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Old 03-27-2009, 04:24 AM
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I bought a 95 nissan 240sx that was a dedicated drag/cruise night car. It has a 385hp 331. The current trans is a 400 turbo with was is supposed to be 3000 stall. It when holding the brake it starts roasting tires at 2500. I am slowly converting over to a daily driver. It has 4.08 gears so I want an over drive. The car used to be a manual and I have clutch pedal and s/c. I can't afford a T56 and would like a manual would a T5 handle it very well? I tend not to beat on my cars too much. It is that or a 700r4. I figure both will cost bout the same.

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The T5 is rated at 265, 300, 310, 330 ft/lbs depending on whether or not it's a <89, 90-93, 93 cobra, or ford z-spec, respectively (v8). You probably want to make sure the one you get is a World Class (full bearings & improved syncros). There are after-market T5s that can handle even more torque but they cost as much, if not more than a T56.

T5 longevity seems to be in the driver's hands more than its torque rating.
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The current trans is a 400 turbo with was is supposed to be 3000 stall. It when holding the brake it starts roasting tires at 2500.
That's really not an accurate measurement of the TC's stall speed, IMHO. In a light weight car or weight bias forward car or w/hard or skinny tires, you can break them loose below the TC stall speed.

Personally, I really like stick shift street cars. I believe a World Class will handle the 331, if you're careful.

What type rear end's under it?

s/c = slave cyl.?
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That's really not an accurate measurement of the TC's stall speed, IMHO. In a light weight car or weight bias forward car or w/hard or skinny tires, you can break them loose below the TC stall speed.

Personally, I really like stick shift street cars. I believe a World Class will handle the 331, if you're careful.

What type rear end's under it?

s/c = slave cyl.?
T5 is cable actuated. S/C = scatter shield?
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T5 is cable actuated. S/C = scatter shield?
Aaaahh, might just be... But non-OEM's could well be juice operated.
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T5 is cable actuated. S/C = scatter shield?
Wasn't ever a cable operated S-series T-5, or any Astro models either, never had a chance to see them in anything other than the F-body and Mustangs for cars. The F-body cars I've seen them in were all hydraulic clutch too.

I'm thinking he means slave cylinder.

I'm eventually swapping a T-5 into my Malibu, just need the time to get to work on it.
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thanks for the replies. I ment slave cylinder. I may just have to save for a T56. It just sucks when it cost 2 grand for a trans swap. If I am going to have to spend that much I might as well get another gear.
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