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mikaelfan
06-04-2014, 07:46 PM
just wondering how much it'll be to switch out my automatic transmission to a manual. getting bored of a automatic but i want to keep my car. Any help would be nice. please and thank you

DunkM
06-04-2014, 09:49 PM
By yourself or paying for it to be done? it's not a hard swap, it's also exactly the same as doing a swap in a regular e36 so just search for any 5 speed swap diy.


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DunkM
06-04-2014, 09:51 PM
Bimmerforums is great for that kind of stuff


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macilona
06-04-2014, 10:55 PM
You will also need to swap the differential to get the proper ratio for the 5 speed transmission

BlackBMWs
06-05-2014, 01:59 AM
You will also need to swap the differential to get the proper ratio for the 5 speed transmission

Or have a really quick, but impractical gear ratio. Man that would sooo whine on the freeway. :rolleyes:

Good luck! :cool:

DunkM
06-05-2014, 02:20 AM
Who cares! You'd be able to pull on cars you shouldn't be able to. 😉

BlackBMWs
06-05-2014, 02:24 AM
Who cares! You'd be able to pull on cars you shouldn't be able to. 😉

HaHa! soooo true! actually, my 318ic had a 4.25 or something in that range with a 5 speed as well. Quick, but not top end fast. :cool: