And while the T-56 and TR6060 trans haven’t always been perfect, GM has always stood behind them.
It makes sense to develop a transmission that is rated higher than the torque capacity of the engine. Ford choose an off-the-shelf Getrag that was rated lower than the torque capacity of the new 5 liter engine. And while they may have tested the transmission like this a couple of times, they obviously didn’t do any long-term durability testing since the MT82s fall apart after the first few thousand miles.
We can hope that somebody at Ford is watching this video at this very moment… but being Ford we cannot count on it.
Follow the MT82 tag for for prior posts and background on this topic .