDIT: i dont know wtf happened to the quote! :lol: imagine me quoting your last message sooty. ha ha

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:42 pm 
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i chucked my old 3bolt clutch/wheel out a while ago, but from memory im 99% sure the 6 bolt setup clutch plate has a bigger diamiter.

i just got enough advice that the 3bolt wouldnt take what i was planning to chuck at it, and got a new 6bolt wheel and xr6 spec clutch (i didnt belive the xr clutch would take it) and its lasted ages with many a 3000+rpm launch.

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:37 pm 
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I have EA t5 3 bolt behind my turbocharged ed.
I rally, I drift and I drag. It held up for a year before it pulled the bolts out of the flywheel. I didn;t realise this till after I bought a new clutch so i just threw another flywheel in.
Clutches are sooooooooo cheap for 3 bolts.

For N/A a 3 bolt is fine.
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Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:40 pm 
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FORDom wrote:
I haven't heard of any aftermarket flywheels, but when you can get yours lightened at the same time they machine it..


Nicks Performance Clutches (NPC Performance) in Brisbane to a 10.5" Clutch and Flywheel combo for E-Series

 

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