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Discussion in 'Drivetrain, Exhaust and Electrical' started by gww52, Apr 13, 2019.

  1. VoodooBoss

    VoodooBoss Rick Moderator

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    As a guy who broke his MT-82 three times, twice after a clutch upgrade, I don’t think it’s durable enough. Regardless you’re probably not reading this or planning on making upgrades because yours hasn’t broke. I do think a lot of issues are due to the crappy stock clutch. My recommendation is to upgrade the clutch immediately and not wait for issues to arise.
     
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  2. Daegoba

    Daegoba TMO Intermediate

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    Don’t worry, Voodoo, I’m reading!

    I’ve considered a clutch upgrade and shifter change before issues arise, actually. Seems the best “fix” for these seems to be preventive modifications. This is why I lurk here quite often; to learn from those that have more experience than I.
     
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    For my purpose, the stock 3.73 works for me...:D
     
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    VoodooBoss will take his cars to the limit..................
     
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    I have to ask; why would you not return a transmission to customer that did not look like new. Sorry guys, that’s jus “BS” in my book. It’s a sign of a poorly run shop and indefensible.
     
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    Have to agree with this. I grew up hanging around and working in a race shop and they lived by the old saying "cleanliness is next to godliness", meant in a mechanical way. Nothing they touched was dirty after they touched it and the first thing a car got after it came back from the track was a thorough inspection followed by an equally thorough clean up, top and bottom.
     
  7. gww52

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    Believe me they were dirty and did not look good at all.I was shocked at the look of the first but the second still was not close to looking new.They paint right over the dirt and grease.
     
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    Agree with Madhatter it is weird that 5th appears to be the weak link? That was the gear that went in my 2012. I do think, from Dealership experience, the early M-80s were just that --- explosive. Currently we have not seen many of the newer model Mustangs in the Dealership with tranny issues.
     
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  9. ArizonaBOSS

    ArizonaBOSS Because racecar. Moderator

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    Wow. Pretty sad stuff in here from multiple sources. This was going to be my plan before I ended up biting the bullet and going to the Magnum.
     
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    I just got back from the Mustang 55th and everyone I showed the damaged input shaft video to said the same thing, this is damaged beyond being usable!
     

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