Hyundai Forum: Hyundai Performance Forum banner

1 - 9 of 9 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
a little while ago my friend smiley bought a tiburon but later he moved onto a sonata and i fell in love with the mods he did to it (cat, exhaust, and nos) but i never liked the automatic idea, then the redesigned 2002 sonata came out and ive nevr seen a sexier car but still the 4speed auto problem, (i liva in canada, no 5speed manuel option) and i cant get one imported to canada either. so smiley suggested swapping a 6speed from a tiburon, and i was like, 6speedsonata ive see the promised land! hehe. so anyways the swap is possible and a guy in toronto said he he would do it. and making people look the other way when warrenty issues come up is easy when your friend is smiley, the actual conversion isnt a go yet, because i am running low on funds at the moment, but by the spring the very first hyundai sonata 6speed will be cruisin through ontario, stricking fear in the hearts of many<img src=/images/forums/snitz/smile.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>


<hr noshade width=60% size=1 align=left>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
21,319 Posts
Your not supposed to tell people your top secret plans<img src=/images/forums/snitz/guns.gif width=33 height=16 border=0>

Don't worry about it though, I have already done it.<img src=/images/forums/snitz/laugh.gif width=15 height=31 border=0>

j/k good luck and I hope you beat all the people that are gonna try to beat you to it now.<img src=/images/forums/snitz/smile.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>


<hr width=60% noshade size=1 align=left><img src="http://www.transfans.com/logospin.gif"><b>No I do not have a 2000 Tib anymore. My X now has a 2000 Tib. No I am not mad cause she has the payments too.</b><img src=/images/forums/snitz/wink.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
684 Posts
I guess right now for those that might care hehe. Since it is a 2002 it will still have full warranty on the car itself. Before of course the swap out.

So when we originally discussed it with the owner of the dealership, he said no way you can physically do it. After getting info from people on the boards and from the service department they said yes you can do it.

So then warranty came into play. The DSM of Hyundai for our district was in and was going over paper work with the service manager, while I was getting an oil change. I didn't think of talking to them, but then right before I turned down the street to my house, then turned it right around and went back to the dealership.

Talked to my service manager and DSM and asked if we could do the swap. They said yes thats fine. Then I asked what about warranty. Both the DSM and the service manager agreed that the warranty on the transmission will obviously be gone, and we will still have warranty on the rest of the car.

The next day me and 6speed went in to look at Sonatas again, and basically got into this small debate with the sales guy whether we can physically do it. He said "I worked for many years on cars blah blah blah, you can't do it". I told him, "I work in front of a computer all day, the 2002 Sonata has a 5-speed manual in the US as well as the rest of the world. Would Hyundai be stupid enough to make the car so you CANNOT put a manual transmission in the 2,000 or so cars going to Canada? Obviously not. The only work you will need to do is get the proper wiring harnesses, and hope the shafts from the manual 6-speed can fit in there and away you go." Moron as he is. "Well you will have to then bang out the firewall." I felt like telling him hes a moron BUT I said "Its a FWD car, why the hell would I need to touch the firewall?" I forgot to mention, this guy lives and breathes RWD domestic muscle cars. Too bad he isn't quite fit enough to sell FWD Hyundai's then.

So fuming mad he goes to the owner of the dealership, and says "will their warranty be void if they swap it out?" Owner says "yes all of it." So then that made him feel all happy. I said "ok whatever, I ll be back with a letter and signatures with the go ahead from the owners boss." I didn't want to argue with the owner cause he is without a doubt the coolest Hyundai dealership owner in the world, and I like the way he treats me as a customer, cause I have never ever been treated so good.

So well as it stands, I need to go into the dealership probally Monday and talk to the service manager, and get him to sign a basic letter or if he wants to type one up himself thats fine, and I will get signature from him next time he sees the DSM that way my ass and 6-speed's ass is covered. Just make a couple photocopies, give it to our dealership, and keep one in the glove box, keep the original locked up nice and tight if we ever have to bring it out.

Anyway, just want to say, if 6speed ever does it, it will have probally the best resale value you could find. 6-speed V6 2.7L Sonata, cars like it, 0. The appeal to young buyers in the future looking for a tuner car with a 6-speed, and a huge aftermarket (all 2.7L parts on the Tiburon should work for the 2.7L in the Sonata) will be excellent.


<hr width=60% noshade size=1 align=left>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,316 Posts
2 words: Ixion kit <img src=/images/forums/snitz/smile.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>

The swap should be fully possible though. The V6 GK uses the Sonata subframe, so the mounting points for the transmission should line up fine.


<hr width=60% noshade size=1 align=left>I drive a slow car...

Email Me
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
684 Posts
Actually 4doorGL

The order we kinda have planned is:

Buy the car <img src=/images/forums/snitz/wink.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>
6-speed swap out
N/A bits here and there
18" rims
Ixion kit

I showed 6-speed the site, and of course first thing he asked me is how big rims, and what kinda body kit. Pointed him directly to the kit <img src=/images/forums/snitz/smile.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>



<hr width=60% noshade size=1 align=left>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,285 Posts
Smiley you know when you get the 6 speed tranny just call me and ill hook yo up for the install<img src=/images/forums/snitz/smile.gif width=15 height=15 border=0><img src=/images/forums/snitz/smile.gif width=15 height=15 border=0><img src=/images/forums/snitz/smile.gif width=15 height=15 border=0><img src=/images/forums/snitz/smile.gif width=15 height=15 border=0><img src=/images/forums/snitz/smile.gif width=15 height=15 border=0><img src=/images/forums/snitz/smile.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>


<hr width=60% noshade size=1 align=left>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
233 Posts
Wow! That's freakin' awesome! I read this post a few days ago and I told all of my friends about it! How much HP does that car produce now? The only thing I disagree with you is just like the other guy said; you should have done it before you brought it to everyone elses attention. Then you can know you're the first to do it and be very respected for it! Right? Hope it works out for ya!<img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>


<hr width=60% noshade size=1 align=left>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,617 Posts
HMMMMMMM, would 6-speed be possible on the 2K elantra and wat transmission would i use


<hr width=60% noshade size=1 align=left><img src="http://samadjawed.freeservers.com/images/frontview_garage.jpg">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
684 Posts
I don't think the 6-speed will mount to the 2.0L at all.

Different engine class which pretty well means different transmission mounts. Gearing would also be pretty nasty on a stock 2.0L cause I betcha the 6-speed is geared towards using the torque to its full potential.

Just my opinion though.

It would be although pretty damn cool to also see a 6-speed Santa Fe <img src=/images/forums/snitz/cool.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>


<hr width=60% noshade size=1 align=left>1999 Hyundai Sonata GL V6
H7 Blue Eurolite
GLS Chrome Grill
Custom Intake/Header/Exhaust
55 shot Nitrous Express

--no longer with me--
1997 Hyundai Tiburon
Was a brave soul when combating the evil forces.
 
1 - 9 of 9 Posts
Top