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post #1 of 9 Old April 26th, 2014, 12:35 AM Thread Starter
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Tremec T56 Magnum XL Installed

...and it's awesome.

Huge improvement in shifting over the 3650. I used my existing RXT clutch and McLeod flywheel.

I went with the 2.97 - 2.10 - 1.46 - 1 - .80 - .63 gear set. Did the install myself in my garage. The SFI bellhousing is narrower than the 3650 bell housing and that gives you more room underneath.

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What rear gear do you have?I have 4.10s. I'm possibly going to go with the t56 and I can't decide the first gear I wanna go with

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I have 3.73 gears. I can't run 4.10s because I run out of 4th gear in the 1/4 with them.
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Hmm I doubt I'll ever hit 130+ mpg and my daily tires are 28". Decisions decisions lol

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Great comments Ford Evangelist....been thinking about this one for a bit and now you talked me into it. I still have my stock TR 3650 in mine and was wondering if you can confirm that my current Spec clutch/flywheel will work (or do I need 26 spline ), and my one piece drive shaft will be compatible, etc. Any fitment/clearance modifications necessary at all ?

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Great comments Ford Evangelist....been thinking about this one for a bit and now you talked me into it. I still have my stock TR 3650 in mine and was wondering if you can confirm that my current Spec clutch/flywheel will work (or do I need 26 spline ), and my one piece drive shaft will be compatible, etc. Any fitment/clearance modifications necessary at all ?
If you order the kit you'll get everything you need for the install. Clutch, ds, shifter etc

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Great comments Ford Evangelist....been thinking about this one for a bit and now you talked me into it. I still have my stock TR 3650 in mine and was wondering if you can confirm that my current Spec clutch/flywheel will work (or do I need 26 spline ), and my one piece drive shaft will be compatible, etc. Any fitment/clearance modifications necessary at all ?
You'll need a 26 spline clutch disc and the T56 uses a slip yoke tail shaft so you'll need a T56 into a S197 Mustang DS.

I presume the kit comes with the wiring for the reverse lockout.
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Also depending on the kit you get you will need a pinion seal as well. My kit came with a new pinion to mate the axle to the driveshaft. And yes it is leaps and bounds over the 3650. I am still putting my break in miles on it but so far I love it. first thing I noticed was the 1st to 2nd shift. I can actually shift with no worries of it locking out second. There was no need for any major body mods. And as for reverse lock out, you dont need one. When you try to put it in reverse it takes some effort so it not accidental. My stock wiring harness plugged right in.

What did you do with your exhaust? Mine hangs to low. Doesnt help that im on sportlines either.


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I was going to do the reverse lockout (wire to the brake pedal) but decided not to. It's not that bad getting into reverse and I like the safety factor there. Without the reverse lockout, I can't imagine accidentally hitting Reverse.

Yep, need a 26 spline clutch. I re-used my existing RXT and just replaced the slave and the pilot bearing since I had it out.

I bought mine as a kit and it included the Dynotech slip yoke driveshaft.

---------- Post added at 11:49 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:46 PM ----------

I have ARH longtubes and an o/r H pipe. The transmission didn't interfere with that at all. I'm on Eibach drag springs right now. I did buy a JPC driveshaft loop and that part does hit my H-pipe - so I have it (d/s loop) out for now until I figure out what to do with it.

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Also depending on the kit you get you will need a pinion seal as well. My kit came with a new pinion to mate the axle to the driveshaft. And yes it is leaps and bounds over the 3650. I am still putting my break in miles on it but so far I love it. first thing I noticed was the 1st to 2nd shift. I can actually shift with no worries of it locking out second. There was no need for any major body mods. And as for reverse lock out, you dont need one. When you try to put it in reverse it takes some effort so it not accidental. My stock wiring harness plugged right in.

What did you do with your exhaust? Mine hangs to low. Doesnt help that im on sportlines either.


---------- Post added at 11:53 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:49 PM ----------

Thanks. I wish I had done this sooner! haha I was considering an auto but decided on the Magnum and have 0 regrets.

Looks like you make about the same power I do - that's amazing on a stock 3650. You'll like the Magnum for sure. I didn't have any clearance issues with the transmission, only the driveshaft loop that I mentioned. Transmission install was a breeze.

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Great comments Ford Evangelist....been thinking about this one for a bit and now you talked me into it. I still have my stock TR 3650 in mine and was wondering if you can confirm that my current Spec clutch/flywheel will work (or do I need 26 spline ), and my one piece drive shaft will be compatible, etc. Any fitment/clearance modifications necessary at all ?
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