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converting a 4.1 xe from auto to manual 5 speed, worth it?? 

 

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Posted: Wed May 23, 2007 8:00 pm 
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i have the opposite opinion .. i had a 86 xf ghia 4 speed etc .. i have since throwm that car into car heaven .. i now am the proud owner of a Xe 6cyl auto and i love it .. no more cursing n stuff just sit back n cruz 8-) (im glad to have gotten rid of the manual .. these cars were made by the gods to go slow)

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 5:56 pm 
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ive had a auto cortina which i changed to a 5 speed celica. it was pretty good, then fifth gear was good.

I have a xd v8 now and am thinking of going to manual. all and all if you have a good auto i reckon they can be fun to drive but if you want the fifth gear for the highway then go manual.

then you can change your diff ratio and get better take off...
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Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 6:12 pm 
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maunal do it man you wont regret it cross my heart
it's just f**k nut the power diff from auto to manual

and i love the old x-flows and xf's make me hard hahaha

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 9:30 pm 
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I have done a lot of 4 speed one but never a 5 speed. though I think it would be a pice of piss like the 4 speed. :lol:
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Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 9:51 pm 
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go the manual it'l be a whole new car and if you dont like it just put the auto back in. more grunt means more fun!

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 10:00 pm 
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if your not updating ya car or saving money for a car but want improve the xe it is so worthit

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 10:19 am 
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My bro did it in his XE. made the car pick up heaps faster.

check out his progress thread if ya want
http://www.xfalcon.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1476

cheers simo

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 10:49 am 
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Go for it!
I used to drive an XF auto every day, and now I drive an XE auto a bit, but that is not mine so I can't convert it ( just looking after it) and I can tell you that Dad's 2.1 litre manual Volvo 245 would accellerate better and was HEAPS more fun to drive than a bloody automatic slushbox XF. The motor may have been twice as big, but man they are slugs!!!
Stick a manual in tehm and tehy just wake up like nothing else!
Do it!!!

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 2:11 pm 
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Hi,

Just wondering what sort of diff (ratio) the standard XF EFI with a t5 had? I was interested in putting a t5 into my stock xf

Any help appreciated,

Cheers
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Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 9:47 pm 
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do it amazing difference to drive, u need manual flywheel, pedal box, cross member,fit streight in ,while u have flywheel out get it lightend , but easyest way like i did was an xe falcon S they have everything u need down to sport dash, good luk it not a hard job you will enjoy the difference i did xe ute
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Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 6:06 pm 
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beaver700 wrote:
Hi,

Just wondering what sort of diff (ratio) the standard XF EFI with a t5 had? I was interested in putting a t5 into my stock xf

Any help appreciated,

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2.77.1 the highway econo diff used in most xfalcs

 

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