Introduced in the early 1980’s, the T5 has become a highly evolved, compact, and versatile 5-speed. In its rich history, the T5 has been installed as original equipment in a variety of vehicles, from pickup trucks and SUV’s, to the fun-to-drive 5.0 Mustang.
Today, the T5 still enjoys life as an original equipment unit in several overseas applications, while simultaneously gaining popularity in hot rod and performance markets. Dollar-for-dollar, pound-for-pound, the T5 is the smoothest-shifting and most reliable manual transmission for moderate horsepower applications.
Easily accepting up to 300 lb-ft of torque, the TREMEC T5 is not only durable, but offers easy operation and a deep overdrive – making any hot rod, street car, or kit car more enjoyable to drive.
T5-Speed Transmission Features at a Glance
TREMEC’s most compact transmission
Extremely lightweight – just 75 lbs. dry!
Ideal for moderate horsepower builds where space is limited
Excellent drivability with light shift effort, smooth shift quality
Exceptional fuel savings with 0.63:1 overdrive
A favorite of many weekend cruisers, street-rodders, and kit car enthusiasts
T5 5-Speed: It’s small, light, smooth-shifting, and very affordable. For years, the T5 has been a favorite of the Ford community, and it is the undisputed darling of contemporary Flathead enthusiasts, adding modern driving capabilities to a decided
traditionalist platform. Once available in a wide variety of original equipment (OE) applications, today TREMEC only produces the T5 in its well-known, Fox-body Ford Mustang configuration.
Rated for 300 lb-ft of input torque, the T5 is an excellent platform for moderate horsepower and/or lightweight cruisers.
All TREMEC 5-speed transmissions benefit from this, ensuring when any enthusiast equips his or her vehicle with a TREMEC, they can be certain the gearbox they are installing is truly a piece that is second to none—easy to operate, easier to enjoy, and trouble-free for years of spirited driving!
Overdrive transmissions are a great thing. They enable you to significantly improve the gearing and acceleration of your car while maintaining gas mileage and highway cruise-ability.
Installing a modern TREMEC transmission into a classic muscle car requires a lot of engineering and leg work. Other than bellhousing and transmission mounts, there’s the shifter location that must be considered, too. For that, a company that can put it all together for you is going to be your best bet to save time, money, and effort.
MDL works directly with the TREMEC factory to provide the best, most current product possible.
We have an in-depth understanding of each model of transmission, and their installation in various applications.