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[General] How-To: Cable to Hydraulic Clutch Conversion - Borg Warner T5

Commo_Carl

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Hey guys,
Ive just finished doing a lot of mad upgrades to my already crazy VR V6 turbo ute, but that aside, the main one that i wanted to share with you guys is my successful conversion from the crappy old cable clutch (which gets hot especially on a turbo setup and becomes even stiffer)
This has previously been basically non-existant on the forums (as far as i've seen)

I've done all the trial and error for you guys and I can report back now after a few weeks of driving that it is 100% successful and I love it. Even though I have a monster custom made clutch with 1500kg clamp force and a 6 puck ceramic clutch plate, the pedal feel is still quite good (well for me anyway haha) If you have a standard/ish clutch im sure you will feel even lighter.

In using the same bore slave as the master, the pedal effort goes up obviously to 1:1, though had to be done to get enough throw (25mm) at the fork to fully disengage the clutch. If someone can find a slave cylinder with 7/8" (22mm) bore (same as stock getrag slave) to work that would give you less pedal effort. I do have the getrag slave that I got with the pedal box, though due to the design of the bolt holes I didnt bother trying it out (i probably should of just out of curiosity) though was more concerned in getting the car back on the road after a week or so of trial and error.

ANYWAYS, BE SURE TO SEE MY VIDEO OF THE PROPER RUNDOWN AND HOPEFULLY THIS HELPS SOME PEOPLE OUT IN AN OTHERWISE UN-DOCUMENTED CONVERSION

https://youtu.be/eUzuEbmNWYI

Here's a quick run down of what you'll need (or at least what I used)

-VS Commodore III manual pedal box
-VS Commodore III 3/4" clutch master cylinder & it's firewall mounting bracket
-Early model Ford XR/XT 3/4" clutch slave cylinder
-Speedflow 200series AN-3 fittings and hose for clutch pressure line
-Billet aluminium clutch fluid reservoir (can you stock plastic one, though barely holds any fluid and IMO looks cheap and crappy)
-And lastly and the hardest, you'll need to fabricate or get someone to fabricate a bracket to mount your clutch slave to the side of the gearbox to push the clutch fork forward.

Any questions just ask
 

Brad scott

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Hey guys,
Ive just finished doing a lot of mad upgrades to my already crazy VR V6 turbo ute, but that aside, the main one that i wanted to share with you guys is my successful conversion from the crappy old cable clutch (which gets hot especially on a turbo setup and becomes even stiffer)
This has previously been basically non-existant on the forums (as far as i've seen)

I've done all the trial and error for you guys and I can report back now after a few weeks of driving that it is 100% successful and I love it. Even though I have a monster custom made clutch with 1500kg clamp force and a 6 puck ceramic clutch plate, the pedal feel is still quite good (well for me anyway haha) If you have a standard/ish clutch im sure you will feel even lighter.

In using the same bore slave as the master, the pedal effort goes up obviously to 1:1, though had to be done to get enough throw (25mm) at the fork to fully disengage the clutch. If someone can find a slave cylinder with 7/8" (22mm) bore (same as stock getrag slave) to work that would give you less pedal effort. I do have the getrag slave that I got with the pedal box, though due to the design of the bolt holes I didnt bother trying it out (i probably should of just out of curiosity) though was more concerned in getting the car back on the road after a week or so of trial and error.

ANYWAYS, BE SURE TO SEE MY VIDEO OF THE PROPER RUNDOWN AND HOPEFULLY THIS HELPS SOME PEOPLE OUT IN AN OTHERWISE UN-DOCUMENTED CONVERSION


Here's a quick run down of what you'll need (or at least what I used)

-VS Commodore III manual pedal box
-VS Commodore III 3/4" clutch master cylinder & it's firewall mounting bracket
-Early model Ford XR/XT 3/4" clutch slave cylinder
-Speedflow 200series AN-3 fittings and hose for clutch pressure line
-Billet aluminium clutch fluid reservoir (can you stock plastic one, though barely holds any fluid and IMO looks cheap and crappy)
-And lastly and the hardest, you'll need to fabricate or get someone to fabricate a bracket to mount your clutch slave to the side of the gearbox to push the clutch fork forward.

Any questions just ask
Is this still active?
 

Commo_Carl

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So a few years down the track, after lots of testing. I've made another very in-depth video going through my latest version and how it is all set-up to work properly.

Check it out below
 

LickitySplit

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I have a vy storm that I want to convert to l67 or a turbo v6 but the Getrag boxes are weak as, would I be possible to use the same master cylinder and pedal box to fit the t5 when converting it to hydraulic? Cheers
 
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