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Old 06-17-2005, 08:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I can get a tranny with about 80k miles for around $600 including shipping and driveshaft, just wondering how much I would be expecting to pay for everything else needed minus install? I think my tranny is messed up right now and if it is about 2 grand to fix I might be able to do this instead.
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Old 06-17-2005, 09:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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No one have any ideas? I really might end up doing this.
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Old 06-17-2005, 11:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I wish I could help - but I'm on the end of wanting to know how much it would cost myself. I'm looking to get an SMG for my bimmer.
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Old 06-17-2005, 11:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
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you're looking at another 500-600, Nick. You need linkage, flywheel, clutch, pedal and a few other things. While you're at is, throw in a lightweight flywheel and m5 clutch.
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Old 06-18-2005, 01:32 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I can get a tranny with about 80k miles for around $600 including shipping and driveshaft, just wondering how much I would be expecting to pay for everything else needed minus install? I think my tranny is messed up right now and if it is about 2 grand to fix I might be able to do this instead.
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Old 06-18-2005, 07:23 AM   #6 (permalink)
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zionmotorsports sell a hole kit, if i could remember there web site id post it

search for bmw e36 auto to manual conversion in google and check for the zion page
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Old 06-18-2005, 10:30 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally posted by jetblack325+Jun 18 2005, 12:32 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(jetblack325 @ Jun 18 2005, 12:32 AM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-94BMW325i@Jun 17 2005, 08:17 PM
I can get a tranny with about 80k miles for around $600 including shipping and driveshaft, just wondering how much I would be expecting to pay for everything else needed minus install? I think my tranny is messed up right now and if it is about 2 grand to fix I might be able to do this instead.
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Old 06-18-2005, 01:49 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Awesome thread and link guys =D. I've been looking for some in depth details about an auto to manual swap and it looks like this might be it =D.
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Old 06-18-2005, 05:55 PM   #11 (permalink)
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James I will probably also be paying for install so that about another grand? Around 2500 total?
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James I will probably also be paying for install so that about another grand? Around 2500 total?
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I wish I could help - but I'm on the end of wanting to know how much it would cost myself. I'm looking to get an SMG for my bimmer.
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Old 06-19-2005, 12:44 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Thanks a lot i'll have to check out zionsville. Also would getting a 328 trans be better performance wise, or no because it's designed for an engine with a bit more torque?
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