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Old 01-16-2003, 19:27   #1 (permalink)
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Question BA Xr8 manual transmission type?

I would assume the T5 is out the the picture, so what transmission does it have?

I have stories about a 6 speed variation of the Tremec box.
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I believe it's the same gearbox as featured in the T3's and mustangs.

Tremec TR3550's.

If so, you wont be popping them in a hurry...

I read somewhere they chose the TR3550's as "Ford engineers were not satisfied with the shift quality of the T56" and believe me i can support that theory!

I hate driving Manual GEN3's as i always miss 3rd, crunch into reverse, have it pop out of reverse....
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Old 01-16-2003, 21:55   #3 (permalink)
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It is the TR3650 same as T3, not Mustang which use a T45.

It is a 5-speed. However 5th gear (0.68) is not as tall as in the T3 (0.62).

The shift quality of the T56 was due to Holden's using a different shifter and they are the ones who stuffed it up, not Tremec.
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Don't know but I know that its a hell of a lot lighter that the previous ones.
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yeah it's the TR3650, which is appearently is a Toploader with a 5th gear. Tremec (when they were a seperate company to BW) bought all the dies and plans from ford when they discontinued it.....Tremec have also strengthened it a little also.....they are rated at about 650 horsepower so I think you would have buckly's chance of breaking it with a 360 horsepower XR8....

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Gearbox strength is rated by torque capacity not horsepower.

The TR-3650 is hardly the strongest box TTC has available but I guess Ford found it the best match for the BA V8s.

Check out the detail here.

http://www.ttcautomotive.com/English...ts/TR-3650.asp
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The TR3550 is what they used to call the "toploader plus one". It is essentially a five speed alloy case toploader. BW were never involved with it. The BA V8's run a TR3650-5, with a closer ratio fifth than the T series. First to fourth remain unchanged. They are essentially a cross between a T56, a modular mustang T45 and a TR3550. They have an integral bellhousing, AUS versions also have a custom input shaft. They will only fit modular engine in BA (or AU, if you're keen.)
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Does the 3650 have the same shift pattern as the top loader (reverse left below 2nd)?
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Does the 3650 have the same shift pattern as the top loader (reverse left below 2nd)?
Ah, good for rocking out of bogs eh!
I wonder if we'll see many BA's geting around down the track with the T56 six speed?....along with realistic gearing of course.
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Does the 3650 have the same shift pattern as the top loader (reverse left below 2nd)?
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