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Old 12-23-2014, 12:58 AM   #1
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Auto to Manual Swap- Looking for a manual transmission for 2013 v6

Hey guys, I'm new to the forum and I own a white 2013 3.7L. Recently I have started to really hate my car not being a stick and most people say to just trade it in because they expect the swap would be super expensive but it wont be possible to trade it in because of putting money into mine already and it really just not being worth it. I talked to 3.7Cyclone today about his Auto to Manual swap and have gained a lot of confidence in the whole process after seeing his project and talking to him about it. If anyone is looking to do a Manual to Auto swap (trade with me) or is looking to sell their Manual Trans, please DM me!

I really hope to start gathering the parts soon and get the install done when it starts to warm up!

If anyone has any info on the install or any info on getting the parts please contact me! Happy to be a part of the forum!

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Check out eBay, tons of 3.7l engines and manual transmissions for our cars


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If you're really going for a manual transmission, I would suggest you get tremec kit. For $4k it's pretty much a bolt on - double check for an auto car. You will be much happier with it in long run, than going with a MT82.
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If you're really going for a manual transmission, I would suggest you get tremec kit. For $4k it's pretty much a bolt on - double check for an auto car. You will be much happier with it in long run, than going with a MT82.
I looked into that but it seems like the stock transmission would be much cheaper and I really don't have enough money to go with the tremec or I would
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I hope your IN LOVE with your car the way it looks. Seriously its a ***** to do any kind of swap even if it is simple. Once you do it, your stuck with it for life as you will never be able to sell it or trade it unless you go through the painstakingly ****ty process of registering it with your DMV. I did it once on a car and NEVER again,,,it wasnt hard just a PITA...
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The MT82 is a steaming pile of crap. Mine has less than 20,000 miles on it and is absolutely without question the worst manual transmission that I have ever driven. It grinds, pops out of gear, has lockout issues and thunks like it just crushed a rock when cold. Then you have the hydraulic issues with the clutch pedal..

If you want to swap the car to a manual and don't go with a Tremec, you're simply an idiot.

If you don't have the money, save up for it, it will absolutely be worth it in the end.
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If your car ain't highly modded (Like Cyclones) or you don't love working on cars I suggest you may want to reconsider and either live with what you have or trade and get a manual.

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You say you put "a lot of money" into it. That can be different for each person. Want to give a little more info on that?


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If your car ain't highly modded (Like Cyclones) or you don't love working on cars I suggest you may want to reconsider and either live with what you have or trade and get a manual.

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naw Mud...I'd have easily paid $100 for that before i spent $1000's on easily avoided unnecessary modifications.
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The MT82 is a steaming pile of crap. Mine has less than 20,000 miles on it and is absolutely without question the worst manual transmission that I have ever driven. It grinds, pops out of gear, has lockout issues and thunks like it just crushed a rock when cold. Then you have the hydraulic issues with the clutch pedal..

If you want to swap the car to a manual and don't go with a Tremec, you're simply an idiot.

If you don't have the money, save up for it, it will absolutely be worth it in the end.
Just curious have you changed your bracket. My trans did the same( but never popped out of gear ) until I installed the Barton one piece bracket. 18k on it since the install and besides being a lil noisey for about 6 weeks its the best $50 you can spend. I posted a video on youtube driving around two finger shifting. I am no longer a MT82 hater. Maybe down the road I might eat my words but for now its all good.
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Just curious have you changed your bracket. My trans did the same( but never popped out of gear ) until I installed the Barton one piece bracket. 18k on it since the install and besides being a lil noisey for about 6 weeks its the best $50 you can spend. I posted a video on youtube driving around two finger shifting. I am no longer a MT82 hater. Maybe down the road I might eat my words but for now its all good.
+1, the barton shifter bracket was a great investment for me. Other than the mt-82 being a little noisy I have none of the above problems mentioned in the previous post. 22k

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+1, the barton shifter bracket was a great investment for me. Other than the mt-82 being a little noisy I have none of the above problems mentioned in the previous post. 22k

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+1, the barton shifter bracket was a great investment for me. Other than the mt-82 being a little noisy I have none of the above problems mentioned in the previous post. 22k

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The MT-82 isn't as bad on it own, but 'combined' with stock shifter and crapy bracket -it's one big piece of shiet! At least this is what I have learned during my experience here on ME. Too much tranny movement if you're really pushing it. As I mentioned in another thread, put a MGW race spec/any other short shifter with 2 peice shifter bracket and blowfish thing right when you buy your car- I'm more than certain we wouldn't be saying so many problems we are in present day.

