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Offline supercharged riot

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Re: new McLeod 5-speed manual
« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2010 - 09:15:06 pm »
I dont see info on the transmission anymore what happened?




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Re: new McLeod 5-speed manual
« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2010 - 03:37:37 pm »
Found their website.

http://www.mcleodracing.com/

I called there to find out pricing for the Mopar unit. Receptionist said I needed to speak with Pauly who won't be there till 3/17 to find out how much they go for.

Mcleod Racing

1600 Sierra Madre Circle

Placentia,Ca 92870

(714) 630-2764

(714) 630-3668 - Tech Dept


Unfortunately the website has no info on the 5-speed.... :swear:

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Re: new McLeod 5-speed manual
« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2010 - 04:10:48 pm »
I believe I saw on another site that the release has been pushed back to late this year.

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Re: new McLeod 5-speed manual
« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2010 - 05:13:39 pm »
I talked to Mcleod while at SEMA this year since they had the 5 speed on display. They are working on a slight synchro issue at the moment and plan to have that fixed very soon and have the transmissions available early 2011. They are aluminum cased and all of the components are made in the US except for the gears which are made in Europe somewhere (can't remember where, but he said they come from the best gear cutters in the world). The gears are forged not cast and are not straight cut. The transmission was based on the Mopar 833 and will have an 18 spline input shaft. The length of the transmission will be the same as the 833 so no driveshaft length difference, but a new slip yoke will be required which Mcleod will provide with the transmission (it has a turbo 400 spline output shaft). First gear is 2.97 ratio and 5th is 0.63. The shifter location will be the stock Mopar locations so no floor modifications and will use stock Mopar bellhousings. This is a true bolt in swap for existing 4-speed cars. The transmission was very impressive looking in person and the guys at Mcleod were saying all the right things. Price is expected to be around $3000.
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Re: new McLeod 5-speed manual
« Reply #19 on: November 05, 2010 - 05:51:22 pm »
Interesting, unfortunately I have all this automatic crap to deal with first, but it is nice to see new options!
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Re: new McLeod 5-speed manual
« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2010 - 06:04:17 pm »
Oh and it is rated at around 600 ft lbs dynamic torque. It has been tested to 100 ft lbs of static torque.
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Re: new McLeod 5-speed manual
« Reply #21 on: November 05, 2010 - 06:49:58 pm »
Ooooo... Ooooo...   :droolingbounce:     NICE!   About time someone did it right. Gonna' be runnin' one of these someday,You watch.
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Re: new McLeod 5-speed manual
« Reply #22 on: November 05, 2010 - 06:52:05 pm »
I talked to Mcleod while at SEMA this year since they had the 5 speed on display. They are working on a slight synchro issue at the moment and plan to have that fixed very soon and have the transmissions available early 2011. They are aluminum cased and all of the components are made in the US except for the gears which are made in Europe somewhere (can't remember where, but he said they come from the best gear cutters in the world). The gears are forged not cast and are not straight cut. The transmission was based on the Mopar 833 and will have an 18 spline input shaft. The length of the transmission will be the same as the 833 so no driveshaft length difference, but a new slip yoke will be required which Mcleod will provide with the transmission (it has a turbo 400 spline output shaft). First gear is 2.97 ratio and 5th is 0.63. The shifter location will be the stock Mopar locations so no floor modifications and will use stock Mopar bellhousings. This is a true bolt in swap for existing 4-speed cars. The transmission was very impressive looking in person and the guys at Mcleod were saying all the right things. Price is expected to be around $3000.

Did you happen to take any pictures? :picture:

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Re: new McLeod 5-speed manual
« Reply #23 on: November 05, 2010 - 10:13:47 pm »
I want one. Now I just need 3 big clams.  :money:
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Re: new McLeod 5-speed manual
« Reply #24 on: November 07, 2010 - 03:58:26 pm »
This sounds EXACTLY like what I'm looking for in the Roadrunner.  Has anyone heard anything new on Passon Performance's 5 speed O/D?  It sounds like both are going to be very similar transmissions and with the sourcing of the parts at least partially in the US, I'm OK with the McLeod being an internationally sourced transmission especially if that includes gears made by a world class supplier.  $3K isn't cheap but neither is adding any of the other O/Ds on top of a rebuilt Hemi 4 speed.

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Re: new McLeod 5-speed manual
« Reply #25 on: November 07, 2010 - 04:08:21 pm »
Just did the math, that's a 2.58 final ratio with the 4.10 I've got going into the Bird, that's perfect!  Loafing down the highway, tearing up the bi-ways!
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Re: new McLeod 5-speed manual
« Reply #26 on: November 07, 2010 - 07:13:40 pm »
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I want one as well!  I hope they get them out next year.



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Re: new McLeod 5-speed manual
« Reply #27 on: November 07, 2010 - 08:41:12 pm »
Since it's made in the USA I might have to start saving my nickels for this one!

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Re: new McLeod 5-speed manual
« Reply #28 on: November 08, 2010 - 07:51:21 am »
So much for  "affordable"...
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Re: new McLeod 5-speed manual
« Reply #29 on: November 08, 2010 - 08:39:21 am »
So much for  "affordable"...

Considering that the Passon Performance 4 speed OD is $3k ($1900 for the gearset alone to convert your own transmission), 5 speed conversions start at $3500 (and those kits assume you have a 4 speed already), 4 speed OD kits from Keisler start at $4k and gear vendors units are around $2700 I would say the transmission is priced right. It's not $500, but its not a used worn out used transmission, and it's built here in the United States with quality components.


Did you happen to take any pictures? :picture:



Sorry I didn't get any pictures, there were too many people around it.
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