Originally Posted by matt'sdrag95
no offense but every t-5 built since 86 has been a world class. there's nothing special about em.
Matt that is incorrect 94/95 gt's and 93 cobras are the only factory cars that world class t-5 that are installed by the factory.
the front main bearing are visibly larger in diameter right under the input shaft and the output shaft is a little larger and has better output shaft bushing and carbon fiber syncros in 4th and 5th gear
all the t5's are just plain t5's the weak point of all mustangs
Ddperformance has tranny codes on there website so you can check what one you have if you cannot identify it.
in 86 borg warner quit making the NWC and started making ONLY WC t-5s.. Tremec just kept up the trend.. it's really just an improved bearing, blocker ring design.. the physical strength of the gears really never changed..
the weakness of the t-5 is the sliders.. powershifting kills them.. if unabused they can back a 600hp small block with no problems..
that being said, a relatively stock wc t-5 should last the open track/auto-x car forever because powershifting is a drag thing..(i know i've been building/rebuilding them for street strip cars for years).
a g-force version of the t-5 would be much stronger than the factory versions of both the tko and the t-56.. by leaps and bounds actually.
and the best place to get info on any t-5,t-45, and t-56s is Hanlon motorsports (hanlonmotorsports.com).
bob and linda have been runing that top notch shop forever and linda could answer more questions off the top of her head than the tech guy at D&D could look up in a book.
they are were going 9s with a prep'd t-5 long before g-force even came out with their high strength version, and before anyone else was even into selling the beefed up t-5s.
MUSTANG347, i'd give them a call and they can help you find something in your budget. 610-469-2695.