Bigshows example with just a bracket pretty much replicates what I'm saying.




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Just curious have you changed your bracket. My trans did the same( but never popped out of gear ) until I installed the Barton one piece bracket. 18k on it since the install and besides being a lil noisey for about 6 weeks its the best $50 you can spend. I posted a video on youtube driving around two finger shifting. I am no longer a MT82 hater. Maybe down the road I might eat my words but for now its all good.
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How does the Barton bracket differ from the Blowfish?


And to the OP, there's some simple math here for you to do.


You can either sell off your mods separately and sell your car and buy a manual, or be patient about selling it and get a fair amount for your car. Figure in what you'd pay to do the swap (and don't forget to factor in that you will have a very difficult time ever selling this car once you've done the swap).


Having done a lot of wacky sh*t with cars over the years I can tell you that in the end the money difference will either be negligible or actually favourable to just buying a manual.


These kinds of swaps are great with cars that are at the bottom of their resale. But you will be putting your car in the same category as the guys selling their **** with salvage titles if you ever go to sell it. I filter those out and don't even consider them when I'm car shopping.


I BARELY trust a car that I've done swaps on, I'm certainly not trusting a stranger to have done it right.
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You say you put "a lot of money" into it. That can be different for each person. Want to give a little more info on that?


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well i'm only 17 years old and I love working on my car but being young it is hard to save up so much money and I have spent almost all of the money I have saved up and pretty much everything I get for birthdays and christmas and **** like that go towards my car as well considering it makes me happier than anything else I could spend it on.

Just to give you guys an idea of the mods I have done since I am new to the forum,
-about $2,000 for rims and tires when i first got the car
-$700 on ford racing sport axle backs
-$700 for Airaid CAI and BAMA X4 Tuner
-like $300 for my gt/cs spoiler
-$210 for my Roush Upper Grille
-$280 for my Lower Grille Delete
-$190 for the Roush Front Chin Splitter
-close to $1000 for the 3.73 gears, kit, and install prices (only thing I havnt done myself)
-raxiom GPS (won at the AM show last year with the raffle)
-$300 for speakers and amp
- $200 for iluminated door sills
-and then a couple a hundred for the marker tints, window tint, and mirror covers and other small stuff

Really don't think its worth it to trade the car in so i might just have to stick with the auto sadly
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well i'm only 17 years old and I love working on my car but being young it is hard to save up so much money and I have spent almost all of the money I have saved up and pretty much everything I get for birthdays and christmas and **** like that go towards my car as well considering it makes me happier than anything else I could spend it on.

Just to give you guys an idea of the mods I have done since I am new to the forum,
-about $2,000 for rims and tires when i first got the car
-$700 on ford racing sport axle backs
-$700 for Airaid CAI and BAMA X4 Tuner
-like $300 for my gt/cs spoiler
-$210 for my Roush Upper Grille
-$280 for my Lower Grille Delete
-$190 for the Roush Front Chin Splitter
-close to $1000 for the 3.73 gears, kit, and install prices (only thing I havnt done myself)
-raxiom GPS (won at the AM show last year with the raffle)
-$300 for speakers and amp
- $200 for iluminated door sills
-and then a couple a hundred for the marker tints, window tint, and mirror covers and other small stuff

Really don't think its worth it to trade the car in so i might just have to stick with the auto sadly
Don't be sad I went for the cheapest car I could find when I was stang shopping is why i have the manual. Get your transmission tuned and have fun with it the auto can be faster with a proper tune
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Don't be sad I went for the cheapest car I could find when I was stang shopping is why i have the manual. Get your transmission tuned and have fun with it the auto can be faster with a proper tune
Agreed. Dude your young...you have many years to explore and tune and get that ONE car you always want. First car? **** if it is im sure many can agree to have this EVEn as an auto is far better than some of the first cars some of us have had...**** i would have KILLED for a 300 hp car at 17 even if it was an auto...SADLY I had a whooping 105 hp as my true first car....lol learn the ropes, get some experience under the hood and in a couple years trade it in or whatever....but above else enjoy what you DO have instead of what you DONT.
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BD, Nice ride.....I will say most of that will unbolt, however you will then have depreciation unless you find the right private party to swap with. I will suggest putting out feelers for a trade if you find someone within driving distance it's worth a look and at least you get a drive and meet a fellow Stang lover (or homicidal maniac).

