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    Default T5 converion into Hx Statesman.

    Hi can anyone help me with putting a T5 manual into my statesman? At the moment its a 308 with a Turbo 400 Auto.
    I was thinking one out of a VP 5LTR or something. Does anyone no which model would be the best? Do I have to buy a different bell housing, clutch,flywheel, pressure plate, tailshaft? Any help would be greatly apprerciated as im lost on where to start off. Also I want to put a Salisbury 3.55 LSD in it, at the moment it has a 3.08 sigle spinner. My question is do the gears differentiate between Lsd and single as i have found some 3.55 gears that are just normal and was wondering if you could use them with an LSD?
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    If you have one out of a VP 5lt it will bolt straight up as your 308 will also be turbo /chev pattern

    Clutch cable might be an issue

    along with speedo, tailshaft and mounts


    gears dont have anything to do with the centre , ie you can bolt 3.55 to an open centre or LSD (the guts of it)

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    so I can buy the 3.55 gears and an Lsd and put them inside the diff i have now?

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    As long as it's 10 bolt to 10 bolt no problem but check the condition of the gear teeth.

    CRS and Dellow have kits for T5's to 308, speedo cables clutch bits etc. You may have a problem with gear stick position though. I used an AU 6cyl Falcon T5 on my 308 HQ.
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    oh ok so theres no problem with it coming from a 6 cyl? wat was the reason you used a falcon gearbox? Is it a fairly pricy conversion?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevo_2191 View Post
    oh ok so theres no problem with it coming from a 6 cyl? wat was the reason you used a falcon gearbox? Is it a fairly pricy conversion?
    cheers
    the reason for useing a ford t5 is that the shifter will line up with the factory shifter hole where as a holden t5 is longer and u will have to cut a new hole fearther back for the shift to come trough.

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    the holden t5 is also fatter and you need to modify the tunnel also , you will need a custom tail shaft, custom crossmember , and speedo cable also cable clutch pedal a complete set up went on ebay 2 days ago for $750 but cost me around $1500 a few months ago

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    oh ok so is there a diference between ford V8 and V6 gearboxes? would i have to buy a bellhousing to go from the ford T5 to the motor?

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    yeah you would need the ford box ,ford to 308 bellhousing ,custom crossmember,custom speedo cable custom tailshaft, ford clutch,ford spigot bush,holden pressure plate and flywheel.

    i have a supra 5 speed to suit your application just need fly wheel and pressure plate if interested

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    Quote Originally Posted by ton-a-fun View Post

    i have a supra 5 speed to suit your application just need fly wheel and pressure plate if interested
    really the whole set up? how much mate?

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