Tag Archives: Transmission

Tech: Shelby GT500 6R80 Auto Trans Swap

Shifty Business

SVTP Member builds the Mustang SVT didn’t.

By SID297

For over 20 years SVT built an impress stable of Mustangs, but the one thing they never did was offer one with an automatic transmission.  While the reason for that tends to be the sports car tradition, it does leave some buyers out in the cold.  Whether it’s a necessity of circumstances (such as an injury) or just a quest for increased drag strip performance, there’s a great many SVT Shelby Mustang GT500 owners who would be thrilled if their 6-Speeds were shifted automatically.

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Tech: MGW Shelby GT350 Shifter

Shelby Shifter

A detailed first look at MGW’s new Shelby GT350 six-speed shifter

By SID297
Photos by Stacy Stangz

What can be said about an MGW Shifter that hasn’t already been said hundreds of times before. They are superbly designed and expertly constructed. These units also operate flawlessly and are backed by some of the best customer service in the industry.All that and more is true for the company’s latest offering, a complete replacement shifter for Ford Performance’s new Shelby GT350 Mustang.
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News: Shelby GT350 Transmission

Sixth Sense

A Tremec 3160 six-speed directs power from the GT350’s 5.2-liter engine

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Ford Motor Company

We know a special engine powers the Shelby GT350 and GT350R. The 5.2-liter V-8 sports a game-changing flat-plane crankshaft, which beefs up its midrange torque and extends the engine’s rev range. The result is an impressive output of 526-horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque, which adds up to over 100 horsepower per liter.
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New Product: Hurst 2015 Mustang Shifter

Time Shift

Hurst offers a new retro-style short-throw shifter for 2015+ Mustangs

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Hurst

While the stock shifters atop the MT-82 manual transmission in the Mustang have improved over the years, they still lack the precision and brevity that most enthusiasts desire. As such, one of the most popular modifications for a new Mustang is a shifter. There are many aftermarket solutions to hasten your shifts and sharpen their precision. A new shifter from Hurst does this and adds a bit of retro flair to the thoroughly modern S550.
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Tech: Steeda S550 Drivetrain Bushings

Mount Up

Steeda offers an easy way to sharpen the shifting of your S550

By Steve Turner
Photos by Steve Turner and courtesy of Steeda Autosports

Unless you have been around Mustangs for a really long time, you might not realize just how tight and quiet the modern Mustangs are. The chassis are stiffer, the suspensions are more refined, and the engineering isolates the driver from all those bumps and buzzes. Most people see this isolation as a great thing. However, everything has a trade-off.
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