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Old 02-25-03, 09:54 PM
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AT to MT swap

I'm going saturday to buy my new FD. My only problem is the AT transmission. I am definitely going to swap it but I am interested in how much I should expect to pay for parts and how much I can sell the rebuilt auto tranny for. Thanks.
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If you are in SC, talk to my technition Bryan right outside of Charlotte. He is the best around and all he works on is RX-7s. He'll definitely be able to help you out with the manual conversion. I am not sure about the total price but it is well worth it. Tell him Garrett sent ya.

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thanks but I'll be doing it myself.
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Cool

Some time ago I heard that some RX7's were made with manual transmissions.
Why not find one with it, rather than doing the conversion which is costly (around 4K)???
I got lucky, after along search I found an R1 with a manual trans.
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thanks for your useful smart *** information I didnt ask for... I'm buying the car for $6000 ... need more reason?
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A few people on this forum have done the swap. One had posted a walk-through with price listings for his swap. Try and find that.
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wow that would be ideal as it would provide me with exactly what is needed as well. Thanks diablone
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The user is 'ejmack1.' But it seems as though the thread was deleted.
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6K for a NEW FD!!!!!
You got to be kidding me.
Can you get me one, please???
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I'm also interested in what would be required for a tranny swap.
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Im pretty much just interested in what is a good deal for the parts... for example:

transmission - $x
driveshaft - $x
pedals - $x
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COsborne, I don't know if you remember me or not but I'm in Charleston and had the '93 Touring 5 speed. The car has now become a parts car if you're interested. My entire driveline is still perfect and I'd be willing to work something out with you for the parts that you'd need. Especially if we could work out a deal on your FC. PM me or email at [email protected] I do hope that you're interested. I'd really like to pick up your FC. Let me know something. laterz.

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doesnt happen to be the drivetrain john is trying to sell me does it?
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Yeah, that's the one. Hey, are you near a phone that I could call you on??
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If so, PM me with the number and we'll talk.
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yeah I can go get it downstairs or you can IM me on aim OsborneStyle
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Go get the phone. I'm at work and can't access AIM. THanx. PM me with the number
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EXPECT TO SPEND ALOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT OF MONEY
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Maybe, maybe not TTurboXfd3s. I'm trying to work out a sweet deal with him. Laterz.

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good tranny = $500

shifter = $200
4:10 diff = $500
or just 5 speed companion plate (recommended) = $100
drive shaft = $75
wiring harness used(recommended) = $250
pedals = $100
clutch (new dude) 6-puck ceramic w/ HD pressure plate = $500
stock flywheel = $75
miscellaneous bolts (like bell housing bolts) = $50
manual ecu = $100
new fluid (neo) = $75
boot leather = $50
**** = $100 oem
instrument cluster = $200 used low miles
lightened flywheel (what I did) = $500
clutch master = $70
Clutch slave = $50
SS clutch line = $25
clutch pipes= $12

*TOTAL: $2932 (at least)

350 rwhp 5-speed Fd: PRICELESS!

Great some folks claim did it for under 1k...whatever!!! this is very rare...and I would not put a used clutch etc since you will not want to do this again!

*The above price does not include getting GANKED by other members on the Forum.

This is a huge undertaking...do not underestimate it...if you are buying I would avoid this altogether and get a 5speed.
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Very simple task, I can not tell you how simple it is. I did this conversion on jackstands, with a 90 piece mechanics set. With no air tools. And yes it was right around $1K. Selling all my stock parts, I wouldn't be suprised if I did it for around $800. It takes a lot of patience to get this done, that is how I got it done so cheap. I found a guy parting his car and made an offer for everything. Then i bought a new clutch, 400 bucks from rx7.com.Wiring harness was a very very easy task to convert.

good tranny = $300

shifter = $200 you are on crack, $20 bucks for stock shifter
4:10 diff = $150
or just 5 speed companion plate (recommended) = $100 so i guess you added this price in also
drive shaft = $75
wiring harness used(recommended) = NOT NEEDED
pedals = $100
clutch = $400
stock flywheel = $25
miscellaneous bolts (like bell housing bolts) = $10
manual ecu = $100 I didn't include this, because i was upgrading it anyway
new fluid (neo) = $75
boot leather = $20
**** = $20
instrument cluster = Not needed, but i got mine for $70
lightened flywheel (what I did) = Not Needed, plus you already added price for stock flywheel
clutch master = $20
Clutch slave = $20
SS clutch line = $10 at autozone
clutch pipes= $12


Your prices are screwy man, you add the same type of item multiple times, you increase many of the prices by 100%, and most people will buy used equipment...

The people that have needed help in the past, and are actually interested in this conversion, have found my telephone number and called me personally. I have spent probably 10-12 hours on the phone with people walking them through ****, but responding to bullshit posts like this is really a waste of time.
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good tranny = $500

shifter = $200
4:10 diff = $500
or just 5 speed companion plate (recommended) = $100
drive shaft = $75
wiring harness used(recommended) = $250
pedals = $100
clutch (new dude) 6-puck ceramic w/ HD pressure plate = $500
stock flywheel = $75
miscellaneous bolts (like bell housing bolts) = $50
manual ecu = $100
new fluid (neo) = $75
boot leather = $50
**** = $100 oem
instrument cluster = $200 used low miles
lightened flywheel (what I did) = $500
clutch master = $70
Clutch slave = $50
SS clutch line = $25
clutch pipes= $12

*TOTAL: $2932 (at least)

350 rwhp 5-speed Fd: PRICELESS!

Great some folks claim did it for under 1k...whatever!!! this is very rare...and I would not put a used clutch etc since you will not want to do this again!

*The above price does not include getting GANKED by other members on the Forum.

This is a huge undertaking...do not underestimate it...if you are buying I would avoid this altogether and get a 5speed.
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Btw, there is nothing wrong with using a used cluthc(I did it at first, then bought a new one, and still remained around a grand), as long as there is meat on it and you replace the collar and ring on the pressure plate, you will be fine.

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Very simple task, I can not tell you how simple it is. I did this conversion on jackstands, with a 90 piece mechanics set. With no air tools. And yes it was right around $1K. Selling all my stock parts, I wouldn't be suprised if I did it for around $800. It takes a lot of patience to get this done, that is how I got it done so cheap. I found a guy parting his car and made an offer for everything. Then i bought a new clutch, 400 bucks from rx7.com.Wiring harness was a very very easy task to convert.

good tranny = $300

shifter = $200 you are on crack, $20 bucks for stock shifter
4:10 diff = $150
or just 5 speed companion plate (recommended) = $100 so i guess you added this price in also
drive shaft = $75
wiring harness used(recommended) = NOT NEEDED
pedals = $100
clutch = $400
stock flywheel = $25
miscellaneous bolts (like bell housing bolts) = $10
manual ecu = $100 I didn't include this, because i was upgrading it anyway
new fluid (neo) = $75
boot leather = $20
**** = $20
instrument cluster = Not needed, but i got mine for $70
lightened flywheel (what I did) = Not Needed, plus you already added price for stock flywheel
clutch master = $20
Clutch slave = $20
SS clutch line = $10 at autozone
clutch pipes= $12


Your prices are screwy man, you add the same type of item multiple times, you increase many of the prices by 100%, and most people will buy used equipment...

The people that have needed help in the past, and are actually interested in this conversion, have found my telephone number and called me personally. I have spent probably 10-12 hours on the phone with people walking them through ****, but responding to bullshit posts like this is really a waste of time.
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Originally posted by TTurboXfd3s
EXPECT TO SPEND ALOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT OF MONEY
Don't we expect this at the time we sign the loan or title of the car anyway?
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