Auto to manual conversion

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Has anyone thought about doing this conversion?
Brad can you give some more details on how you did yours, did you use a gearbox from another VR4? ECU change....

I'm thinking of maybe getting an auto and doing a conversion later as its taking so long to find myself a Legnum.
 

bradc

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Facelift Manual 400hp VR-4 Legnum
No idea about the ecu, I converted my car to a manual at the same time as the Autronic ECU.

Everything just bolts straight in, there is no modification needed to anything at all.
 

naughtika

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'96 Galant VR4, '17 MB A180, '25 Macan GTS
this would be a good ideas on people who owns super VR4's knowing that they have tips
 

gilly

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No idea about the ecu, I converted my car to a manual at the same time as the Autronic ECU.

Everything just bolts straight in, there is no modification needed to anything at all.

did you have a front cut to use get all the required parts you needed?
Any idea what the total cost of parts for the conversion was?
 

amulday

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Yeah I'd like to know the cost and availability of gearboxes (be it yahoo japan auctions or through your importer sourcing them) as well as it'll make it a whole lot easier to find a vr4 knowing that I can convert it to manual down the track.
 
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here in nz you looking at 2k + clutch from a wreakers for parts alone,
1k + clutch if private sale,

+ labour if you cant DIY, around 10 hours worth at a guess.

it all bolts in no probs,

just a little rewireing, to trick the auto ecu into thinking its in park (take it out of the loop),
and wiring the reverse lights.
 

bradc

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took all the parts out of a wrecked car in NZ. Carsten is bang on with the pricing.
 
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hows the gear surround?
the auto one looks like it would suit a manual
 
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cool... if the auto box ever dies, i'll have a super manual!
 
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i think its pushing out a fraction more than 260hp when its running 12psi....
 
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no need to change the ecu,

the engine and auto ecu are seperate units. so you just bypass the auto ecu,
by shorting the park sensor/switch wires together.

and as brad has said the trim around the auto/manual shifter is the same, bar the rubber trim on the auto and the boot on the manaul, which are interchangible
 
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how about sell the auto and get the manual instead....I mean sell the whole car not just the transmission....

Should cost a bit more but save time, labor, and sure it will work....
 
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pfft, thats no fun.. that would mean you would have to go and rip the shit out of your hands and curse for no apparent reason!
 

qball

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1999 White Legnum Type S Cold Spec with Recaros+Sunroof
this may be a silly question but do you have to use a vr4 gear box or could you use an evo box which i assume would be easier to get a hold of in Australia
 

naughtika

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'96 Galant VR4, '17 MB A180, '25 Macan GTS
qball.. I assume no, if it were that easy then those kiwi's and european blokes would've done it a long time ago..

if you have the right money I guess you can make it fit :D
 
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no the evo box is different enough that it wont work.

bolt pattern on the bell housing is different,
and the final drive in the gearbox is different.

we have fitted evo gearsets in vr4 box's you just need to fit the vr4 final drive to the evo gearset, and it all fits in no probs
 
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