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s10 5 spd handle mild small block?

i have a 350 to 375 hp at the flywheel 327. im planning on slidin it in an s10. i know the 2.8 5 spd will not bolt to the small block, and i know the 4.3 5 spd will. my question is will a 4.3 s10 5spd handle a mild small block? im planning on running 5.56 gears.

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i have a 350 to 375 hp at the flywheel 327. im planning on slidin it in an s10. i know the 2.8 5 spd will not bolt to the small block, and i know the 4.3 5 spd will. my question is will a 4.3 s10 5spd handle a mild small block? im planning on running 5.56 gears.
The T5 is weak. How well it'll hold up depends a LOT on how you plan on using this truck.

I can only guess by the gearing that you intend to use tall tires, and going offroad. If that's the case, keep looking, IMHO.

Either trans should fit a Chevy bellhouse, IIRC. But the gear ratios in the trans are all over the place. Some guys who try to use the T5, will opt for a WC (World Class) T5 from an F-body, etc. But these transmissions have the shifter located further back than the S-10 box.

Here are a couple sites for more info:

http://www.inliners.org/Jack/t5_page.html Inliners tech web page for T5 transmissions

http://www.moderndriveline.com/
Modern Driveline's home page with T5 tech links

http://www.stovebolt.com/techtips/t5tranny.htm Stovebolt.com's web page for T5 transmissions

http://www.garage-scene.com/t5-into-ag-body/ Garage Scene web page - great T5 identification information

http://www.fordmuscle.com/archives/2...swap/index.php Ford Muscle's T5 web page

http://pomoforacing.com/tech/T5Rebuild2002.pdf PoMoFoRacing tech web page link on rebuilding a T5 transmission

http://www.5speeds.com/t5/index.html 5speeds.com www.5speeds.com

http://www.moderndriveline.com/Techn...t5_history.htm Modern Driveline

D&D Performance (248) 926-6220 http://www.ddperformance.com
Hanlon Motorsports (610) 469-2695 (610) 469-2694 http://www.hanlonmotorsports.com
National Drivetrain (800) 507-4327 (773) 376-9135 http://www.nationaldrivetrain.com
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http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=169265 HAMB Links

http://www.flatheadv8.org/t5-swap.htm
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i was actually planning on a track/ stoplight warior i would be snatchin a few gears though. i was askin because using a trans in the truck saves a few buck do u know of a stock 5 spd that would handle a few "rough" drives? and doyou know if the 3rd gen trans mounts are the same im willing to relocace the shifter hole in the floor if that trans will handle a lilmore pressure.
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Get a V8 T5, that's the strongest. You can easily swap the S-10 tailhousing onto a Camaro trans to relocate the shifter. There are only two types of cases, the standard GM/Muncie bolt pattern that bolts to any GM bellhousing, and the Ford bolt pattern. GM used the Ford pattern cases starting with the mid-90s World Class T5s.
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