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#1 blk ice

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 5:54 PM

just a thought running though my head over the last month or so, have 1997 bd5 legacy twin turbo with auto box, was wondering if anyone would know how to change the auto box to a tiptronic box and what parts would be best suited for this to happen. would i need to change ecu or just a remap of existing. would gear box mounts change and will it be a straight bolt up to the motor or would things have to be moved to fit. sorry for all the questions but am thinking of doing this mod and need the pros and cons involved.
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Posted 16 March 2011 - 8:55 PM

Shale started along this path then gave up. Too many wiring nightmares scared her off it though. Think she still has the box and bits lying around though
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Posted 16 March 2011 - 9:54 PM

This is not for the faint of heart, its about as involved as dropping an EZ30R into a BC5, and finding a suitable TCU in itself can be a nightmare.
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Posted 16 March 2011 - 10:02 PM

If you CAN find the bits and electrickery, I DO have a near-new tiptronic box. It's got 9000km out of it, out of a BE Blitzen.

Putting it into a BF5 was just too much hassle :(
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Posted 17 March 2011 - 5:00 AM

New harness, TCU, shifter, steering wheel... aka headache!!
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Posted 17 March 2011 - 5:24 AM

sounds like a headache but then again trying to get the wife to drive a manual was a nightmare that now i am trying to find a solution to and thought this could be a plan, it is only a thought at this stage. but any and all input is greatly accepted.
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Posted 17 March 2011 - 5:37 AM

Your best option is to update her to a newer model. Or get a newer car. Prob cheaper to update the mrs though. :lolz:
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Posted 17 March 2011 - 5:43 AM

This is not for the faint of heart, its about as involved as dropping an EZ30R into a BC5, and finding a suitable TCU in itself can be a nightmare.


Its not that bad, but i do tend to underplay the situation alot
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Posted 17 March 2011 - 8:12 AM

You do quite. :lolz: But look at the list in your signature. :P
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Posted 17 March 2011 - 5:14 PM

Your best option is to update her to a newer model. Or get a newer car. Prob cheaper to update the mrs though. :lolz:

haha never thought of that one, mmmm get a new wife ;) ....... will have to wait till after mm11 as she is letting us go on our 2nd wedding anniversary. :D , dont want to sell car yet only done 130000 kms so would love to keep her a little longer. :D
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Posted 18 March 2011 - 2:28 PM

Just borow a Rav4 or any other car with Diesel and she will learn. I started out in our old Hiace. Then i drove my AT BC for a year and later my BE with a Manual.
Easier to learn in a diesel because it's harder to stall, tough i stall mine all the time because i can't hear the frickin engine and 1st is geared a little high.

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 7:43 PM

I learned in a Nissan Pulsar with a professional tutor, and in my Impreza. Stalled a few times ;) I think getting a healthy dose of stalling helps you recognise when/where it's going to do it...rushes you into getting cosy with the clutch.

Diesel though, that's an important skill a fair few women miss out on and any opportunity to do it... DO IT. I've missed out. Never got taught to back a trailer either. Rather annoying.

I'll be teaching two girls at uni to drive manual in my Impreza. XD
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Posted 18 March 2011 - 7:49 PM

I have swapped my clutch a few months after i got the car, first of all i "grinded" a little to long on it.
And since it was the first winter i got a car i was training on my drifting. And it was owned by an older man (mid seventies)
Other than clutch it was mint.

Probably going to change again in the next year or so for a lighter flywheel and stronger clutch. Very educational tough, used the same method when i changed on a Nissan Navara Pickup earlier this month.

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 8:14 PM

A light flywheel and a heavier clutch will be a nightmare to hill start smoothly. I had a light flywheel with a V4 STi clutch, and never again. You had to rev the shit out of it to get going, and it stalled so easy. I now have a stock standard flywheel on a GTB clutch, and it's sooo much better.
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Posted 19 March 2011 - 1:13 AM

Growing up in Blenheim it was all bogan V8s so auto only!!
Only learnt to drive a manual when I test drove the V7 STI!
Was quite embarrassing buying a bloody pricey car, and then stalling it when I left the lot. :P
quick learning curve and I was away laughing... While others laughed at me. ;)
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Posted 19 March 2011 - 4:23 AM

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Remember going for my licence in 1972 with the Traffic cop ... I was so nervous I stalled the car and part way through the test it broke down and the cop fixed it for me. Most embarrassingly it was a Hillman Imp! Posted Image

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 2:02 PM

If i stall it more often with the LW Flywheel and heavier clutch i dont mind. I stall it all the freakin time anyway :P
Not as bad tough as the 2.2 Camry that stalled 6 times trying to get going from a stop on a straight road. Then i noticed it was an Auto.

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 6:53 PM

im still baffled how you stall an auto
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Posted 19 March 2011 - 8:31 PM

Normally autos that stall have issues, like torque converter lockup clutch sticking.
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Posted 19 March 2011 - 8:46 PM

My mate 'V' (who Ferru and Chasey met yesterday) stalls autos. She can drive manual just fine but somehow she doesn't get how to drive an auto...and now refuses to :lolz:
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