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Old 05-09-2008, 03:33 PM   #1
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Default Cost estimates for 6-speed swap into an 02 WRX?

Just trying to get an idea, and one question: When do 02-03 trannys start to give out (mileage wise)?


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Old 05-09-2008, 03:45 PM   #2
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I would guess 5k for just parts, used, not including labor.

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When do 02-03 trannys start to give out (mileage wise)?
.......With proper driving, never.
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Old 05-09-2008, 04:02 PM   #3
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Ive also read that these are really weak transmissions. How weak is weak?
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Old 05-09-2008, 04:16 PM   #4
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i just did a sixspeed swap into my 04 wrx. 3500 for trans. with shifter linkage and front axles. 400 for rear ring and pinnion 100 for auto driveshaft. 100 for misc fluids. Expect to spend another 400-500 on a dccd controller.
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Old 05-09-2008, 04:27 PM   #5
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there are a couple different ways you can do it .. I am right in the middle of doing one now. I decided to spend more on a low mileage tranny as opposed to getting an old one for cheaper with higher mileage. Most people don't seem too concerned with the mileage .. but I want to keep my car for a very long time so I spent the extra cash.

.. the 6MT is a big commitment .. I'll tell you if it's worth in in a week of two ..
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Old 05-09-2008, 06:36 PM   #6
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It's worth every penny.
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Old 05-09-2008, 08:09 PM   #7
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wish i could afford the 6-speed swap now...


but then again I CANT EVEN FIND A STOCK 5-SPEED FOR MY CAR!!!!

sorry had to rant...
but the 6-speed is nice...
looking into getting one with my army signing bonus($20,000)

but my tranny went out at 98689. i drove it good too, but i guess the owner before me didnt
and now im trying to find a oem working 5-speed to get me to work...
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Old 05-09-2008, 09:47 PM   #8
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Yeah it all depends ive seen guys doin them for around 3k-3500k that piece together their parts. and ive seen some guys blow over 5k on kits. the best way is to get an 06 USDM sti tranny. depending on what ppl have them up for if your lucky within reason.

with the 06 sti tranny u can keep your stock rear diff so u dont need to swap hubs and all that good stuff. saves u alot of time and money. the only thing u need to worry about now is the front axles but ive read that some ppl convert there stubs on there stock front axles to 04 STis for about $200 or so then all u have to worry about it a dccd controller. that is if the clutch and flywheel are in good condition and you have a shift assembly.
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Old 05-10-2008, 08:44 AM   #9
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Ive also read that these are really weak transmissions. How weak is weak?
They aren't weak. They don't take well to driver abuse, but you can put quite a bit of power over stock through them with zero problems. Or a bad driver can easily destroy one at stock power levels.
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Old 05-13-2008, 10:00 AM   #10
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They dont respond well to SHOCKLOAD, they can handle a ton of power and last forever if the power is delivered smoothly.
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Old 05-13-2008, 11:50 AM   #11
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I just bought mine last weekend for $3800.00.-NEW_
I wanted one new and not used. Not saying that you can't get a deal on one used... It just seems that people are spending the same amount on used ones as I did new. Yes, I have to piece mine together. You can get a kit, shop around. I see them in the 4-5k range all the time.
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Old 05-13-2008, 12:28 PM   #12
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my 5 spd has over 145k
with 305whp..
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Old 05-13-2008, 12:41 PM   #13
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Yeah it all depends ive seen guys doin them for around 3k-3500k that piece together their parts. and ive seen some guys blow over 5k on kits. the best way is to get an 06 USDM sti tranny. depending on what ppl have them up for if your lucky within reason.

with the 06 sti tranny u can keep your stock rear diff so u dont need to swap hubs and all that good stuff. saves u alot of time and money. the only thing u need to worry about now is the front axles but ive read that some ppl convert there stubs on there stock front axles to 04 STis for about $200 or so then all u have to worry about it a dccd controller. that is if the clutch and flywheel are in good condition and you have a shift assembly.
It's the 07 STI transmission that does not require a new diff/ new ring and pinion, not the 06.
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Old 05-13-2008, 01:34 PM   #14
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^The 06 sti tranny does work with an untouched r160 diff. I ran one in my car for 8 months without issue. I know a couple other guys running the 06 tranny without any problems. If you have the money the 07 is the way to go though for the better ratios.

If you can find a good deal you can do a 6spd for not very much (provided its an 06+) A little over a year ago when I did mine I had a fully working 6spd in my car for under $1900. It can be done.

For the post above about the axles working...the tranny I got was for male axles and mine were female. I was able to get new seals and stubs to put in the tranny so that I didn't have to change the axles. Everything worked perfect for me. Look for a post from wrinkleboi, he did a good writeup about doing those stubs. I believe he was one of the first to run the 06 6spd. He is also the person I got my setup from.
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Old 05-13-2008, 05:53 PM   #15
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It's the 07 STI transmission that does not require a new diff/ new ring and pinion, not the 06.

Good call but the 07s works as well its just ive seen alot more 06 trannys out an about on the boards than 06s.
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Old 05-14-2008, 11:40 AM   #16
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It's the 07 STI transmission that does not require a new diff/ new ring and pinion, not the 06.
^^ Not true, the 06' trans does have a 3:54 final drive
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^^ Not true, the 06' trans does have a 3:54 final drive
My mistake!

I had assumed that it was changed only with the new rear differential for the 07.
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Old 05-14-2008, 11:45 AM   #18
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^argh I miss my 6spd some days
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Old 05-14-2008, 12:01 PM   #19
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I prefer the 5mt's with a good gear set, they are lighter, eat less power and take less to install.

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Old 05-14-2008, 12:07 PM   #20
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yeah, I ditched it for a ppg 1-4 box which I am very happy with. The car feels much faster, well definitely faster in a straight line.
6spd is definitely more fun to drive though. I will say that.
The weigh advantage is probably the best reason to stay with the 5spd as said above.
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Old 05-15-2008, 05:12 PM   #21
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W/o including the cost of the 6MT, budget ~2,000 (P&L) for a shop to install it. If you do it yourself, it can be done for ~1,300.00 in parts (mounts, DCCD controls, drive shaft, clutch, gear oil....)

W/ a good used 6MT ($4K)a safe shop budget is 6,500.00
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I can do it for around $5k installed
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Old 05-30-2008, 07:14 PM   #23
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I can do it for around $5k installed
elaborate please.
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Old 05-31-2008, 03:03 PM   #24
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cost me about roughly $6000 with fluids etc....
JDM DCCD STi 6spd flywheel to the Brembos
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Old 05-31-2008, 04:37 PM   #25
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cost me about $5500 for JDM low mileage tranny, axles, hubs, driveshaft (auto not STi), brembo pads, rotors, and calipers, rear diff, tranny mount, shifter linkage, shifter bushings, rear diff bushings, wheels, sti struts/springs/tophats, sti lateral links, shift knob, DCCD controller, and fluids.

but I shopped around for almost a year and got in on group buys, and other good stuff. so expect to pay more if your in a hurry. also there is the "cheap" route whhich should cost your somewhere in the 3000-4000 range depending on how cheap your tranny is, but you dont get the added benefit of slightly better suspension, better rear diff, and better brakes.

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