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Old 04-20-2011, 12:34 PM   #1
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Cost of ATX to MTX swap

I will be purchasing my brothers 2002 Zetec Focus SE just for a project car. The first thing I will be doing after I change his leaking valve cover gasket is swappping the ATX he has for an MTX75. I have seen the thread which includes all the parts and what not, but I would just like an average price from someone who has done this swap before. The transmission will cost me $400, so if you guys can give me an estimate of the price for everything else EXCLUDING labor, I would greatly appreciate that! Thanks guys.


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I would say safely around a 1000 if you put a new clutch in at the same time but if it were me I would would put a LSD into the trans as well since it's already out.
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Old 04-20-2011, 12:39 PM   #3
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Thanks for the fast reply, now is that around 1k including the $400 i said for the trans with putting a new clutch in?
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i doubt it, i think thats 1000 with a new clutch
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Okay, cool thanks for your input! Have you ever personally paid for the swap?
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Old 04-20-2011, 01:09 PM   #6
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What kind of parts are you looking to use, OEM or aftermarket performance stuff?

I bought a MTX75 with some of the other stuff to convert to MTX (shifter base/shifter, brake/clutch fluid resvoir, pass. side axle carrier bearing, etc) for $167 from my local pic-a-part. I'm planning on dumping at least another $2k though into it (Torsen LSD, Stage 2 or better clutch, flywheel, short shifter, new sychro's, new bearings where needed, etc.), since I'm going to build it before I swap it in. It really depends on the route you're going to take. If going OEM, just look for stuff in junkyards for the misc. stuff, if going aftermarket, find the best deals you can on here and when vendors have specials going on during the holiday season.
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Old 04-20-2011, 01:13 PM   #7
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I want to just stay fully stock. In the future I will just do small exterior mods. What are your thoughts on a fully stock system?

Edit: by stock I mean all OEM, no performance parts.
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That its still way better than a fully stock automatic, lol. The car should feel a little quicker with the manual over the auto, even with everything stock.

If you dont plan on going FI or auto-x'ing/ drag racing, then you'll be fine. The LSD and everything would add to the fun factor but its not absolutely needed.
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Yeah, I just need to for basic commute. I have an SVT for the the "Fun" :D Also, I do have a spare flywheel, clutch, and pressure plate for my SVT focus, my guess is there is no way to make that work in a MTX75? (stupid question, I know)
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Agreed on SVT's being fun and yea, unfortunately it wont work.
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