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Well, i had a good drive of an XR8 260 with the new 6 speed manual and i cant think of 1 better new feature to add to such a car!! The close ratio 6 speed makes a world of difference and every gear you grab drops the revs by only 500rpm. Simply sensational. I do not think the 0-100kkm/h acceleration will improve much but the 1/4 mile will for sure. Reverse is in an unsual position being top right, next to fifth but gear shift quality and clutch pedal feel transforms the traditonal feel into somthing good.

I strongly recommend this manual box to any enthuiast. Feel free to ask any questions in relation to this thread.

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I enjoyed it too, the gearshift is very well spaced apart, 100km/hr in 6th is similar to what it is in the 5 speed, but all the other gears are so much more usable

I couldnt get over how refined and smooth it felt...i'm damn sure my ute didnt feel like that before it had mods. Even the handling felt smoother....maybe mines worn out though, dont think it is much harder in ride with 18's over the 17's

That gearbox in the typhoon or a GT should make them really boogy :hy:
 

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gadgetman said:
Well, i had a good drive of an XR8 260 with the new 6 speed manual and i cant think of 1 better new feature to add to such a car!! The close ratio 6 speed makes a world of difference and every gear you grab drops the revs by only 500rpm. Simply sensational. I do not think the 0-100kkm/h acceleration will improve much but the 1/4 mile will for sure. Reverse is in an unsual position being top right, next to fifth but gear shift quality and clutch pedal feel transforms the traditonal feel into somthing good.

I strongly recommend this manual box to any enthuiast. Feel free to ask any questions in relation to this thread.

Cheers
What sort of revs was the car doing at 100 kays in 6th
Cheers Alex.
 

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Got to love the T56 ay. hence why holden has ran them in the GenIII ;)

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I have driven a BA GT many times and I didn't think It needed a 6 speed, It is realy good the way it is. I think this might be a marketing ploy to bring Ford inline with GM, But anyway who's to say? not me......
 

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With my experience with t5 and the T56 the T56 is far better, just didnt like the feel of the T5 slotting gears, but the T5 did feel more firm than the T56 in the GenIII

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TeamKiwi said:
Got to love the T56 ay. hence why holden has ran them in the GenIII ;)

Simon
good point simon, but unlike the Holdens our 6th gear is usable from 80km with the stock gear ratio's :angel:

The shift quality is pretty good too, still longer than a T-3650 with a short shift but a lot better shifts especially 2nd-3rd than the current BA
 

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Rodderz said:
good point simon, but unlike the Holdens our 6th gear is usable from 80km with the stock gear ratio's :angel:
Before i comment, are you referring to the current T5 you have?

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wtf ahhhh ok lol, your diff ratio is 3,46 yhea give or take, they should rev a lil more than the t56 because of 6th gear sitting on about 1550rpm @ 100km/h
 

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Rodderz said:
Alex, just under 2grand...1850-1900 or so didnt get a long look
I thought it might have been lower than that, but then again it's not like the Holden's ratio in that they sit on about 1500/1600 at 100klm.
 

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sbutler said:
I have driven a BA GT many times and I didn't think It needed a 6 speed, It is realy good the way it is. I think this might be a marketing ploy to bring Ford inline with GM, But anyway who's to say? not me......
I think that all the Falcon line-up will benefit from this upgrade.If the 6 th gear can be used under the 100 kay mark then it will be a great bonus for those who are worried about Fuel costs.
Cheers Alex.
 

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galaxy xr8 said:
I thought it might have been lower than that, but then again it's not like the Holden's ratio in that they sit on about 1500/1600 at 100klm.
Yes the final drive of the T56 in the new BA is slightly higher than the version in the commodore, with a 3.46 diff in XR8, currently it is 3.23

I'm sure someone posted up the gearbox ratio's of the 6 speed in the BA but cant remember what thread it was in
 

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My neighbor is always complaining about his V8 Monaro 6 speed and how long the ratios are. He reckons you nearly need to take her back to 1st to make it around a corner. He seems to be a pretty good driver, but the ratios seem pretty long when he takes off...
 

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FPV TURBO said:
My neighbor is always complaining about his V8 Monaro 6 speed and how long the ratios are. He reckons you nearly need to take her back to 1st to make it around a corner. He seems to be a pretty good driver, but the ratios seem pretty long when he takes off...
yes but the guy who fits 3,7 or 3,9's to his car cant change quick enough the smart LS1 owner smokes the other guy in the manual cause he either cant launch or cant change gears ;)

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yes but the guy who fits 3,7 or 3,9's to his car cant change quick enough the smart LS1 owner smokes the other guy in the manual cause he either cant launch or cant change gears ;)

Simon
Haha that sounds like me but i'm waiting for the GURU him self to teach me.Maybe i can go fast too one day. :teach:
Cheers Alex.
 

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TeamKiwi said:
yes but the guy who fits 3,7 or 3,9's to his car cant change quick enough the smart LS1 owner smokes the other guy in the manual cause he either cant launch or cant change gears ;)

Simon
Rightio :zzz:
 

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