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Old 05-29-2006, 08:10 AM   #1
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(* motivated by SVOBoy's Project: KDA (Engine and Auto to Manual Swap)

Exactly when I would make the time to do this, I don't know. I already have too many projects stacked up in a holding pattern over the airport.

But, I figure: start this thread and maybe it'll motivate me or someone else.
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Old 05-29-2006, 08:15 AM   #2
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Man, your gear ratios suck!

Anyway, I'd def do it, I'm already loving the rpm change from my own conversion. With this you can go faster at the same rpm level, which doesn't mean you should go faster, but means that places where you might be forced to go faster will not take such a toll on your total FE.
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Man, your gear ratios suck!
I'm not surprised. Why do they suck? I'm guessing it's because my torque sucks.
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Man! I am so jealous of your guys' garages and wealth of junk/spare parts. If I had the parts I would have no where to put them...I need a garage!
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Garage, schmarage. The transmission isn't very big, and it only weighs 65 lbs. You could easily put it (hide it) on the shelf in a coat closet.
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Hmmmm...

*considering it*
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Some more to think about: this car's 0-60 time in stock form is about 15 seconds. This swap will make it ... much worse! One teamswift member found this swap intolerable.

Then there's the issue of the speedometer/odometer being off. Can compensate for that in the ScanGauge though.
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.I need a garage!
Put stuff in the Aerostar!
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So it's just the torque difference between the 3 and 4 cylinder that makes it bearable with the 4? Any possibility of keeping the 3-cylinder final drive and just changing the 3rd, 4th, and 5th gears to smaller sizes?
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Put stuff in the Aerostar!
Where do you think most of my tools are???

PS: I'm serious on that one!
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