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i am doing a ge to gze switch will my 85 5spd tranny fit and work fine with the 88? gze? please let me know
 

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As far as I know it should. I cant guarantee that though. I know of people using the c50 trannys with the GZEs. The gearing is different though. You will fly through the gears. People have snapped the C50 NA axles with the GZE engine when driving it hard.
 

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A C50 or C52 trans will will bolt up fine. You will need a complete NA clutch setup and flywheel, 200mm or 212mm, your choice.
Using a C52 will allow you to install the starter on the intake side, it should last longer away from the exhaust manifold.

My 88 has a GZE with a C52. Illegal Garage 200mm clutch.
Axles are fine so far, after one year of driving.
 

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also i know the i will get better off the line with the c50 with the shorter gearing. but is the c52 still quick? will i regret putting it on?
 

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The C50/52 trans have similar if not identical ratios. The C52 internals ie. synchros etc.. were improved from the C50.
 
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