1985 Mustang Transmission
Improving the 1985 Mustang AOD Transmission
If you plan on ramping up power production under the hood, you would be wise to upgrade your 1985 Mustang transmission. A key note to remember: The stock 1985 Mustang transmissions were not built for high power or high torque capability. Some Mustang owners find this out the hard way — by damaging parts of their transmission after they’ve made some serious power upgrades.
Here are some options for improvements for the AOD transmission:
• Install an Automatic Shift Improver Kit — a shift kit can help to eliminate soft and sluggish shifting, provide crisp shifts between gears and diminish shift overlap.
• Performance Valve Body — this is like a shift improver kit, but can produce even greater precision.
• Performance Servo — improves shift feeling and timing.
• Automatic Shifter — gain control over shifts with a premium automatic shifter.
Some Mustang owners choose to make these upgrades to their 1985 Mustang transmission whereas others prefer to swap out the AOD transmission for Ford’s World Class T5 5-speed transmission.
Improving the T-5 5-speed Manual Transmission
The manual 1985 Mustang transmission can be rebuilt with higher quality components to handle greater power demands. A transmission rebuild can improve control, shifting and torque capacity. However, a rebuild does require quite a few parts:
• T-5 Rebuild Kit — includes bearings, springs, seals, synchronizer blocker rings, inserts, frictions, thrust washers, races and snap rings.
• Steel Bellhousing
• Steel Slip Yoke
• Heavy Duty Input Shaft
Whether you’ve got the AOD or T-5 in your 1985 Mustang, CJ Pony Parts carries all the 1985 Mustang transmission parts you might be looking for. Check out our vast online catalog and browse through hundreds of 1985 Mustang transmission parts. From basic repairs to a full rebuild and even complete transmissions, we’ve got it all. If you’re ready to improve your 1985 Mustang transmission, order your transmission parts from CJ Pony Parts today!Not the year you are looking for? Check out these years: 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, or 1993 for additional options.