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Old 05-13-2011, 01:07 AM   #1
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What parts are needed for transmission swap?

I have been searching around my area for 1998-2002 Camaro Z28's and SS's but,everyone I find is a A4 (automatic).Not that there is anything
wrong with a A4 (automatic) transmission in a Camaro but,I have my
heart set in trying to find M6 manual.If I did purchase a Camaro with
a A4 (automatic) transmission does anyone know what parts I would
need besides the T56 transmission to do a automatic to manual
transmission swap in a 1998-2002 Camaro? Just wondering if it is really worth it?
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Old 05-13-2011, 10:37 AM   #2
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I'd find (on the internet) a salvage place that specifically deals with f-body (f-birds/camaros) and see if they have a transmission swap package. I know there are several mustang only salvage places in GA that advertise on ebay for the same sort of transmission swaps. I've got a 99 GT that's an automatic and have been contemplating swapping the transmission to manual. The package deal, from flywheel to driveshaft and everything in between, for the 'stang is about $1600 + shipping. But my SS mods come first so not even sure if I'll ever get to do the GT.

Edit: Probably easier to keep looking for a car already equipped with a 6 spd. You may have to extend your search radius but they're out there. A couple of yrs ago I picked up a '97 Z28 6spd for $4400. Wish I still had that car.
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Old 05-13-2011, 10:44 AM   #3
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FBody parts in Pennsylvania should have what you are looking for. Google them.

Top of my head you will need:

Gearbox, Pedal assembly, clutch resevour, clutch, possibly driveshaft, center console plate, ignition interlock, computer?, wiring loom for gearbox...seems like a lot of work. Check around for a good 6-speed car.
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Old 05-14-2011, 02:42 AM   #4
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I'd find (on the internet) a salvage place that specifically deals with f-body (f-birds/camaros) and see if they have a transmission swap package. I know there are several mustang only salvage places in GA that advertise on ebay for the same sort of transmission swaps. I've got a 99 GT that's an automatic and have been contemplating swapping the transmission to manual. The package deal, from flywheel to driveshaft and everything in between, for the 'stang is about $1600 + shipping. But my SS mods come first so not even sure if I'll ever get to do the GT.

Edit: Probably easier to keep looking for a car already equipped with a 6 spd. You may have to extend your search radius but they're out there. A couple of yrs ago I picked up a '97 Z28 6spd for $4400. Wish I still had that car.
After talking to a really cool F Body guy today he told me that there are
more then the parts mentioned in this thread to do a T56 transmission
swap and that it really isn't worth it unless you're A4 automatic transmission has failed or is starting to show signs of wear and could
possibly fail.I appreicate the info guys but,I am going to wait it out
for the right M6 car that in the end I will be happy with.I'm wondering
though what amount of rwhp and rwtq can the T56 transmission that
comes in the F Body 4th gens. possibly handle? Just wondering?
Nancy I have been driving a Ford Mustang for fiveteen years and
I refuse to invest a red cent into my Ford Mustang unless it is for
general maintenance like oil changes etc. to keep it running so,I
can trade it in.I excommunicated myself from the Ford Mustang
community because of how I was treated by Ford Mustang
enthusiasts and also I have completely lost intrust in Ford Mustangs.
In my experience I will tell you that the Camaro you have is a
better investment to put "mod money" into and has a much better
horsepower to dollar ratio then the 99 GT you have.I wouldn't do
anything to the 99 GT you have and I would put it into the Camaro
definitley because you will be much more happy with the end results.
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Old 05-15-2011, 10:50 AM   #5
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Nancy I have been driving a Ford Mustang for fiveteen years and
I refuse to invest a red cent into my Ford Mustang unless it is for
general maintenance like oil changes etc. to keep it running so,I
can trade it in.I excommunicated myself from the Ford Mustang
community because of how I was treated by Ford Mustang
enthusiasts and also I have completely lost intrust in Ford Mustangs.
In my experience I will tell you that the Camaro you have is a
better investment to put "mod money" into and has a much better
horsepower to dollar ratio then the 99 GT you have.I wouldn't do
anything to the 99 GT you have and I would put it into the Camaro
definitley because you will be much more happy with the end results.
I totally agree. I have the GT where I want it reliability-wise and I am just doing general maintenance. I split my time driving the Mustang to work to keep the excessive miles off my SS. I got my GT for a really good deal I couldn't pass up and because I really don't like any of the mustangs past 2005. It's a tootle around locally car, nothing I would take (trust) on any long trip. Have always been a GM girl for the past 30 yrs.
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Old 05-15-2011, 05:04 PM   #6
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It's definitely a tall order when doing any kind of swap in a 4th-gen. I think you'll be happier with your decision to wait.
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Old 05-16-2011, 01:53 PM   #7
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I'd wait, I've looked into before for my Trans Am and it's not worth the cost or hassle IMO.
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Old 06-07-2011, 08:44 AM   #8
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Hey everyone first off im new to this website so this will be my first post...i have a 2000 pontiac trans am automatic and the 3/4 clutch pack went out on it (fml) i have been really thinking about swapping out my a4 tranny for a t56 since now i have a reason to take the transmission out of the car and not just because i want to. i know this is not going to be a cheap route but i want to know if it is even worth the time, hassle, and money? thanks!
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Old 06-14-2011, 06:33 PM   #9
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having a T56 is the best thing about my car.

The swap sucks...but its totally worth it.
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Old 06-15-2011, 09:50 AM   #10
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its all the little stuff that gets yah in any swap, finding a t56 is the easy part
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