Originally posted by XBXR6UTEMAN
Your saying a T-5 is as weak as a Supra? I know the Celice 5spd is shite but Ive heard from lots of people the Supra is A1. No negatives at all.
I also thought that the T5 was expensive, rare, blah blah, can you clear it up for me please. I just want to know how hard I can go on the T5 without doing any damage (impossible?). Its a 4ltr OHC 6 motor.
My mates gearbox wasnt the problem as we had thought, the other diff that was put in was the culprit. Anyway a mechanic for Tilford told me the T5 could easily habdle the "power"?? of a 253.
Lots of people like the T5 as well. They are a good box, but can't handle lots of grunt. All I'm saying is that I don't think that the common supra boxes are any better than a T5. The late model twin turbo boxes are a different story (and cost!)
T5s are relatively cheap. Wreckers sell them for about $600-$1000, and they are cheaper again in the trading post.
The 'power' of a 253. How long is a piece of string? It would depend on how tourquey the motor was, and HOW THE CAR WAS DRIVEN.