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Old 07-23-2008, 12:10 AM   #1
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Finally did it! Tranny swap from step -> Manual

Thanks Jared!

now i jsut have to get my comp. flashed! working on that very soon.

also here is what im selling on ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...272820654&rd=1



















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Old 07-23-2008, 12:19 AM   #2
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Sweet! I've been considering this swap as well. Do you have a ball park of how much this swap cost you in parts and labor?
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Old 07-23-2008, 12:22 AM   #3
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did you get this done in ny or boston?
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Old 07-23-2008, 12:55 AM   #4
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Sweet! I've been considering this swap as well. Do you have a ball park of how much this swap cost you in parts and labor?
the tranny and drive shaft cost about 900
UUC flywheel cluch/ss clutch line/clutch stop/short shifter 1500
oem parts 500
labor 700
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Old 07-23-2008, 12:56 AM   #5
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did you get this done in ny or boston?
drove to boston...only because i have a place to stay out there
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Old 07-23-2008, 12:58 AM   #6
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I love driving from NJ to Boston or NJ to CT in the Bimmer...Such nice roads. Anyway; nice job!
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Old 07-23-2008, 01:05 AM   #7
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whats the flash gonna run ya?
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Old 07-23-2008, 01:08 AM   #8
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I liked your wheel swap better.

Are you still in Boston?
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Old 07-23-2008, 01:35 AM   #9
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how does the swap feel? does it feel like it belongs there??
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Old 07-23-2008, 07:45 AM   #10
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Not in boston anymore so after the swap, i made it back to NY! with some UUC stuff in there the only thing that scared me was teh gear rattle. BUt after doing some research, thats normal, its even stated on UUC website. 5 stars!
the shifting is nice and smooth
no problems with any gears
really does feel like a different car

one otehr minor problem is the heat that comes out of the shift boot area...seems to run hotter than before with auto. have no clue why!

on my way back while on the BQE i was messing with 3 hondas that probably just got out of a honda meet or something!
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u sill have to flash the ecu? where r u getting that done?
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Old 07-23-2008, 07:50 AM   #12
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u sill have to flash the ecu? where r u getting that done?
by SammyV he's on the the fourm too and located out in Long Island

he had success stories with his so im crossing my fingers!
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Old 07-23-2008, 07:50 AM   #13
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Flashing the DME/ECu will change nothing there is alot more to it than that!!!!
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Flashing the DME/ECu will change nothing there is alot more to it than that!!!!
can you please explain what else is involved? more to it, like what? besides coding work.
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wow nice work!
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can you please explain what else is involved? more to it, like what? besides coding work.
Have you mechanic figure it out... LOL.
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Have you mechanic figure it out... LOL
That is your reply? Wow...very helpful with a hint of rude too!
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Sorry I spent three hours helping the last guys, INDY guy do it I don't have that kind of time again. I am a nice guy, but i can't give my time or knowledge away, I have a busy shop here to run! On the other hand i know that the shop in Maryland now proablly knows how to do it and will cahrge according to help this guy out if he brings his car down there.
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That is your reply? Wow...very helpful with a hint of rude too!
He is the equivelant to a "dealership lobbyist" on this board. I wonder why...
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