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      04-20-2013, 11:07 AM   #23
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You guys do realize Giorgio or his mechanic are not in USA right? He is in Lebanon, as in middle east...! Just making sure
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This is a good thing, actually. Their mechanics seem not to be scared to do swaps and stuff like the ones in the US
Engine swap, tranny swap etc. Whatever you want to do, he does it.
Actually there is a rumor that another shop is planning to drop an S63B44 engine into an e92 M. They already made tons of s65 swaps over the years.
Actually there is yet another shop who swapped an evo stroker engine built by AMS (that has 1200hp) into an e30 lol.

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Yeah, Its a shame...but I can't blame them. 8yrs ago we had a Customer in our restaurant in Boston who spilled his water on the floor and slipped and fall...went to court, judge awarded him $1100.00.....Its ridiculous how easily ppl sue in the good ol usa
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      04-21-2013, 01:30 AM   #24
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I would be willing to do this, I remember stumbling upon a thread that linked to a list from some guy that was a pro on swaps (looked to be in US) and he provided every single part number necessary for the install. I summed it up and with a used $1500 6 spd from eBay, it wasn't that bad, especially if you sell your AT afterwards.

I lost that link though, anybody have it or finds it let me know.

Every other thread that talks about swapping are extremely unsupportive but in light of the fact that we are shit out of luck with our AT, other than the mysterious "upgraded" units that don't work, a swap looks like the best option for those seeking high HP and don't want to change cars.
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I would be willing to do this, I remember stumbling upon a thread that linked to a list from some guy that was a pro on swaps (looked to be in US) and he provided every single part number necessary for the install. I summed it up and with a used $1500 6 spd from eBay, it wasn't that bad, especially if you sell your AT afterwards.

I lost that link though, anybody have it or finds it let me know.

Every other thread that talks about swapping are extremely unsupportive but in light of the fact that we are shit out of luck with our AT, other than the mysterious "upgraded" units that don't work, a swap looks like the best option for those seeking high HP and don't want to change cars.
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      04-23-2013, 02:54 PM   #26
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gio you seriously want to swap your transmission... id love to drive manual in lebanon but the traffic on uphills its gona get annoying

btw i saw your car couple of times in jounieh, last time was last friday next to the opening of that pub ,i gotta say it looks rly good !
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gio you seriously want to swap your transmission... id love to drive manual in lebanon but the traffic on uphills its gona get annoying

btw i saw your car couple of times in jounieh, last time was last friday next to the opening of that pub ,I gotta say it looks rly good !
Yea bro waiting for him to call me. What traffic uphill, you mean the highway to Jiita and ballouneh? BTW thanks about the compliments bro
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      04-25-2013, 12:32 PM   #29
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OP, have you tried the alpina software?
No, since I want a third pedal (need drop clutch, jb4 2step etc) but alpina software is great for those who want "more" from their auto tranny.
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No, since I want a third pedal (need drop clutch, jb4 2step etc) but alpina software is great for those who want "more" from their auto tranny.
you ever get the swap done khayo? LOL

Pictures would be awesome
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you ever get the swap done khayo? LOL

Pictures would be awesome
Not yet Waiting for the guy to call, giving him 1 more week. Or else I'm getting the z4 tranny.
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Not yet Waiting for the guy to call, giving him 1 more week. Or else I'm getting the z4 tranny.
I'm just wondering how this swap is "free" for you. Is he keeping your automatic trans and related parts (driveshaft, pedals, etc.) in exchange for the manual trans, parts and labor? I'm trying to figure out how the guy doing the swap is making any $$$ doing this for you.
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How to convert your car from automatic to manual

Step 1) Sell your automatic transmission car
Step 2) Buy a manual transmission car
Step 3) ???????
Step 4) Profit
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How to convert your car from automatic to manual

Step 1) Sell your automatic transmission car
Step 2) Buy a manual transmission car
Step 3) ???????
Step 4) Profit
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To me this whole tranny swap sounds way harder to process than an engine swap...........! Why didn't you buy it "that" way to begin with?
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I'm just wondering how this swap is "free" for you. Is he keeping your automatic trans and related parts (driveshaft, pedals, etc.) in exchange for the manual trans, parts and labor? I'm trying to figure out how the guy doing the swap is making any $$$ doing this for you.
He keeps my tranny, pedals, driveshaft, gives me tranny, pedals, driveshaft, codes the car, and I'm off without spending a dime. Around here labour $ is a joke. he actually makes 500$ from the swap.

Regarding the z4 tranny, we swap, i give him nothing.
Regarding the man who has a 6mt 335 and wants to swap, he gives 1500$ to my mechanic, my mechanic swaps both trannies, takes 500$ and gives me 1000$. so basically i get 6mt and 1000$ lol, the reason why I'm waiting and didn't swap yet.

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Step 1) Sell your automatic transmission car
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Step 3) ???????
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In USA, yes. Around here, no.

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To me this whole tranny swap sounds way harder to process than an engine swap...........! Why didn't you buy it "that" way to begin with?

Well Maverick, you're kinda right, but over here the market for 335s is rather small. Didn't find a used clean 6mt 335. So I brought a clean auto 335 with a swap in mind. And besides, my mechanic said its a piece of cake. An average e92 tranny swap takes him about 4-5 hours to complete. +He swapped around 20-25 e92/e90 trannies till now.
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To me this whole tranny swap sounds way harder to process than an engine swap...........! Why didn't you buy it "that" way to begin with?
Engine swap is a much worse than tranny swap.

For auto to manual - you'd need a clutch pedal with brake pedal, a different brake fluid reservoir (or maybe auto's have it plugged off), new driveshaft, different differential (otherwise gearing will be super short with an automatic diff), a swapped shifter assembly, probably a new transmission brace, and wiring / coding of the car think it's a manual.

Manual to auto - would need all the same as above with the possibility of needing a new radiator for transmission cooling lines. Coding / wiring of a conversion from manual to auto seems much more daunting to me.

An engine swap would consist of all above and or new engine mounts, wiring, exhaust, and ECU.
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Im waiting haha... I too will do this swap or a swap to a different trans nonetheless
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To me this whole tranny swap sounds way harder to process than an engine swap...........! Why didn't you buy it "that" way to begin with?
same here... i never found a clean one with low miles and sport package in 6mt.

plus when i bought my car i didnt think that now we would be looking at 700whp plus in these cars haha..
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same here... i never found a clean one with low miles and sport package in 6mt.

plus when i bought my car i didnt think that now we would be looking at 700whp plus in these cars haha..
Yeah, I was on my way to test drive the Cayman S back in 07' when It hit me that with a 4 month old girl and another possibly (It happened, 2nd child in 08') on the way I would need a bigger car, but I never knew that It could turn out to be the Supra of Germany

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You are right next to me, I am up in west palm beach.

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