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 Post subject: Auto to manual conversion xr8 sprint
Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:00 am 
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How hard is a auto to manual conversion?
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 Post subject: Re: Auto to manual conversion xr8 sprint
Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:43 am 
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I wouldn't say its hard but If its your first time doing it. I would recommend taking your car to a transmission place just so you don't f-u-ck it up. But if you are gonna attempt it get a mate to help you. Gearboxes are heavy and mean.

Have fun let us know how your go.
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 Post subject: Re: Auto to manual conversion xr8 sprint
Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:40 am 
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Is there a cetain gearbox I should get?
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 Post subject: Re: Auto to manual conversion xr8 sprint
Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:53 am 
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the gear box must be for an e series v8 the 6 cyl box wont fit, my guess is the hardest part of the conversion is instaling the manual pedal box as the dash needs to come out,

 

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 Post subject: Re: Auto to manual conversion xr8 sprint
Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:15 am 
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that and the 4 f**k top bellhousing bolts, along with the top starter bolt, word of advice use a s**t of extension and wiggle joint, and same for the starter to bolt.
dash make sure you plug "everything" back in.

lastly eseries v8 have a seperate trans controller, but I'm not sure if just removing it etc. what thee go is somebody else should be able to further on this.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Auto to manual conversion xr8 sprint
Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:29 pm 
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Where abouts would I find everything I need?
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 Post subject: Re: Auto to manual conversion xr8 sprint
Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 5:07 pm 
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Re: Manual Pedal Box. Three words Mal Wood Pin! available from here: malwoodauto.com.au Saves you from ripping out the dash to fit the manual pedal box
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 Post subject: Re: Auto to manual conversion xr8 sprint
Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:39 pm 
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Sweet cheers what sort of gear box?
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 Post subject: Re: Auto to manual conversion xr8 sprint
Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:17 pm 
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T5 from a V8 or you can get the input shaft modified to suit from a 6 cyl as the V8 is longer than the 6 cyl.

 

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