singleslammer
singleslammer
11/17/11 7:04 p.m.

So I am thinking about using the Lincoln LS's getrag (that's the manual for the uninformed) in a project that I am putting together. Anyone used this tranny in anything other than the intended method?

aussiesmg
aussiesmg SuperDork
11/17/11 7:05 p.m.

Didn't know it was a Getrag, any idea on the strength?

mad_machine
mad_machine SuperDork
11/17/11 7:12 p.m.

the Getrag 221 is rated for 245 NM of torque.. or 181 lb/feet

singleslammer
singleslammer New Reader
11/17/11 7:32 p.m.

Yeah its not real strong but it is cheaper than my other options... It would be going in a car much lighter than an LS with a motor that is not going to be much more powerful than a duratec 3.0L.

singleslammer
singleslammer New Reader
11/17/11 7:33 p.m.

I was pretty disappointed to hear that the cyclone engines don't have the some bellhousing as the mondeo line.

mad_machine
mad_machine SuperDork
11/17/11 7:55 p.m.

it's funny.. in finding that info.. I found a LOT of people knocking the Getrag transmissions in general. The one in my Ti is a Getrag 250, which has not given me one ounce of trouble and still shifts smootly.

Surprisingly, this transmission is stronger than the one Ford used in the heavier and more powerful LS

singleslammer
singleslammer New Reader
11/17/11 7:57 p.m.

Yeah, my other option is a t5 with a custom bell housing that is about 800 by itself. I can get the getrag, flywheel, clutch, and front half of the driveshaft for that much.

singleslammer
singleslammer New Reader
11/19/11 9:44 p.m.

bump. Still looking for someone that has actually used this tranny in a swap

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