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The MT-82 isn't as bad on it own, but 'combined' with stock shifter and crapy bracket -it's one big piece of shiet! At least this is what I have learned during my experience here on ME. Too much tranny movement if you're really pushing it. As I mentioned in another thread, put a MGW race spec/any other short shifter with 2 peice shifter bracket and blowfish thing right when you buy your car- I'm more than certain we wouldn't be saying so many problems we are in present day.

Bigshows example with just a bracket pretty much replicates what I'm saying.
Actually the stock shifter really isn't all that bad when you replace the god awful shifter bracket. Its really just the oem shifter bracket that causes most of the common problems with our mt-82. I've been eyeing the MGW for a while but I'm pretty good with the stock shifter paired with a good bracket. The blowfish is overkill IMO for a dd.

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My first vehicle was an 1970 chevy c-10 pick up yes was restored but had a straight 6 with a 3-speed on the column, no ac, radio, power steering, or power brakes, but had 3.73's lol. Try driving that on a humid rainey day.
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My first vehicle was an 1970 chevy c-10 pick up yes was restored but had a straight 6 with a 3-speed on the column, no ac, radio, power steering, or power brakes, but had 3.73's lol. Try driving that on a humid rainey day.
before i got the Hyndai i had a Ford Ranger i was using...same thing, no AC or power steering and i was in hawaii to boot. Not a fun summer working thats for sure...
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Agreed. Dude your young...you have many years to explore and tune and get that ONE car you always want. First car? **** if it is im sure many can agree to have this EVEn as an auto is far better than some of the first cars some of us have had...**** i would have KILLED for a 300 hp car at 17 even if it was an auto...SADLY I had a whooping 105 hp as my true first car....lol learn the ropes, get some experience under the hood and in a couple years trade it in or whatever....but above else enjoy what you DO have instead of what you DONT.
Yeah I realize how lucky I am to have the stang as my first car and I know i'm gonna be hooked to cars for the rest of my life because of it haha And yeah I looked into the manual swap because of loving to do projects and installs to my car because of the feeling you get from making your own car faster or look better, plus i enjoy spending the time with my dad doing something we both love to do! The car is just great all around and I wouldn't mind taking on a big project like the manual swap but I realize its probably just not worth it and I'll stick with the manual.
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Paddle Shifters?

Anybody know if its possible to set up paddle shifters and improve the shifting on the auto?

I saw a kit to put clamp on paddles on the wheel and it hooks up to the sport mode shifter which i think would be cool, but I would love if I could do that and also improve the shifting of the auto-manual aspect. It feels loose and decides when it wants to shift slow or fast, it would be sweet to have solid feeling shifts close to that of a real paddle shifting car. Not sure if this is possible but would be real cool and a great fix to not having a full on manual.

Any info is appreciated!
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I've seen the kits, but its just going to hook into the same switch that the "sport shift" mode thing uses. Best thing for improving how your auto shifts is a good tune.


ALso, not that I am in anyway encouraging the OP to destroy the resale of his car, but 2012 Mustang GT 6 Speed Transmission
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Just curious have you changed your bracket. My trans did the same( but never popped out of gear ) until I installed the Barton one piece bracket. 18k on it since the install and besides being a lil noisey for about 6 weeks its the best $50 you can spend. I posted a video on youtube driving around two finger shifting. I am no longer a MT82 hater. Maybe down the road I might eat my words but for now its all good.

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Very nice. So uou just changed out the bracket...that's it?
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Very nice. So uou just changed out the bracket...that's it?
Yes thats it, smooth shifting.
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