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 Post subject: AU XR8 Auto to T56 conversion pointers
Posted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 5:02 pm 
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Hey guys,

I am currently doing an Auto to T56 conversion on a AU2 XR8 and thought i would jot down a few helpful points about what to look out for and what EXACTLY you need for the conversion, apart from the obvious.

I am using the Mal Wood Kit that I bought of a mate that was doing the conversion from T5.

It hasn't been completed yet but here are some issues I have come across

- Tri-Y headers foul the starter motor which is now on the other (RH) side. The only headers that fit are the expensive ($1,000 + Fitting) DiFillipo 4-1 headers that still need a slight bend to fit.

- You can still use existing ECU but will need to be re-calibrated to accept manual. Careful if you own XCal 1 which is longer supported - bastards!

- You will also need the cruise control deactivation switch for the clutch pedal ($150 from FoMoCo)

that's it so far, but as I said the jobs not over yet. I'm getting BPT to do it. Still have to get the tailshaft sorted which envisage will need shortening/balancing.

cheers

Last edited by TKFD on Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:47 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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 Post subject: Re: AU XR8 Auto to T56 conversion pointers
Posted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 5:08 pm 
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You should be able to do the resistor trick to get it running if its anything like the AU 6 cylinder.

Im doing a T56 conversion on my AU 6 atm too.
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 Post subject: Re: AU XR8 Auto to T56 conversion pointers
Posted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:49 pm 
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yep, true.

but remember to disengage CC before depressing clutch - haha.
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 Post subject: Re: AU XR8 Auto to T56 conversion pointers
Posted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:50 pm 
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Dansedgli wrote:
You should be able to do the resistor trick to get it running if its anything like the AU 6 cylinder.

Im doing a T56 conversion on my AU 6 atm too.



wow, a T56 for the 4.0 litre. either an overkill or big plans.
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 Post subject: Re: AU XR8 Auto to T56 conversion pointers
Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:50 am 
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Another point

You will have to get a steel tailshaft as you can't cut down standard alloy shaft because of the internal rubber sleeve. Got that from my tailshaft guy, who didn't tell until it arrived, after paying a courier to deliver it :x

Part number for the clutch deac switch is PART NO F4ZZ9A837A

TRADE PRICE $153.26

AU series of course
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 Post subject: Re: AU XR8 Auto to T56 conversion pointers
Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:53 am 
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I am selling a whole lot of auto parts from the conversion if anyone interested

BTR97LE
cooler
shift kit module
MOMO T-bar
Alloy Tailshaft
Flywheel
starter motor
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