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I'm seriously thinking about doing a manual tranny swap. Any ideas on how much a tranny would cost for my 95 325i? Could I use a m3 6 speed tranny? What else would I need besides just the tranny? Thanks!

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I'm seriously thinking about doing a manual tranny swap. Any ideas on how much a tranny would cost for my 95 325i? Could I use a m3 6 speed tranny? What else would I need besides just the tranny? Thanks!
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check around on ebay, a 6-speed would be hard to find, but would work i would think, I'm going to be selling mine soon with like 7,000 miles on it, its brand new pretty much new clutch too,
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yeah zion is the only place for the 6 speed.. look to spend in the areas of 1000-1500 for a 5spd swap. call John's LKQ Salvage yard and ask for Brian. 18003861399. He hooked me up with everything that I needed. Only charged me 150 for shipping total 2 day. the hardest part in doing the swap is adding the extra pedal...

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how much do you think shipping would be to NORTH CAROLINA?


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I don't know... I suppose alot more because they're in oregon and only had to ship to spokane which was about 700 miles away... call them tomorrow sometime and see what it'll cost... I know my m3 tranny cost me 750 and it only had 28k miles on it.

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Well, how much would a normal trasnmission be? Also, how much more am I looking at spending other than the transmission itself if I did all the work? Is it worth it? Has anyone done this?

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jrhaile did..... as far as I can tell since he knows so much about this one guy who got hima great deal on a used 5 spd :P


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if you do all of the work yourself which is a capable job, you're looking at 1000-1500 depending on what kind of parts you use. I used a UUC flywheel and some other peformance parts so mine totaled out at about 1500 with the flywheel and UUC SSK. then came labor which I wish I didn't pay for and just did it myself. a normal good used or rebuilt auto tranny alone will cost 1200-2000 or more. For just the manual tranny usually around 500-1000. they're not as complex as autos and thus are cheaper.

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The tranny swap doesn't sound that complicated to do by yourself - if you've never done major work on your car then probably best to have someone has help out.
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