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Is a V8 trans swap needed??????

FHBasketball

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If I swap from a 4.0 to a 5.0, will I have to swap out the trans???? I have heard that the 4.0 trans will bolt up to the 5.0 engine, but it will wear out really fast.

But I was wondering, what if I got a Ford racing clutch kit for a mustang and put it in the 4.0 trans. The kit I'm talking about has a 9.5 inch disc, and comes with a new flywheel. I think I might need to get a new slave cylinder the also, but not sure.

Thanks for helping, and I hope I don't get too much grief for not searching, Sorry, but I'm short on time.
 






IAmTodd

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Nope, won't. You'd kill it anyways.
 






section525

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From the sound of it, 4.0s shouldn't even have 4.0 transmissions. Let alone 5.0s. :p
 






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