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Old 03-29-2004, 06:12 PM   #1
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Has anyone ever done this? You'd think that a tranny from one of the 3.4s or something could be custom made to fit onto a 3.8. A 5-speed would just be so much fun in a bonneville. It'* a shame that they never made it an option
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3.4 tranny is different than the 3.8
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3.4 tranny is different than the 3.8
No, both are 4t-60e'. So are fiero, and the such.
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A gertrag 5-speed could be adapted for the right price. I think it would cost way too much money, even if you could do the fab work yourself.
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You'll need the shifter linkage for it, a clutch setup, but the custom PCM will be the hardest part.
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Unless you have money out the wazoo, forget about it. You are better off buying a car with a manual already in it.
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I know it would be really, really expensive, but wouldn't it be nice to have one in a bonneville?
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..........Damnnnnnnnnnnnnnn i see .........hmmmmmmmmmmmmm it`d work oh yeah lil fabin here and there....clutch/brake pedal setup not as bad as you think........shfter linkage ...so easy whooooooooooo hooooooooooo.....pcm.... many ways around the brain ...shhhhhhh i`m thinkin/drawin/doin cost.........be back soon
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..........Damnnnnnnnnnnnnnn i see .........hmmmmmmmmmmmmm it`d work oh yeah lil fabin here and there....clutch/brake pedal setup not as bad as you think........shfter linkage ...so easy whooooooooooo hooooooooooo.....pcm.... many ways around the brain ...shhhhhhh i`m thinkin/drawin/doin cost.........be back soon
Not sure if I should exited or scared... If anybody could pull it ogg, tho, it'd be the Turtle! Maybe we should get Dr Jay to help him out?

A 5 speed Bonne would be SuhWeeeeet!! (Except for the traffic I gotta fight to get home)
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