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SundanceKid
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posted 01-31-2002 01:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SundanceKid   Click Here to Email SundanceKid     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have had my eyes on a Tremec 5spd for some time. I would love to have a 5th gear for highway blasts/economy. I like the power rateing the trans has, and the idea of a smooth shifting transmission. I have a toploader now what I don't like about it is the weight and from all my experiences (not me personaly) the old 4spds always locked up and shifted like crap! Every one I used to race always at the 2-3 shift locked up....darn it had to race them again...excuse or legit I have no idea? It will take me some time to save the money for that Tremec! My goal is to get the car done in under 10 years!

What do you all think 4spd or 5spd?

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65_289
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posted 01-31-2002 03:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65_289   Click Here to Email 65_289     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by SundanceKid:
I have had my eyes on a Tremec 5spd for some time. I would love to have a 5th gear for highway blasts/economy. I like the power rateing the trans has, and the idea of a smooth shifting transmission. I have a toploader now what I don't like about it is the weight and from all my experiences (not me personaly) the old 4spds always locked up and shifted like crap! Every one I used to race always at the 2-3 shift locked up....darn it had to race them again...excuse or legit I have no idea? It will take me some time to save the money for that Tremec! My goal is to get the car done in under 10 years!

What do you all think 4spd or 5spd?


Tremec rules!!! I have a 3550 and 4.11's!!!

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TomP
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posted 02-01-2002 02:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have heard the Tremec doesn't shift that easily. not sure how that compares to a Toploader, they shift fine. Must be the shifter or adjustment there unless the tranny was bad inside.

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65_289
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posted 02-01-2002 09:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65_289   Click Here to Email 65_289     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by TomP:
I have heard the Tremec doesn't shift that easily. not sure how that compares to a Toploader, they shift fine. Must be the shifter or adjustment there unless the tranny was bad inside.

It shifts fine, provided you have a good afermarket shifter, like the Tri-Ax.

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SundanceKid
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posted 02-01-2002 07:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SundanceKid   Click Here to Email SundanceKid     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From what I know the 4spds were in good condition, all stock linkages but in good condition. It was the linkage that always caused all the problems if I remember. My buddies used to have to crawl under the car and yank or push on something? The 4spd I have shifts so tight that you can hardly tell what gear your in.

So one vote tremec one vote 4spd.

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chips67
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posted 02-02-2002 08:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for chips67   Click Here to Email chips67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
have a toploader in perfect shape, you cant powershift it, trust me. i can powershift a t-5 all day but i dont know about the tremec, have heard that it was harder to shift than the t-5.

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SundanceKid
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posted 02-03-2002 12:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SundanceKid   Click Here to Email SundanceKid     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I LOVE to bang gears! The HARDER the better! I am aware this is hard on parts and the car...and I don't realy care!Of all the cars I've owned the clutches have lasted 100,000 miles or more. U-joints are another story.....LOL

Ok let's make sure I'm on the same page; power shifting to me is shifting without letting off the throttle, speed shifting is shifting with removal of the throttle but very quickly.

So the toploaders have trouble power shifting? Hmmmm that might not do! I was realy starting to shift the direction of keeping the 4spd...hmmm keep talkin I'm listening

One vote Tremec One vote 4spd One vote T-5

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TomP
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posted 02-03-2002 02:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i don't let off the throttle to shift my ramptruck...Toploaders are much easier.

It won't hurt the tranny if you tap the clutch right.
Tom

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SundanceKid
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posted 02-03-2002 12:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SundanceKid   Click Here to Email SundanceKid     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ok....now I'm considering the T-5 "Z"
In real life how do these trannies hold up? I have heard they are weak?
Now remembering my "abusive" habits plus a 400 HP engine at some point. All done on street tires....I will never run slicks at least not DRAG slicks My car may see the strip once or twice a year. I'm an AutoXer for life. How well do you think this tranny will hold up?

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