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Old 07-19-2009, 01:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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manual trans. swap in 93 Metro

Hi, I am thinking about doing a manual trans swap into my 93 metro with an auto. I know that it is a bit of an ordeal, but I think it would be worth the benefits (hopefully ). I am unsure about drivetrain differences between years, though. I've been told it would be best to look for a parts car, so that's what I'm doing. I found a 96 metro w/ a 5 spd. that I thought about getting, but I wanted to check first to find out if that will work, of if I need a 94 or older.

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Old 07-19-2009, 10:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 07-19-2009, 10:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The 1996 parts car will be needed and the swap can be done. It is a lot of work and there are a few who have done it.
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Would there be a lot of fabrication involved, or just switching over parts?

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I've done it in a CRX and I wish I had just got a stick to begin with, to be honest.
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I've done it to four different cars of mine over the years. Two were 80's Nissan Sentras, a '93 Toyota Paseo, and an '80 Datsun 210 wagon. It is a lot of work, but I enjoy projects like these. There has never been any fabrication involved, since all of these cars were available with manuals and have all of the holes already there to mount the parts. Most importantly, I've always started with complete manual trans parts cars. This way you'll have all the parts you need. I would never consider the swap without a parts car. Parts hunting would take way too much time and effort.

I may have another manual swap on the horizon. My '00 Mazda Protege is an auto and I've got a five speed parts car in the back yard waiting to donate it's parts. Only this time, I'll only do the swap if the auto trans fails. Modern automatics are SO much better than the old three speed slush pumps of yesterday. The beauty of having a parts car around [with a complete manual trans setup in it] is that I have no worries at all of something going wrong with my Protege's auto trans. I pulse and glide all I want, worry free.

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