Last Updated: 10/29/2022 @ 12:38 am
Member Credit: schmellyfart
I’m happy to say that I finally have a 6 speed swap under my belt now. This one was done on a buddies ’99 (deloa84), so I thought I’d show what I did differently than the procedure in the write ups. In my opinion my changes are cheaper and easier than the alternatives.
The main hurdles I’ve identified with the swap are the timing ring and the transmission mount.
For the timing ring, I drafted it up in my favorite CAD software and had it cut at a local machine shop. It is just a matter of unbolting the old ring off of a 6MT JWT Flywheel and bolting the new one on.
Everything else in the swap was completed as usual.
Parts used for this swap:
- 02-03 HLSD Maxima 6MT
- FWD JWT Flywheel with my custom timing ring
- JWT Clutch
- 02-03 Shifter Cables
- 02-03 Shifter
- Ralco STS
- ES Shifter Bushings
- One piece SS Clutch line
Last but not least, a short vid of it back on the road.