Is there a difference between Auto and Manuel Crossmembers?

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  1. MSM0075

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    Ones all rusted out under my '88..prob about to break..i picked up one from a swap meet but some dude told me as i was walking that im gonna have to change it cause the one i purchased was for an auto..im going to have to make it shorter...is this true??? i hope not..
     
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    There is a difference, I'm just not sure what it is yet. Haven't compared my two crossmembers yet.

    Ash
     
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    no one really knows...guess when they did their T5 swap the crossmember came with it...
     
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    On 5.0's there isn't a difference

    Do the 2.3's use the same crossmember as the 79-86's with the single hump? If so i beleive you can grind the welds and slide it foreward to adjust it.
     
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    my '88 has a dumble hump...
     
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    I thought 87-93 autos had a single hump and the 5spd had the double hump
     
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    351 is right. I have both xmembers in front of me right now. The auto is single hump and the t5 is double hump.

    Rich
     
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    What about for GT's that have an auto? they had to have a double hump right?

    The one I bought is a double hump.
     
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    The T5 4 cyl crossmembers have a single hump...5.0's have a double.
     
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    Weird...I guess this one was replaced sometime??? Hard to belive since its rusted so bad..

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    Yes, all 86-93's with 5.0's have a double hump no matter what tranny. It's for the dual exhaust.
     
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    Thats what I thought. Only makes sense.
     
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    Geesh, you guys are confusing..........

    So, if I do a T-5 swap, I'll need a new crossmember? I have an 89 auto.
     
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    Yes..you will...just as it says on my swap page.
     
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