I just got done making my auto into a 5-speed. For anyone who is thinking of doing such a swap or for anyone who wants to do it. It is a MUST for you to do it. The difference is like night and day. You have ALOT more control of your car, the power is sweet because now I control the rpm's, you get to shed ALOT of weight because just the auto tranny alone weigh 138lb's the manual is 91lb's not including all the other stuff you have to take out.
The install was VERY EASY me and a buddy of mine did the work to save $ on labor. I called places to see what they would charge me I got quotes from 1000 to 1500 on just labor:??::disappointed: Hyundai made tin plates all over the car so when I got my parts I could see where they would go so the car is already set up you just need the parts.
Now for the hard part of the install :depressed: mounting the shifter to the car itself tricky, getting the auto tranny out because it weighs alot, key lock system so you can take the key out there's a black box under the dash that you HAVE TO take out, Getting reverse lights there's a wire harness that goes from the fuse box under the hood to the tranny with ALOT of wires just do process of elimination and install the harness to the fuse box but MAKE SURE you have the right wires going to the fuse box.
Total time of the install, lets just say if me and my friend had no lives and worked on my car all day and night with no girlfriends to satisfy
: with only 6 hours of sleep and no jobs with out eating it would have taken us about 4 days to do.
I saved the best for last the grand total cost to me for the whole job is $943.74
I added to the very last penny. Not bad for two guys that are NOT mechanics:smoking:
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