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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-19-2001, 08:53 PM
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Anyone run or broke a WC T-5

Well I finally broke the rest of the teeth off the reverse idler and counter shaft in my non world class T-5. I am considering getting a WC T-5 since it is a direct bolt in. My question is how strong are they. If I broke the reverse gear in one year on the NWC what chance will a WC stand.

Was this replacement a direct install as advertised or was more work need.

Has anyone broke a WC T-5 and what broke.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 09-20-2001, 03:04 AM
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Re: Anyone run or broke a WC T-5

The World Class T-5 has improved bearings, output shaft, and organic synchros. I don't know about the gear sets though.
Tourqe rating is 300ft/lb. Up I think from 220ft/lb for the T5.

I don't know about the direct replacement issue, but I guess the ones offerred by Advanced Adapters would be.
Back when I was considerring swapping one in place of a T4 the output shaft needed changing when the tranny came from a Mustang or Camaro. Advanced wasn't suplying complete WC T-5s then.

My take is it would be a modest improvement in reliability.
I put a strong running 350 in my jeep, so I bit the bullet and went for the NV4500. Had I been running the 6 cyl. I would have been willing to try the WC T-5.

Wish I could offer you more first hand experience.

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Re: Anyone run or broke a WC T-5

Thanks PsychoJeeper, I would like a bolt in replacement due to lack of tools for fabrication or I would look into the NV4500. Sadly that is not an option right now.

Has anyone run one or more importently Broke a WC T-5. Any info or experiences would be a great help.

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Re: Anyone run or broke a WC T-5

I know others are running this setup. any impressions would be great.

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Re: Anyone run or broke a WC T-5

I don't have a WC T5, but from what I read from previous posts, they are alot stronger than the T5. They are a bolt in swap. Do a search for "WC T5" and see what you come up with. I just did a search and this is what was posted.

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Re: Anyone run or broke a WC T-5

I have had one for about 5 years now behind a mildly warmed up 6 cylinder. I run 33" Swampers and have 4.27 gears and ARB's in both ends. It has performed quite well with no problems. I too couldn't afford a NV4500, and the WC T-5 is perfect for my application.



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Re: Anyone run or broke a WC T-5

I run an AA WC T-4 behind a 258. So far I've had no problems. It was a bolt in swap for a SR-4 and is a perfect match to a T-4 or T-5. I did have to get the big clutch cover assembly. Some jeeps have 10.5" clutch. AA sends a 11" disc. It shifts so smooth, more like a car.

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Re: Anyone run or broke a WC T-5

As for the direct replacement issue:
You should contact Advanced Adapters. If I remember right, a WC T-5 from a Ford Mustang would bolt to a Jeep bellhousing, and you could get an kit from A.A. to adapt it to a Dana 300.
The WC T-5 to Dana 300 kit ran about $495 or so.
Or you could just get the whole tranny ready to go from them.


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Re: Anyone run or broke a WC T-5

Even *IF* you could somehow put in a Mustang T-5 by doing major tailshaft mods, you would still be stuck with using the crappy 1st gear ratio of about 3:1


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