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Trading My C5 for an '11 GT, Getrag MN82 ?

Been away for quite a while as I got rid of my '06 GT a few years ago to go LS. Was fun, but now I'm over it. Have most people had long term success with their MN82 in lightly or non-modified cars? It is impossible to get an accurate overall opinion, because of course no one goes online to talk about how good it is. I am not worried about the cold shifting, whining or 2/3 lockout which seems to be the majority of the complaints. What I am concerned about is catastrophic damage. Hope I am not beating a dead horse, but I have researched for days.

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From personal experience (from friends, not my car/model) they've been great.

From online, they still seem like a fairly solid platform aside from the minor issues that you pointed out as being non-issues.

PS: You mean MT-82!


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Thanks for the input and sorry, MN shows my GM days.
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From personal experience (from friends, not my car/model) they've been great.

From online, they still seem like a fairly solid platform aside from the minor issues that you pointed out as being non-issues.

PS: You mean MT-82!

And of course people will scream on the boards. That's what they're kinda there for (unfortunately).
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Non Issue?

I must be feeling things on my cold shifts
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Non Issue?

I must be feeling things on my cold shifts
He said they're non-issue for him (won't affect his buying decision.)

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Mine whined from day one as a GT Premium.

I put a lot of power through mine currently and all is well. And yes, I bang that tranny around a lot when I get the chance, given the rural roads nearby.

I only have 3600 miles on it. It is actually breaking in nicely, no lock outs.

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Thanks folks. It still has a lot of warranty left, so I may give it a chance.
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To me the MT82 issues are mostly a matter of perception over fact.. I've seen a few catastrophic failures.. but most complaints are due to irrelevant (IMO) issues like noise and missing a gear (I blame myself if I miss a gear). I'm happy with mine, but if I decide to build my car past 650whp or so I'll probably swap for a magnum xl. From what I read they handle about 700 wheel before shredding apart from the inside.

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Well, I know two people with MT-82’s. My one friend’s is very notchy and locks him out of third on a WOT shift sometimes. He only has 9000 miles. My dad’s friend (65) has one, stock, and with 30,000 miles, he is on his second one. To be safe, I went 6R80. But I do miss shifting as my last two cars were manuals, one of them being a LSx car.
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You will love the swap. My 3.7L ends up passing C5's on road courses, so you could imagine what the extra ponies would get you!

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I should mention that the Ford Racing tune for my Whipple SC deleted the skip shift program, a good thing.

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You will love the swap. My 3.7L ends up passing C5's on road courses, so you could imagine what the extra ponies would get you!
Then the guys driving the C5's suck.

I owned a C5, stock for stock a V6 Mustang will not pass one on a road course, not even close, even a V8 Mustang would have a hard time. They are just a better balanced, lighter, smaller and have IRS. And a modded C5 can be a monster on a road course.
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Closing in on 13,500 miles on my '12, the MT-82 still shifts great. No issues to report here.....



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