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1996-1998 Cobra Stifflers Tubular Transmission Crossmember - T56/TH400/Cobra Spec T45 by Stifflers

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1996-1998 Cobra Stifflers Tubular Transmission Crossmember - T56/TH400/Cobra Spec T45

Get your 96-98 Cobra stiffened up with a Transmission Crossmember by Stifflers & kiss chassis flex goodbye!

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  • Allows More Exhaust Clearance Than OEM
  • Adds Stiffness and Strength
  • Easily Adjust for all T56, Cobra Spec T45 & TH400 Transmission


  • Single Tube Design for Maximum Stiffness Without Excess Weight
  • Engineered to Maintain Pinion Angle
  • Supplied with Polyurethane Bushings

 What's in the Box

  • (1) Transmission Crossmember
  • (1) Attaching Hardware

1996-1998 Cobra Stifflers Tubular Transmission Crossmember

This unique single tube crossmember design for 1996 to 1998 Mustang Cobra "bolt-on" style crossmember mounts when reinstalling the factory Cobra Spec T-45 or upgrading to any T-56 or TH400 transmission. It adds stiffness and strength far beyond that of the OEM versions while offering versatility like no other. Simply slide the mounting sleeves and reposition the spacers to cover all T56's, Cobra Spec T45, & TH400 applications. The crossmember is engineered to work with OEM and aftermarket transmission mounts; all while maintaining your current pinion angle. Low deflection polyurethane bushings are used in the mounts to dampen driveline vibrations and noise. For racing applications, the polyurethane bushings can be replaced by optional solid bushings.

Cobra Crossmember Mounts

The 1996-1998 Cobra was equipped from the factory with a 4” longer T-45 (know as the “Cobra Spec T-45”) measuring 28.5” from the bell housing face to the transmission mount holes. Because this extra length positioned the transmission mount well behind the OEM crossmember, the factory mounting bracket location could not be used. As a solution all 1996-1998 Cobras were assembled with bolt-on crossmember brackets that were positioned further to the rear of the car and bolted to the subframe.

Stifflers Quality

  • Single tube design for maximum stiffness without excess weight.
  • Easily adjust for all T56, Cobra Spec T45, & TH400 transmissions.
  • Works with SETBACK engines - Engineered to maintain pinion angle when using either OEM or aftermarket transmission mounts
  • Allows more exhaust clearance than OEM style.
  • Supplied with polyurethane bushings or can be replaced with optional solid bushing for racing applications.

Product Notes

  • This crossmember requires the use of SVE's heavy-duty transmission mount
  • TH400 Fitment If using a TH-400, requires additional spacing due to a shorter mounting pad height. Use Stifflers mount adapter Stiffler's mount adapter.
  • Cobra Spec T-45 measures 28.5” from bell housing face to transmission mount holes. TH-400 installs with GM style transmission mount and Stifflers mount adapter


  • Fits 1996-1998 Ford Cobra Mustang

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  • Ford Mustang - 1996, 1997, 1998
  • Sub Models: Cobra

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About This Brand

Latemodel Restoration is your #1 source for Mustang stiffler's suspension. At Innovative Performance Technologies (IPT), we combine a passion for Mustang and Ford Lightning performance with our love of innovation to develop original new products while continually optimizing existing ones. Our degreed engineering staff has years of product design and development experience; from the highest levels of professional open-wheel racing to OE components for both foreign and domestic auto manufacturers. This knowledge base is now channeled into our Stifflers brand product line-up and is reflected in the ingenuity, quality and functionality of the items we manufacture. Our Fully Integrated Technology (FIT) SystemTM approach to chassis stiffening offers unmatched strength and stiffness, without the need for major chassis modifications. Thorough research, analysis and in-house testing go into the development of our products long before they are approved for customer use. It is this relentless dedication to the pursuit of excellence which is positioning IPT and the Stifflers line of products as an industry leader.

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