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Old 06-08-2007, 11:18 AM   #11
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Currently EOCing on an automatic trans Geo Metro. I would assume for short distances it would be fine. Towing on the otherhand often entails long distances, so that would not be apropriate.

Besides, what's the worst that will happen? You'll just be forced to do something you wanted to do all along, which is put in a manual transmission. I'd say you could probably find one at a junkyard or something. For me (me dad also drives this car a lot too and he EOCs) there are two 5 speed manual transmissions awaiting, one to go in this car when the AT goes. The AT has a tendency to get stuck between gears and then requires manual shifting, so might as well run it into the ground
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Old 06-08-2007, 12:39 PM   #12
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Currently EOCing on an automatic trans Geo Metro. I would assume for short distances it would be fine. Towing on the otherhand often entails long distances, so that would not be apropriate.

Besides, what's the worst that will happen? You'll just be forced to do something you wanted to do all along, which is put in a manual transmission. I'd say you could probably find one at a junkyard or something. For me (me dad also drives this car a lot too and he EOCs) there are two 5 speed manual transmissions awaiting, one to go in this car when the AT goes. The AT has a tendency to get stuck between gears and then requires manual shifting, so might as well run it into the ground
That's the problem in the first place, even though 1996 nissan maximas exist with a 5 speed, I cant find one anywhere. Besides, I just found out that the EPA MPG rating on the automatic version of this car is higher due to a higher gear ratio, so if my transmission can handle it, I might be better off with it anyway. Either way, I'll eventually find out, I guess.
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Old 06-08-2007, 12:42 PM   #13
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I think the key is about towing, since you can't tow I don't think you shoudl EOC.

Try finding a transmission to do the swap. It's possible! Or find another car.
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Old 06-08-2007, 01:30 PM   #14
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You can still get very good gas mileage with the Maxima without EOCing. If the manual says no flat towing I wouldn't EOC.
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Old 06-08-2007, 02:53 PM   #15
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I just read the towing section in the manual. It says that if you must tow on all four wheels, it is possible by putting the transmission in N, but do not tow backwards and do not exceed 40 miles.
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