Joined: 11 Jun 2008 Posts: 274 Location: Hervey Bay, QLD, Australia
Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:53 am Post subject: 6 speed conversion
After owning my car for 8 years I've decided to go single turbo and 6 speed manual. I really want it to be a full-time track car. Is it worth the effort and money? Those boxes are super rare it seems... _________________
I'm doing the CD009 6 speed conversion right now. It cost me just $800 USD for the transmission, $2,000 for the adapter plate, twin plate clutch and flywheel. The shifter, shifter bracket, various shift boots, slave cylinder, master cylinder, clutch pedal etc were all probably $200. The hardest part is by far mounting the clutch pedal so far. I got the 350Z one and it has to go on the worst spot on the firewall. There was some posts of people using other Toyota clutches like from a Supra or something and the clutch pedal was much longer so they mounted it higher where the firewall is actually flat.
The V160 is a better transmission and probably still a good investment if you have the money for it. Just keep in mind that the transmission will be worth more than the car itself so you'll have to sell it separately if you ever want to sell the car. You might as well buy the V160, keep it in storage and just run the CD009. The reason is because it would take a very special buyer to want to pay another $8,000 USD on top of the regular value for your Risty, which is what that V160 is worth. If you've had it for 8 years already though... might as well get the stuff you want.
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