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post #1 of 388 (permalink) Old 08-28-2010, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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Manual conversion has begun

I have ordered all the parts for my tranny swap to manual. I should have everything by the end of the week! I need to decide on the driveshaft for it and check the bell housing on the GXP tranny to make sure that the ZR1 clutch conversion will fit (no one has put one in a G8 yet) and I will be set. Thanks to a few people on this board and others I finally got all the part numbers I needed and it was NOT easy or cheap! Once I have gotten everything and I check all the contents and install info I will try to get that info to the other guys that want to do this.

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post #2 of 388 (permalink) Old 08-28-2010, 11:12 PM
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good luck!

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++1 on the good luck... let us know how it works out. I think you will be the first : )
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thanks for being a pioneer and paving the way for the rest of us!

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Will be very nice to see how it all goes. All the best

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Looking forward to hearing how this goes. Seemed a lousy deal that the GT was not offered with a stick.

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I have ordered all the parts for my tranny swap to manual. I should have everything by the end of the week! I need to decide on the driveshaft for it and check the bell housing on the GXP tranny to make sure that the ZR1 clutch conversion will fit (no one has put one in a G8 yet) and I will be set. Thanks to a few people on this board and others I finally got all the part numbers I needed and it was NOT easy or cheap! Once I have gotten everything and I check all the contents and install info I will try to get that info to the other guys that want to do this.
Can you givus a rough order idea of what this would cost? Are we talking $3000, $5000 or $7000 dollars?

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Awesom man! props to you. The going to love it when its all done!
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post #10 of 388 (permalink) Old 08-30-2010, 09:58 AM
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Great project, pretty ambitious for sure. I'm guessing this comes in over $5k... gotta get a trans, clutch, hydraulics, pedal setup, new console... Reprogramming must be involved...

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post #11 of 388 (permalink) Old 08-30-2010, 10:24 AM Thread Starter
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Definitely over $5k for me but, if you went all stock and actually found a wrecked GXP (i gave up) it would be cheaper than mine. Here is n easy list of the big stuff

Trans $2700
Pedal Bracket $200
master cylinder $100
Camaro Diff $850 (2.92 just wont cut it with manual)
Driveshaft $1100 (aluminum from Gforce cant order til the tranny is in)
Clutch kit $1500 (ZR1 clutch kit)
Install and tune $2000

There are a bunch of miscellaneous parts that I dont want to list for you until I get them all in hand and checked. This is definitely not a project for the faint of heart but, I truly beleive it can be done without too much grief. I know the usual naysayers will pop up and say everyone should just go find a GXP but, some of us know that it isnt really an option for very many of us and what the hell, its more fun to change our cars than to buy them done! Besides wasnt the GXP 7-8k more than the GT? looks like the cost of a conversion!

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Looking forward to your progress. Take lots of pics!

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post #13 of 388 (permalink) Old 08-30-2010, 10:33 AM
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you should rename your car because at the end of the day you have truly created a different vehicle...any thoughts on a new name? Holdeniac Supercruiser?

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good luck man!
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glad you found all the parts you were looking for - best of luck

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Subscribed...I was just thinking about this the other day, wondering how much of a pain would it really be.

Pics once you get everything! Did you have to order a new center console or are you modifying the auto one?

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post #18 of 388 (permalink) Old 08-30-2010, 05:24 PM Thread Starter
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There is no part number for a different console and the manual guys are buying the auto trim ring to dress theirs up so, shouldn't be a problem

09 PBM GT,1 of 1 manual GT,camaro 3.42 rear end, gforce 300M axles, ZR1 clutch kit from Katech, MGW shifter, Rotofab, ARH long tube headers, high flow cats, magnaflow catback, TVS1900 11lbs of boost, custom boost friendly cam, WCCH ported and polished heads, pedders track 2 Xa, BMR subframe connectors,Baer Big brake kit, 20" Asanti AF112 and 305/35/18 MT drag radials for the track on CCW 18 x 10"
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what about the computer? i know you said tune in the list, but how will it be? i know the autostart and DOD and cruise and DIC..everything will be affected. count me intrigued. good luck man

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