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Offline Stankywankykime

World Class T-5 good choice for stock L33?
« on: December 05, 2018, 10:58:52 PM »
Swapping my Rx-7 from a 5.7 Junkyard efi smallblock to a 100k mile L33 Aluminum 5.3. I know the 4l60e i have i can make work, but i would love a manual, and also have a world class T-5 out of a 305 Trans am laying around i bought for the 5.7. I was looking around for t56ís and also transmissions out of a 350z, butttt I ran into a thread of people putting these WC T-5ís behind an LS! Ive only found install how-to guides and videos of them driving in rx-7ís, but ive never heard anyone talk about how long its Lasted. So i would love your opinion! I know the T-5s are weak, and that i would have to shift like a grandma, but being a broke 17 year old i cant think of any way id be able to afford an ls t-56 without selling my Miata right now. Anyone with experience of an Ls with a WCT5 behind it in an rx7? I figure with my car being fully gutted it might be light enough to withstand it. Who knows?

Thank you!

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Re: World Class T-5 good choice for stock L33?
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2018, 09:11:11 AM »
What do you want to do with the car?     If youíre nice to it, itíll live a while, but remember youíre at 2x the rated torque holding of that transmission.
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Offline Supe

Re: World Class T-5 good choice for stock L33?
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2018, 09:18:35 AM »
My WC T5 made for a great clutch alignment tool once I yanked the input shaft out of it, but not much else.