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Pros and Cons of EA81 4speed vs 5 speed????
Posted 26 October 2003 - 08:54 PM
I wanted the experts (all of you) opinion on which trans you would replace it with a 4 speed again or 5 speed?? dual range
There are plenty of hills here in Pa and I do lots of highway driving... So what do ya think.... Thanks Joe
Oh PS... Any tips on how to tell if a junk yard trans is any good??? Thanks
Posted 26 October 2003 - 09:10 PM
Also, You neglected to mention what it is for. If you plan on lifting it and installing larger tires or if it will stay stock. Are you talking about your BRAT? What's your ultimate plan with it, lift or keep the same?
Posted 26 October 2003 - 09:54 PM
If I do lift it it willbe a small lift anyway....
I didnt know that I would need some other kit thing to do a swap from a 4 speed to a 5 speed... I just assumed it bolted up the same is all......
I emailed you phatbrat about a price, did you get it????
Also what kinda mileage is on your trans... See I dont have a garage to do work in and Im a virgin at mechanics.. I never did the trans thing I might have to pay someone to do it... Dave from cressona offered to help me attempt it..... But time is a factor right now... wish this would have happend a month ago...
Posted 26 October 2003 - 10:08 PM
For the 5 spd, my understanding is that you don't actually NEED the kit but then you will have to bang the hell out of your car with a hammer to make it fit. Plus you would need more than just the tranny. As for installation, You could do it. It's fairly simple. It only goes together one way. You will see.
For a person who has never done this before, it should only take you about 2 hrs max to remove old one and install new one. (With help) I had helped someone once but didn't pay much attention when he did the clutch. A shop will charge you an arm and a leg. If Dave said he's help you then you should be fine. He's a good guy. He's been helping me lately.
Posted 26 October 2003 - 10:17 PM
Posted 27 October 2003 - 08:17 AM
Sorry, I had to...
Posted 27 October 2003 - 12:15 PM
Posted 27 October 2003 - 01:15 PM
Posted 27 October 2003 - 03:30 PM
You can have the engine and trans pulled in that time
I'm doubting that
it should only take you about 2 hrs max to remove old one and install new one.
You're saying two different things. Anyone can pull a motor in 2 hours. Trans swap is a different story. 2 hours for a swap and I'm sorry, but your hackin' it.
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Posted 27 October 2003 - 06:16 PM
Posted 27 October 2003 - 07:07 PM
Posted 27 October 2003 - 09:12 PM
As for the tranny swap time, Don't know what to telly you Chris. The 2 hrs time out with the old and in with the new is for the tranny only not the tranny and engine. And like I said earlier, I am talking 2 people here and it has been done. The facts are that it's been done and I was there myself so aint no joke here. I am not gonna sit here and argue about it for days like a little B*tch cause like I said, it's been done. And now, I'm done. Boz
Posted 27 October 2003 - 09:16 PM
Posted 28 October 2003 - 12:23 PM
Posted 28 October 2003 - 01:28 PM
You missed a zero Bozz.........LOL
Posted 28 October 2003 - 06:18 PM
Posted 28 October 2003 - 06:41 PM
Posted 28 October 2003 - 10:30 PM
Originally posted by GeneralDisorder
From what I hear, the 5 speed isn't worth it for off-road. You never get into third gear, and that's where the main differences are in the 5 speed. For freeway tho, it is much nicer, as ed pointed out.
so is that to say that the 5 speed is no better AND no worse for offroad? or is the 4 speed better for offroading?
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