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Old 01-13-2009, 02:34 PM   #1
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5-speed to 6-speed possibly... advice please!

i have a 04 zx3 5-speed, recently my transmission decided to commit suicide, so it presented the possibility of converting to a 6-speed... since i dont know anybody who has done it, im askin... is it worth it to convert??? are there any advantages/disadvantages to either transmission???

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Old 01-13-2009, 02:37 PM   #2
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I may very well be wrong, but I don't believe the GETRAG 6-speed can be mounted to any other fofo engine but the SVT. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong because if I am I would be considering this as well.
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The 6 spd (SVT) trans can be mounted to the Zetec engine with slight modification, but I dont remember what mods were done...
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you probably have a d-tec since its an 04

which in that case. no it will not work.

Duratec 2.3l with 6 speed tranny?

read around...
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you probably have a d-tec since its an 04

which in that case. no it will not work.

Duratec 2.3l with 6 speed tranny?

read around...
no, its a zetec, fully built... please dont insult my intelligence... haha <joking

but no, its a zetec... and im about 99.9% sure it will for the most part mount right up... ill need a svt clutch but thats it...

i just need to know if i would gain anything substantial from making the swap
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no, its a zetec, fully built... please dont insult my intelligence... haha <joking

but no, its a zetec... and im about 99.9% sure it will for the most part mount right up... ill need a svt clutch but thats it...

i just need to know if i would gain anything substantial from making the swap
no you will need more then just the clutch.

btw i did this swap over a year ago.

yes you will gain something substantial, another gear, better driveability, and a better tranny for road racing and twisties.

it is expensive. very.

let me know if you are interested. i can get the parts list together for you.
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btw i did this swap over a year ago.
it is expensive. very.
About how much would you say?
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well the car used to be drag for the most part, but i sold that motor/trans set up/ and now im making it a street/ autoX car... yea a parts list would be great! i have access to a 6-speed right now for a great price, so if im gonna do it, nows the time...
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About how much would you say?
depends on how many times you wanna take it apart?

1 time. 4k with everything

multiple times around 1500ish

you can either buy a new clutch, flywheel, and LSD and do it right the first time.

or you can pinch pennies and pull it apart later.
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well i just wanna put a stock trans in it... i dont wanna take the trans apart at all
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