Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Meridian, Idaho,U.S.A.
I just blew up my T5Z which had a 2.95 first gear(similar to what the TKO's first gear is) and have reverted back to a stock T5 with the 3.35 first gear. The 3.35 first gear makes for easier stop light take off's, and it makes the car feel a little lighter under normal acceleration. However it goes by super quick if you go WOT. The 2.95 was definitely more usable. I have 3.27 rear gears, BTW.
I'm planning on going TKO-600 myself as soon as I save up the money. Gonna have to nurse around this stock T5 until then.
1989 5.0 T5 LX Hatch - Explorer Short Block with an FMS F-303 cam, TFS TW170 heads, Tmoss Ported Cobra Intake, an On3 Turbo Kit with a 67mm Ceramic Ball Bearing Turbo, and backed by a T56 Magnum 6spd with 3.55's