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post #1 of 6 Old April 13th, 2012, 02:37 AM Thread Starter
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2.3 T5 in 5.0?

My transmission is trashed and all i have for now is a 4 banger t5 to use until i can get some money up. My car is a 5speed car so will the trans work without any different parts. Thanks for any help
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post #2 of 6 Old April 13th, 2012, 01:42 PM
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It will fit, just use the 5.0 bellhousing. I think the 4 cylinder t5 has quicker gear ratios too.
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post #3 of 6 Old April 13th, 2012, 02:16 PM
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^^ They have a 3.35 first gear or some stupid short gears...It'll work. Just don't beat it hard, or at all.

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It will work, I have done it before, you just need a different pilot bearing as the 2.3 t5 has a smaller end on the input shaft than the 5.0 t5. One from an late 80's mazda b2200 will work.

The 4cyl t-5 has a 3.95 first gear (most v-8 t5's have a 3.35 first, later v-8 t5's have a 2.95 first gear), so depending on your rear gear you may have a crazy low gear on takeoff. I ran one with a 3.80 rear gear and 1st gear was nearly unusable it was so low. By the time your foot gets to the floor you're at redline lol.

You can beat on them a little but I wouldn't power shift or anything like that.
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Diesel 4cy 2.3 pilot bearing.
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post #6 of 6 Old April 15th, 2012, 11:27 PM Thread Starter
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thanks for all your help guys
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