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Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:14 pm 
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Having my Ba XR8 converted from auto to manual, fitted by a reliable known specialist and was just wondering if anyone on here has done the same ( xr8 manual conversion)
I'm hoping people could share their thoughts on the conversion and any pitfalls that have arision since being done.

Going 5 spd was going to fit a 6 spd however I couldn't justify the extra price and the nessesity to install a different diff also....too pricey for an extra cog IMO.

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:27 pm 
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Haha the 6 speed is stronger.. And why would you have to change the diff?? I done a six speed conversion on an 04 XR8 ute and it was really straight forward.. Not much to look out for really. Did you get the manual ecu? That will have to be programmed into the car along with the ICC being proggrammed into the ecu. Other than that its all easy. :D
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Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:03 am 
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Haha the 6 speed is stronger.. And why would you have to change the diff?? I done a six speed conversion on an 04 XR8 ute and it was really straight forward.. Not much to look out for really. Did you get the manual ecu? That will have to be programmed into the car along with the ICC being proggrammed into the ecu. Other than that its all easy. :D

I was informed that the 3.46 diff would have it revving too low at cruise speeds in 6th. It will have a manual ecu installed.

 

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tyler06 wrote:
Haha the 6 speed is stronger.. And why would you have to change the diff?? I done a six speed conversion on an 04 XR8 ute and it was really straight forward.. Not much to look out for really. Did you get the manual ecu? That will have to be programmed into the car along with the ICC being proggrammed into the ecu. Other than that its all easy. :D

I was informed that the 3.46 diff would have it revving too low at cruise speeds in 6th. It will have a manual ecu installed.

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:16 am 
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tyler06 wrote:
Haha the 6 speed is stronger.. And why would you have to change the diff?? I done a six speed conversion on an 04 XR8 ute and it was really straight forward.. Not much to look out for really. Did you get the manual ecu? That will have to be programmed into the car along with the ICC being proggrammed into the ecu. Other than that its all easy. :D

I was informed that the 3.46 diff would have it revving too low at cruise speeds in 6th. It will have a manual ecu installed.


That's probably true. You would be reving at 1600rpm in 6th at a 100k's

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:00 pm 
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I wonder what final drive ratio the back mk2 manual has from factory? 3.73??

 

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Didn't think you needed a manual ecu as you can change it to manual via the tuning?

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:15 am 
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Didn't think you needed a manual ecu as you can change it to manual via the tuning?


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Benny D wrote:
TheKrazeD wrote:
Didn't think you needed a manual ecu as you can change it to manual via the tuning?


correct.

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