It seems that the manual transmission is becoming a thing of the past. Even some of the newest European supercars are not available with anything other than paddle-shifted gearboxes. However, for those enthusiasts that can’t imagine living without an H-gate, the original pony car still comes with a five on the floor. For Mustang owners (specifically S197 drivers), having a manual is a true driving joy.
Unfortunately, as with all transmissions, components gradually wear away over time. This is greatly accelerated if you have upgraded your car’s engine. This can lead to decreased performance, slushy gearboxes and even more serious issues. Whether you are looking to replace or upgrade your ‘Stang’s transmission, turn to the experts at Modern DriveLine.
On one Motorz episode (see below) we seriously upgraded the transmission of an S197 Mustang. Using the TREMEC T-56 Magnum XL from Modern DriveLine, the gains you will experience on your own pony are immediate. A big benefit of the “direct-shift” T-56 Magnum is its solution to the shifter issues that 2005+ Mustang owners have experienced. If you have recently increased the horsepower or torque of your Mutang, a new transmission is absolutely vital to ensure all that power does not overwhelm the gearbox.