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Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:00 pm 
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I was wondering if any six speed gearboxes would bolt onto an XG without major modifications. The 5 speed is fine, but this Ute does many long trips travelling at about 130kmh and it revs at about 3000. Which i think is quite good for that speed, but would like to bring it down a bit if that's even possible, and save a bit of fuel. (not that its that bad on fuel anyway) has anyone done or heard of this, any suggestions?

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:52 pm 
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try swapping diff for 2.92-1 and see how that goes before committing to a 6 speed swap, had an xd with 2.77-1 diff and t5 and that was a bit too tall, wasn't worth using 5th unless doing 150km or above. (hypothetically of course) for legal reasons lol.
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Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:13 pm 
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thanks rusty. I think i might go with 2.92-1. Actually makes a lot more sense than gearbox swap. Are the diffs that hard to change?

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:19 am 
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So if we use a VT-VZ LS1 box , apart from the speedo issue's i have read, tail shaft shouldnt be all to hard get a custom one

What else am i looking at on fitting ? , which malwood kit would i need for the clutch pedal "conversion" ?
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Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:53 am 
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The early EA's with T5's had 2.92 diff gears.....I had one.....the auto's ( BW51's ) had 2.77's.

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 2:06 am 
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The early EA's with T5's had 2.92 diff gears.....I had one.....the auto's ( BW51's ) had 2.77's.


ahh yes yes obviously 4.11s in the diff or some type of gear change

I have read on here a 1/4 mile time of a AU XR8 with a T56 doing a shocking time for some reason 2.2sec 60ft time or something which i expected to be a lot quicker maybe the first and 2nd gears in the T56 are different ratios then the T5s ?
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Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 12:10 pm 
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Early T5's were 3.50:1 first gear, and the later ones were 3.25:1....these are 6 cyl ones.

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:22 am 
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my EA was 3 speed but now T5. T5 with 2.77 gears it does about 1900 at 100km/h

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 3:40 am 
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Lol. I'd forgotten all about this thread... 89.SVO thats weird. My XG with t5 and 3.27 or 3.23 whatever the f**k it is also sat on 1900 at 100kmh same as you with 2.77... And it had a stupidly short first gear that was completely useless unless hill starting on a near vertical hill... Maybe Ford screwed up with me XG and the gearbox was made of spare parts from various different models lol.

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:47 am 
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my speedo is probably out. gearbox come out a ea with 3.08 diff gears

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:54 pm 
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least you dont have 3.45's and sit on 2700 at 110 just before the cam powerband and suck fuel like a lord like my old Ghia did... id hate to see what 4.11's are at.

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:13 pm 
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EF_wanabe wrote:
So if we use a VT-VZ LS1 box , apart from the speedo issue's i have read, tail shaft shouldnt be all to hard get a custom one

What else am i looking at on fitting ? , which malwood kit would i need for the clutch pedal "conversion" ?



If your going to use a t56 from a ls1 you'll need to swap the input shaft over from a Tuet 6000 which is a t56 from a vz 6L as its shorter . Or find a Tuet 6000 like I did .

You won't need a custom tail shaft I have a Tuet 6000 vz 6L t56 and my standard tail shaft fits perfect . The box is only like 40 mm longer than a t5 . Shifter came up in the normal spot just had to trim 20 mm from the trans tunnel .

I made my hydraulic pedal from a ba hydraulic clutch pedal assembly . Which is exactly what malwood do but mine was $600 cheaper lol

 

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