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Okay I will be getting a 1993 Mustang GT here in the next few weeks from my friend. It has a T5 in it. This car at most will see 400hp to the wheels. I have driven many Mustangs more specfically Fox Bodies. I really like the T5 but I have been on this site and the C4 just seems like it would be a ton of fun to screw around with on the street. I would love to have something around here that no really has. THis car would be mostly daily driven with no more than 5 or 6 times at the strip a year. More of a cruiser. I would like to go with a full manual VB and build it myself. The question is do I take out the T5 or not? Need your guys' opinions here.

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Get the C4 and rebuild it. When you take out the T5 at the track you will have a backup
 

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That is debated all the time. If you are running Brakets the automatic will get you consistant. For sheer fun nothing like an stick. My point was that at the track the T5's can be destroyed with a bad launch and a session of wheel hop missed shift ect. The C4/C5's can be found in the bone yards for next to nothing. It is a simple and easy tranny to rebuild for performance. Parts are fairly inexpensive. I ran for 2 yrs with a v6 converter on mine at the strip. Till i saved up a nicer stall.
Do not think an automatic will make you go faster but it will make you run consistant.

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I learned to drive with a stick. All my normal cars are manual shift . I will NEVER race with a stick. Way too many parts breakage issues. Cost really start stacking up too when you get into the caliber of parts necessary to handle 400 plus horsepower consistently. Addd Nitrous and you are really screwing the pooch with a T5 or any other manual tranny for that matter. The C4 can be built to handle 600 plus HP for CHEAP compared to the manual tranny that would be comparable plus its so easy to rebuild the little things its not even funny. A set of clutches and bands for one is well under a hundred bucks. Priced a quality manual clutch lately?

Of course none of the durability questions come into play if you never hook the tires up but if you do I'd rather have a well built automatic under me than even a top loader.
 

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awesome thanks for the opinions guys! Theres a swap coming up here really soon and I'll be on the lookout for a c4. Im sure Ill have more questions for you all but in the mean time I'll go back to using the search and keep on reading.

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Stick with the T5 if its a multi purpouse car and daily driven and your only looking for 400hp. Unless you are making a dedicated drag car the 5 speed is alot more fun and more versital (read between the lines OVERDRIVE).
 

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You will get a big surprise how much its going to cost to change....it won't be that cheap. Think about shifter, driveshaft changes, slip yoke, cooler and lines, flex plate, trans and mods and ofcourse the converter.
There is a thread on this site about a guy that changed from a manual to C4....it actually slowed it down (maybe due to a converter mis-match)?? I agree with dfree....if your multi-purpose it may be a backward step.
 

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On the other hand many people have gone quicker with a C4 over a T5. A good quality, properly matched converter is an important part.
 

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On 2006-04-04 13:38, cmf60 wrote:
You will get a big surprise how much its going to cost to change....it won't be that cheap. Think about shifter, driveshaft changes, slip yoke, cooler and lines, flex plate, trans and mods and ofcourse the converter.
There is a thread on this site about a guy that changed from a manual to C4....it actually slowed it down (maybe due to a converter mis-match)?? I agree with dfree....if your multi-purpose it may be a backward step.
I just went from a T-5 to C4 it is not that bad of job and if look around you can find a stock shifter from a AOD stang and use it and the stock shifter cable. As for the driveshaft use your stock one. (T-5,AOD and C4 are the same) Use your stock cross-member just cut the spot weld and slide it where you need it.(do not have reweld) For the cooler you can use the one that is built into the stock radiator.You can buy some 3/8 steel line NAPA in 25ft roll and ends.

Jack

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