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Old 09-06-2012, 04:07 PM   #1
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09' Manual Transmission Swap - Materials

Hey guys i've come to you for help yet again. I have a 2nd gen automatic transmission focus, and i'm about to put in the stage 2 turbo from fswerks. I would really like to do the manual swap before I even bothered putting in the turbo. Or even do it at the same time.

What I'm asking is can anyone give me a list of needed parts and possibly where I might be able to find them. I'm at a loss right now of what all I will need but any help would be much appreciated.

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Old 09-06-2012, 05:11 PM   #2
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This thread will help you get started. To add to that, you will probably need an ECU too, but it is going to need to be programmed as PATS and the ECU need to be on the same level, otherwise the car will NEVER start. And TBH, this question would be answered quicker and better in the Engine & Transmission Swap section.
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Would it be easier and cheaper to trade in your auto and buy a 5 speed?
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I know you want to do the swap but I just have 1 question, wouldn't an automatic be better with a turbo because you don't lose boost between shifts?
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auto trans isn't as strong as the 5 speed. turbo would make the auto trans start slipping if you pushed more than 200hp for a while.
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auto trans isn't as strong as the 5 speed. turbo would make the auto trans start slipping if you pushed more than 200hp for a while.
Exactly. So i'm just hoping I can find a donor car I guess. I wish there was a kit!
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