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Hmm, Ford seems to like the smoother shifting Getrag but goes with the Tremec for tougher track duty. Most everybody who adds substantially more horsepower with a blower, turbo or nitrous seem to like a better clutch (McLeod) but choose to stick with the Getrag. Something doesn't add up here.

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a bit more on the 2018 upgrade to the MT82-D4

Along with the facelift of the S550 Mustang in 2018, came some improvements with the updated Getrag MT82 6-speed Manual transmission. This revised transmission, known as the MT82-D4, makes for a nice upgrade from the problematic Gen 1 and Gen 2 MT82 found in 2011-2014 S197s and 2015-2017 S550 Mustangs.

Better ratios for improved performance and driveability. The updated MT82 features improved gear ratios for better performance and driveability. The new gearing features a 1:1 4th gear with two overdrive gears that suits the powerband of the Gen 3 Coyote better and makes cruising on the highway comfortable.

Smoother shifting and better synchronizers. Ford also revised the synchronizers for first gear through the fourth gear to provide easy shifting and better feel. The synchros feature new cone angles and tooth geometry, resulting in improved shifting.

*The input shaft on the MT82-D4, is shorter than the previous generation and will require a new flywheel and clutch if you are upgrading. Upgrading transmissions will require a new shifter as well.

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It's been my experience that the 2018 iteration was a step up in the MT-82 shifting from the 2015 version. That said, I've seen the lawsuit and read about some of the issues with shift forks getting bent which was supposed to be resolved with a strong part for 2019. After 4 years and about 21,000 miles, the transmission in my '19 works fine with daily driving duties. I've not had any of the lockouts at high RPMs near redline that some had reported in earlier versions. I believe there are issues, but I wouldn't write off the MT-82 in the next generation of the Mustang. I presume cost was one reason why the Tremec TR6060 was not used across the board, along with the use case for Mustangs that are more track-oriented.

I had a 2015 Mustang GT with the second gen of the MT-82, and I occasionally experienced some gear clash noise when the car was cold and just a gear lockout only once or twive when shifting near redline. The MT-82 in the '19 Bullitt feels better to me in shift action for my street driving use case.
 

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Thanks Tony. Cost is one thing but then a class action lawsuit is an even bigger thing. I am confident that Ford has all their best and brightest working on another transmission upgrade. The next MT-82 might be a while coming but I understand that Ford is going that extra mile.
 
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