they're known to bend. a local guy has been machining billet forks and selling them. he rebuilds alot of t45's.
Your thinking shift fork... hes talking clutch fork. I know what shift forks your talking about. I saw a member selling them on one of the mustang websites. They look like they would be bitching for sure. Funny thing is I BEAT THE HELL out of all my T45s and have never broken one. I literally power shift my Mustang daily for the past 2 years and have never broken a shift fork. Just goes to show that a properly adjusted clutch, decent shifter with shift stops and a little skill can make them last along time. I'm sure if I tossed a pair of slicks on and started doing 5k RPM launches the story would be different though.
I also changed my clutch fork though on my t45. At 125k miles the clutch fork was so worn it would rattle against the dam bell housings, pop and grind and everything else lol. The pocket was almost worn through
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