I don't currently have a T5 in the car, a T5 is one of the transmissions I'm considering. I have looked at 3 speeds, but I have yet to find one that has a 2nd gear that is close enough to 3rd. The whole idea of this thread is to see if someone knows of a reason why you can't change the overdrive gears out with some that will result in a ratio between what would start out as 3rd and 4th. Third would still be third, fifth would become fourth, and the new 5th would be 1:1 ('cause it's the old 4th). Yes, it will have an odd shift pattern. I would love a simpler, cheaper transmission that still has good gear spacing, but unless I can figure out how to run a bike box, it isn't looking promising.