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I know this topic has been beaten to death, and yes I've read tons and tons of threads. Feel free to delete after someone with the answer replies.

Dude by me has a W58 swap for sale which he planned to put in his IS.

EDIT: Got more info...
It has the W55 Bell on it, has a W55 driveshaft and Xcessive shift extension and X member both for an IS300.
I'm assuming it has the W58 tailshaft on it. Waiting for an answer.

Will this work with the W58 tailshaft, Xcessive housing and W55 driveshaft? Or will it be too long/not fit.

Every thread on every forum I've read, everyone says it needs the W55 bell and tailshaft on a W58 to work in an IS.

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From what I’ve read, the is300 W55 driveshaft should fit into any W58. The W58 bell housing is half inch shorter than the W55 bell housing so the transmission will technically sit 0.5inch more forward but that shouldn’t be an issue for the W55 driveshaft with the W58 tailshaft (it would fit 0.5inch less inside the transmission which doesn’t really matter).

I believe they only say to use the W55 bell housing and tailshaft so everything could fit into the stock location like the shifter and the crossmember or so that you wouldn’t have to extend your W58 shifter.
 

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From what I’ve read, the is300 W55 driveshaft should fit into any W58. The W58 bell housing is half inch shorter than the W55 bell housing so the transmission will technically sit 0.5inch more forward but that shouldn’t be an issue for the W55 driveshaft with the W58 tailshaft (it would fit 0.5inch less inside the transmission which doesn’t really matter).

I believe they only say to use the W55 bell housing and tailshaft so everything could fit into the stock location like the shifter and the crossmember or so that you wouldn’t have to extend your W58 shifter.
You are correct. They are basically the same tranny. Hold same power ranges. I think they may even be geared the same. The bell is the only difference I know of.
 

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Okay, awesome. I was worried that with the w58 tailshaft and the Xcessive shifter housing, that it would sit too far back in the car.
The one picture I have from the seller looks like the shifter sits way far back.
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I think I'm going to have to just go and see what he has in person.
 

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Okay, awesome. I was worried that with the w58 tailshaft and the Xcessive shifter housing, that it would sit too far back in the car.
The one picture I have from the seller looks like the shifter sits way far back.
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I think I'm going to have to just go and see what he has in person.
Yea usually the shifter housings need to be extended for our chassis compared to their stock location for mk3 Supra’s and older Celica Supra’s. With the w55 bell housing and if it is the 2.5” extension it should fit through the shifter hole.
 

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Ok great. You guys have been very helpful. 🙏🏼

Confirmed with seller it's a w55 bell, w58 trans with w58 tail and Xcessive shifter. I need to see if the shift lever was modified. I was reading on the Xcessive website that you're supposed to get it extended to work correctly with that shifter housing.
 
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