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Old 04-20-2002, 23:05   #1 (permalink)
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confused 6 Speed Manual for AV ?

This is what I'd like to know. I realise many people don't see the point of an extra economy gear that doesn't do anything for performance, but for long distance cruising, theyre a godsend.

Does Ford USA have a 6 speed in its catalogue anywhere ?
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Old 04-20-2002, 23:14   #2 (permalink)
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The only 6 speeder I can think of is from the F series. This mightn't be too appropriate for a Falcon.

I agree that a tall sixth gear is good for long-distance driving, therefore good for Australia.
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New Mustang Cobra has a 6 speed.
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Old 04-20-2002, 23:32   #4 (permalink)
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They sure do. You can get the TTC manufactured T56 gearbox, as used on LS1 Commodores, '00 Mustang Cobra R and a few others.

There is some info here:

http://www.ttcautomotive.com/products/tremec/t-56.htm

If you look in magazines like Street Machine you can find ads for local suppliers. There have even been kits engineered to drop one in a late model Falcon. You just might find some useful information here:

http://www.malwoodauto.com.au/

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Does anyone know about Ford's buyout or investment in Getrag?
If Ford has then how long will it be to they build a proper 6-speed gearbox.
The Skyline GT-R has a getrag 6 speeder and it's supposed to be a whole lot better than the Tremec
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The T56 is a pretty strong box, it's just not particularly user friendly.
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maybe it is more friendly to right hand shifts ?

also dont forget we mod the shifter to suit the holden
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Re: 6 Speed Manual for AV ?

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This is what I'd like to know. I realise many people don't see the point of an extra economy gear that doesn't do anything for performance, but for long distance cruising, theyre a godsend.

Does Ford USA have a 6 speed in its catalogue anywhere ?
I agree that the 6speed is more of an economy thing (T56 6th gear ratio is 0.5:1 or whatever). Please Ford why can't we have the option of a 6 speed gearbox?
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T56 is supposed to be a good box in the Viper where it has alot of torque.
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Old 04-21-2002, 15:34   #10 (permalink)
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Hopefully ford will introduce it as an option. Even if its just because holden has a 6 speed.... lots of punters go for bigger numbers.
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