Tremec Mustang TKO-500 Transmission (79-04)

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161-M-7003-R58W

Designed to be a replacement of the earlier model TR-3550, the TKO has been significantly upgraded, making it more robust, flexible and versatile. The TKO is ideal for high-performance racing applications.

TREMEC
Part Number

Weight
(lbs)

Torque Cap.
(lbs-ft)

Gear Ratio Chart

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

Rev

TCET4617

105

600

3.27

1.97

1.34

1.00

0.68

N/A

3.00

TCET5008

105

600

3.27

1.97

1.34

1.00

0.68

N/A

3.00


Product Benefits

  • Higher center distance (83 mm) from main shaft to counter shaft allows for larger gear sizes and higher torque carrying capacity
  • Close gear ratio (2.87 & 3.27) models available for high-performance racing applications
  • Robust transmission design with internal 3-rail shift system with cast iron shift forks
  • Tapered roller bearings on input, output and counter shafts improve performance (reduced noise factor).
  • All gears and shafts made from special grade steel (ASTM 4615) that permits increased torque carrying capacity
  • Single-piece countershaft that better handles increased torque carrying capacity
  • Equipped with a high-performance short-throw billet aluminum shifter that isolates road noise, while providing clean crisp shifts
  • Neutral safety switch and back-up light sensor
  • Flexible and versatile:
    • Eight shifter locations available
    • Dual electronic and mechanical speedometer pick-ups
    • Three unique cross member-mounting configurations
    • Three different input shafts available
    • Three available overdrive ratios
    • .64 or .68 ratios reduce engine rpm to a level that makes it fun to drive besides enhancing the fuel efficiency
    • .82 ratio is ideal for long straight-aways for high performance racing

Installation Information

Level of Difficulty:
Tech Required
Time of Install:
About 8 Hours
Tools Required:
Shop Tools

Manufacturer

Made in USA:
No
Manufacturer:
Tremec

Vehicle Fitment

Fits Model Year:
  • 1979
  • 1980
  • 1981
  • 1982
  • 1983
  • 1984
  • 1985
  • 1986
  • 1987
  • 1988
  • 1989
  • 1990
  • 1991
  • 1992
  • 1993
  • 1994
  • 1995
  • 1996
  • 1997
  • 1998
  • 1999
  • 2000
  • 2001
  • 2002
  • 2003
  • 2004
Mustang Model:
  • 2.3L
  • 5.0L V8
  • Bullitt
  • Cobra
  • Cobra R
  • GT
  • Mach 1
  • V6
Transmission Type:
  • Manual