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post #1 of 14 Old 06-07-2008, 06:35 AM Thread Starter
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T5 trans for racing

I have a t5 with 2nd gear synchro popping, I was talking to an old school racer and told me that if I grind off every other tooth on the synchro I could shift the trans with no clutch, for racing only this would not be street worthy.
I ask because the t5 I have is an extra and figured what do I have to loose if it works.
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Is this from experience?

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Just get a tko 500 or 600 and have liberty faceplate it for you.It will be alot stronger

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You can't shift it without the clutch doing it that way. Well, you can, but you'll tear it up in a hurry. That mod is done to make powershifting (shifting without lifting off the gas) easier.

A buddy of mine did that and it worked ok. Took a while and made a mess though. You're better off checking over the NMRA site for a used pro-shifted box.

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if it is a spare, send it to liberty and have it done correctly. then start saving for a g-force or astro trans with the same mods if you like it because it wont last too long.

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Never powershift a T-5 to a T-56 with out a clutch... The shock on the gear will shatter the gear... thats what Liberty gears told me when i asked them. But Your friend is partially correct... thats what people used to do with T-5 to get them to shift faster and more consistent in the earlier day before Liberty gears, Hanlon, MMR, Gforce, etc. But it is worth sending it away and getting it done... Time, $$, frustration...
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I sent my stock T5 to Liberty about 2-3 years ago to be proshifted. It cost me about $600-$650. Tranny shifts like butter at the track! Just tap the clutch and pull a gear! The first season I had it I probably put 60-80 passes on it but the last two probably just 20-30 passes combined. Still shifts great and didn't cost me $1800 like the g-force.


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stanglx, can you elaborate on what was done to your transmission to have it proshifted? For $600ish what was done? New gears?
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stanglx, can you elaborate on what was done to your transmission to have it proshifted? For $600ish what was done? New gears?
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stanglx, can you elaborate on what was done to your transmission to have it proshifted? For $600ish what was done? New gears?
I'd liek to know too, since I'm going to need to upgrade mine.. and I don't want to spend 2k on a g-force.. if liberty is going to do it for $600..

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pro shift your transmission does not make it any stronger. if you are going to upgrade your transmission as in you need it to handle more power... your taking a step backwards. pulling it into gear at higher rpms is just gunna break a stock t5 faster.
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