Is this a good deal for a T5?

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  1. Stang66swt

    Stang66swt New Member

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    Here's the info:

    I have a Tremec Transmission for sale $800.00 obo. This transmission sale price is $1295.00 brand new. This transmission only has at the most has 400 miles on it -- 100 after the rebuild. It also comes with a Steeda Tri-Ax shifter with a Pro 5.0 handle. The shifter itself brand new goes for $179.00. The bell housing is also included. I have attached the specs from Jegs website. You can email me with questions. I also have pics, I will add them soon. This is a good deal.

    A "World Class" heavy-duty version of the Mustang GT factory transmission. Short throw shifter included.

    Features

    Die-cast aluminum housings reduce weight
    Advanced synchronizers, bearings, and bearing retainer
    Tapered roller bearings on shafts minimize noise and wear
    Powdered steel core blocker rings & engineered friction materials
    Patented strut-type design for durability
    Internal, single-rail shift system
    Requires 5.62 pints of fluid
    1st to 4th gear needle bearings improve high-speed performance and lessen shift effort
    5th gear overdrive provides extended ratio coverage
    Sliding idler Reverse for simplicity and reliability
    Gear Ratios: 1st 2.95, 2nd 1.94, 3rd 1.34, 4th 1.00, 5th .63, Reverse 2.76
     
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    SadbutTrue Founding Member

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    A good deal on a World Class T5 would be around the $400-500 range. I got mine for $450 w/ bell, clutch cable, stock shifter, etc. If you opt for one of these, try to find a 90-93 T5. They're stronger than the 86-89 T5s (which are also considered 'world class'). Don't bother with one before 86 or after 94... they'd work but theres added headaches.

    Now, that looks like it may be a T-5z (higher torque rating etc) which is worth more but $800 sounds a little steep for a used one still. I might shell out $600-700 on one, but you only need a T-5z if you're pushing 350-400 ft-lbs or something (ie at least a moderately serious build). Make 100% sure you confirm its a T5z though before you buy.

    You could/should ask for the codes on the transmission. A simple google search once you have that code will tell you what you've got.
     
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    I'm of the opinion that parts are worht whatever someone will pay. If you can get $800, then that's it's value. Personally, I doubt it will fetch that much, and unless you can prove the mileage, it's just a used transmission. Because I wouldn't know you from Adam, I'd be leary of any and all claims. Ever notice that every used car has a "freshly rebuilt motor" or a "new clutch" or some other non-proveable rebuild? I don't want to sound harsh, but be prepared for a lot of raised eyebrows when you toss that claim out there.
     
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    Sounds a little high for just the trans and bellhousing . . . $800 is a good deal for trans/bellhousing and clutch/pressure plate.
     
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    Stang66swt New Member

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    I'm not actually selling it... I just copied the ad of someone who is.
     
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    Oh, I must've been thrown off by the first sentence of your post, the one that said, "I have a Tremec Transmission for sale $800 obo". Same rules of thumb apply either way. If it can't be proven (rebuilt, etc) assume it's not true. I typically price used stuff at 1/2 of known rebuilt or new parts.
     
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    I got mine for $250 w/ 6 month warranty(from a salvage yard)...but it has 25k miles
     
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