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Old 04-19-2011, 02:50 AM   #1
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Post i have a ti how much to

change my auto to stick shift or should i just trade it for a stick shift ti
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Old 04-19-2011, 03:14 AM   #2
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Do a 6 cylinder and transmission swap. It would be well worth it


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Old 04-20-2011, 01:39 AM   #3
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when i bought the ti the engine was gone, i just put a 4cylinder like a 4month ago the 6 would be cool with it stick short shifter but can't afford right now , how much would for the trans swap only?
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Old 04-20-2011, 04:34 AM   #4
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Cost is variable, best deal you can find is the answer,,, But I would buy a 6 cyl trans, so its ready for the 6 later,,,,

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Old 04-20-2011, 02:52 PM   #5
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it is pretty much work. you need to install a clutch pedal, and run the wires. you need to set up the shifter area, and get the shifter with all its parts.

i am not sure if you can ever really get the clutch installed right, since the wires on the car are different. 5sp cars can not be started without the clutch engaged, so safety wise, it is alittle more dangerous. you (or someone else) could turn the key and start the car while it is in gear, allowing it to drive off. (unless you do your own clutch install with a relay to disable the ignition, but that would be a pain)

by the time you do all that, even if you do it yourself, you would have been better off with buying a 5sp. it is not impossible, but def hard.

it is up to you. i would say look for a cheap 5sp. you can find them all the time. if you are okay with bad motors (which it seems like you are) and can do the swap, why not wait for a blown motor with a 5sp trans to show up for like $800, and do the motor swap to that car.

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yeah it just better off buying a stick ti swap the engine from the ti i got.
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:51 PM   #7
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i stripped a 5 speed car, and have every piece that you would need for the conversion.

it can be done easily by an experienced mehanic, or it is possible for someone with less experience by using research online.

anyway, shipping to you by greyhound would probably be in the range of $150.00 for everything, and $400 for ALL the parts.

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i am not sure if you can ever really get the clutch installed right, since the wires on the car are different. 5sp cars can not be started without the clutch engaged, so safety wise, it is alittle more dangerous. you (or someone else) could turn the key and start the car while it is in gear, allowing it to drive off. (unless you do your own clutch install with a relay to disable the ignition, but that would be a pain)
just a note, neither my '95 ti or '84 E30 came with a clutch safety switch on them, haven't had any accidents yet
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Old 07-08-2011, 05:50 AM   #9
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i change the fuel pump like two weeks ago and it stared right up the 2 weeks later i thought it went out and i found out it was the ignition coil it sarts up then it cuts off my ti been puting hole in my pockets does anyone know whats the the problem if can help thanks...
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My 95 starts without pressing in the clutch as well. So does my jeep and the other 5 manual transmission cars I've owned. ,,,, And yet I'm still here. LOL

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The clutch safety switch wasn't installed in the E36 until September 1996. That month and later all had them.
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I have an early 96 cause I don't gotta push it in to start lol. I like it


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