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Old 08-01-2008, 11:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ford Aspire Trans Swap and Lightweight Flywheel

Well, I started my transaxle swap tonight on the Xspire. I have a transmission with the Festiva guts installed into it (so I don't have to mess with modifying the Trans mounts) ready to go in. This gives me a final drive of 3.77 compared to the Aspire's stock4.05. I also purchased a used FMS Lightweight Flywheel (12lbs).

I was only planning on getting a head start tonight and pulling it tommorow, but it went easy.


Trans is out and the rest waits for tommorow...


Hopefully the clutch and flywheel go easy too!

I'll update.

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Old 08-02-2008, 03:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well, everything went smoothly! All done. Trans, new clutch and new to me flywheel installed.

Speedo reading is now off and I may have to take it to a local speedo shop to have an adapter made if I find that the Festiva driven gear has the same teeth as the Aspire's.

Runs and drives great! Definately pulling lower RPMs at speed. I'll post mpg results after I get the speedo/odometer accurate.


Out of the Garage and back into the Driveway!
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Old 08-02-2008, 06:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well, that was easy. I just saw this thread, and you're already finished.

Yes, please post back with numbers - RPM, MPG, whatever.
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Old 08-03-2008, 11:24 AM   #4 (permalink)
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That's great progress so far. Looking forward to the updates.
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Old 08-05-2009, 10:59 PM   #5 (permalink)
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What happened to the updates? I'd like to know what kind of improvement was gotten from the gear swap.
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Old 08-06-2009, 06:29 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I think he sold that car.

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