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DIY: 5AT to 6MT SWAP.

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Old 10-10-2010, 07:43 PM
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Any updates? How is this coming?
 
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Old 10-12-2010, 07:39 PM
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I'll have an update soon.
 
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Old 10-17-2010, 10:41 PM
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How MUCH did the conversion Cost
 
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Old 10-17-2010, 11:38 PM
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^Lots
 
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Old 10-18-2010, 08:55 AM
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around 5000??????? or more???????
 
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it all depends on the cost of the parts u pick... for example some ppl can get an used tranny for under 500 and then there are those who want a new tranny for 3K. If u dont mind used parts or are able to get parts cheap then u can get everything done for less than 5K.
 
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Good info, I might try to do a conversion on mine next summer
 
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I just got a 2003 carrib. blue g35 but cannot sell it due to branded title. Loss would be too great since the car is in great condition with less than 60k on it. If anybody has any other guidance on this I appreciate it. I'm aquiring parts now and will do extensive documentation for my swap with photos and have it as a write-up for future aspirations of others.

Already have:

Manual trannny $200
Shifter-came with tranny
Flywheel- free from buddy
Clutch- free from buddy. lightly used, but still probably toss it and get new.
Slave cylinder- came with tranny

Ordered:
Clutch pedal assembly w/ all lines
Master cylinder

Debating:
Manual ecu (can get one from 350z for $50)
Manual harness

Any thoughts
 
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Old 11-15-2010, 11:21 PM
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I am very interested to see one of these swaps finish. Maybe one day down the road if it someone can carve the path and make it happen. Very interested in hearing final cost once one of these is back on the road and driving right.
 
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Canadian did his.
 
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I am actually getting a lot of my information from Canadian, but he actually had it done at a shop and they kept some secrets from him which happens at all shops. I will be doing a true home job DIY. This is happening, just still aquiring parts. I am going to begin a huge picture loaded write up as soon as I get the e-brake and console pieces in. Even though it's only my play car and could pretty much sit in my garage forever I will do it the write-up in such an order to assist someone that may be keeping it as a daily driver.

First portion will be interior swap, and e-brake relocation.
 
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Not sure if it matters, but the shop that did mine first did the clutch install, then master/slave cylinders, and the clutch lines. Next they did the clutch pedal and the brake pedal. They had to do a whole bunch of custom wiring and didn't really do the interior until the last couple days since it wasn't that important. You will have to cut a whole in the bottom of the car to make room for the shifter.

One thing we did forget was the side pieces to the radio console area. The car was basically done and they realized that we forgot about those so make sure you don't forget about those. They're not a big deal, but if you look at some of my pics you can see the sides missing.

Anyone with a 03 or an 04 I would just buy a manual ECU and manual harness, it would be so much easier.
 
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Does everything work just as you would expect with a factory 6MT is there anywhere you feel like it is lacking?
 
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Does everything work just as you would expect with a factory 6MT is there anywhere you feel like it is lacking?
His cruise control no longer works and we're trying to figure out why. My guess is the installer didn't correctly wire in the clutch neutral safety switch or something related to that system where the ECM thinks the car is always in neutral.
 

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