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Would it be possible to put a 5 spd trans from a regular focus in a svt?

And if so what clutch and flywheel would need to used?
 

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I cant think of a single good reason to get rid of the 6 speed, but like all car mods I'm sure the final answer will depend on how much you want to spend.
 

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I think you should put a 3 speed out of a festiva in there [rofl]

the only reason I could think of as to why he would want a 5 speed is because of the tall 1st gear in the getrag
 

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you can, it would be alot, and he may want to do it cause he could put wayy tooooo much power out for the getrag and the mtx may hold it!!!
 

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I blew the diff in the 6 speed so was trying to see if it would be cheaper just to replace it with a used 5 speed. I was about to put the car up for sale so of course something has to go wrong with it.
 

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I dont think a 5-speed swapped SVT would be very desireable if youre just looking to sell it. Kind of like the SVTs that have been hit and have base focus fronts: itll raise an eyebrow or two and turn away potential buyers

I know a 5-speed swap is possible, as the reverse has been done but I cant see why except for an all out drag build. Even then it doesnt make too much sense
 

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so why not just replace the diff with a LSD, im guessing you tried to get the stock diff, but im sure you know ford basically tells you, you have to buy a whole new tranny.
 

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[vommit] Putting a 5 speed in the SVT would be like putting 60lbs on a stripper. Just not right but to each his own some people like[hah] fat strippers LOL.
 

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ive seen it done. easy swap. but agree with just getting a new diff.

although, 1/4 mile times may be faster with the 5sp.

i cant remember the person here who did it. im thinkin it was v6focus. not sure though.
 

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I cant think of a single good reason to get rid of the 6 speed.
It would if someone wanted their car for drag racing instead of autocrossing. The SVT was almost built for autocrossing, with the handling and tall 1st gear. Acceleration should be quicker if we all had 5 speeds instead.

A search should come up with some discussions on this subject. I remember this being discussed a couple years ago.
 

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well i also thought about doing the swap in my circle trak car.just so i could put the new 406 gears in it.i only run second gear and that would give me a little more gear before the turn.
 

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The 6 spd is for novelty. The gearing is a joke. 3k rpms at 65?? WTF?? and 3rd and 4th are almost the same gearing. idk what the 5 speed is like but the 5 spd i have in my old escort was way better gearing. I dont see myself loosing any sleep over loosing the 6 spd. I know its a BMW trans so idk if its fords fault. But the 6 spd I had in my fiero was so much better. It was from a G6. GM has a way better 6 spd trans
 

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What about an automatic..... lol since were talking about changing trans
 

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The MTX 75 tranny isn't much better at highway speeds. At 70mph I'm pulling 3k rpms.
 

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The 6 spd is for novelty. The gearing is a joke. 3k rpms at 65?? WTF?? and 3rd and 4th are almost the same gearing.
While the gearing leaves something to be desired for everyday driving, the close ratios are a lot of fun.

As for the swap, I'm sure it's not that difficult. A could see a lot of random part buying to get it to work. It may be cheaper for the trans up front (used), but you would undoubtedly end up spending more in the end than it is worth...plus you'd end up with a much less desirable SVT (as far as resale).
 

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soo...... hah I was actually wondering about a similar thing, yet when the swap to svt goes in, I wasn't sure if I really wanted an MTX or Getrag..... so I'm assuming that besides the extra gear, the two are pretty much similar with totally different ratios?

in other words though: well let's put it this way, it's just for every day driving, and the svt will be f/i via turbo...... which is best, 5spd or 6spd?
 

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I posted something on this way back, I wanted to do it cuz in my area there is no AutoX just a 1/4 track? So i basically just drag race my car.

I was told its possible but something re-calribrating has to be done to the ECU? Not sure if thats tru, cuz i never followed through with it..
 
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