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hello everyone!

so im going to pick up a mtx this weekend hopefully and i was wondering what you guys thaught, ive never driven a standard before as i was taught in an astro van and never really gotten the chance to ever drive a standard. so my questions is, do you think its a good idea to buy the mtx and swap the atx out for it and learn to drive standard in the mx6? if so im gettin it out of a 93 and i have a 94LS. this is what it comes with and i was wondering what else or what u would suggest i should get.

Tranny (With bolts)
- Flywheel (With Bolts)
- Clutch
- Intermediate Shaft
- Slave cylinder
- Clutch Hard Line
- Clutch Master Cylinder
- Brake Fluid Reservoir
- Brake Pedal
- Clutch Pedal
- Driver side mount with Bracket
- Rear Motor mount bracket
- Shift Linkage with shifter
- Starter

i know there is a thread on what u need for a tranny swap but im not asking what i need im asking what you think i should get to go with it..any help or input is appreciated.

Thanks, Shawn.
 

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i would recommend to buy a POS 200$ car that runs to learn stick on. Not a new tranny, cause if you blow it then u gotta buy a new one.

1- Buy a $200 beater.
2- Learn to drive stick
3- Buy the MTX swap
4- Install MTX
5- Drive the MTX 6, without hesistation of blowing a new tranny

And one point. Just cause someone knows hwo to drive stick doesnt mean they know how to do it right.

Good Luck



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its not hard at all once you get the hang of it, I drove a 10 spd grain truck in saskatchewan when I was 10 and I couldn't even stay on the seat I had to jump off the seat to push the clutch and reach way over to shift but I still did it! haha but just remember every standard vehicle is different for me the 1st time I learned to drive stick took me 5 minutes in a parking lot with my dad's old escort when I was 8
 

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its not hard at all once you get the hang of it, I drove a 10 spd grain truck in saskatchewan when I was 10 and I couldn't even stay on the seat I had to jump off the seat to push the clutch and reach way over to shift but I still did it! haha but just remember every standard vehicle is different for me the 1st time I learned to drive stick took me 5 minutes in a parking lot with my dad's old escort when I was 8
but depends on how long you take to learn how to drive RIGHT, you could hurt the MTX, thats why i recommended what i did. I learned to drive stick @ 12 and didnt drive an ATX till 2-3 years ago :p


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yeah true enough... i'd say it took me a couple days to a wek to really get onto it, most of my friends around here can't seem to understand why I can shift so quick lol but normally I dont I just keep her nice and smooth especially when there are ladies in the car haha :)
 

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i would recommend to buy a POS 200$ car that runs to learn stick on. Not a new tranny, cause if you blow it then u gotta buy a new one.

1- Buy a $200 beater.
2- Learn to drive stick
3- Buy the MTX swap
4- Install MTX
5- Drive the MTX 6, without hesistation of blowing a new tranny

And one point. Just cause someone knows hwo to drive stick doesnt mean they know how to do it right.

Good Luck



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alright, column shift=alot harder to get used to lol my grandpa had a 79 F100 with the 3 on the tree and it took me forever to get used to that thing the box and floor rusted out at 79,000 kms so he drove it til the clutch went and sent it to scrap lol he bought that thing the year my mom moved out
 

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I learned to drive MTX on my MX6 after I did the swap :shrug:
 

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i learned to drive mtx on my mx-6 about 2 years ago when i bought it.

took about 3 trips around the neighborhood to get the hang of.. the second day i owned my mx-6 i drove it to work. and since then my shifting has only gotten smoother.

first and second gear synchro has been dead ever since i had the car. but the tranny still runs good for the most part. i do have royal purple tranny fluid just to keep it well protected tho.
 

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i offered that because its not as hard and rough on the tranny :)

That is all.

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I say go for it. Everyone grinds. Just change your fluids often and learning on these transmissions wont be a big deal.
 

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I learned on an 07 Caliber hahaha. Get a POS first and learn, its really not that hard.
 

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just do the mtx swap worse case you burn out the clutch or mess up some sycros in the tranny but it's a learning experiance kinda sad that i had a new tranny replaced on my first 6 with only 80k on it 2second grinds after 7500rpms & 3rd grinds after 4500r's trying 2 shift fast but if i shift somewhat slow doesn't grind.. i honestly beat the living crap of my tranny & yeah didn't make 2 see 100k on the new tranny. that's just my abuse on my tranny thou~
 

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yea im goin with the old 86 f150 haha..which ive just been told it does run...just not in the winter hmmm...other than that its not a bad truck has low miles too! but gas gauge is broken. ill get some pictures tomorrow and post em up for people to see lol
meh doesn't really matter if the gas gauge is broken on a truck like that as long as you fill it from empty every day you'll be good to go hahaha j/k :p can't wait to see some pics I love trucks!
 

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niiice trucks are alot different to drive stick on then cars but it'll definitly help you get the right idea! looks alot like my grandpa's old truck but this one has alot less rust lol
 
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