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Alright, gotta leave in a minute to take my 3rd graders to recess.

 

I want to swap my old 4EAT/AWD tranny from my car for a 5spd eventually, but I have a good lead on an inexpensive JDM trans I could just r&r.

 

Anyone have any experience with these used take-out jap domestic model parts packs?

 

I've heard they are all low-mileage.

 

Would the internal diffs be a completely different ratio than my USA 4EAT?

 

thanks!

Adam

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it could be a nightmare. You need so many small parts it could make you crazy.

Check out Josh's website, he did the job himself and has a lot of good pointers.

I have driven a number of JDM cars in New Zealand after retirement from the domestic market. The mechanicals are usually in pretty good shape.

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That last post I wrote was in terms of just popping in a good used JDM 4x4 low-mile tranny until I find a donor 5spd 4x4 body for my ultimate project.

 

Price is right, and at least I can roll the dice and take advantage of the (brief) warranty period.

 

I'll be interested in seeing what the innards of the extension housing look like compared to my well-worn unit.

 

Anyway, the next adventure will be a pretty straightforward plug-n-play, maybe if I'm having a cognizant day I'll take some documentary footage. Could be fun...

 

Adam

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